Pat Buchanan has just said that Sarah Palin was the most “interesting and attractive” of all four debaters we’ve seen so far. “Attractive,” Pat? That’s rich.
Pat says she was “riveting.” I found her deeply annoying with her insistence on not answering the questions and, instead, regurgitating the information that’s been fed into her over the last week or so at debate camp.
The scariest thing of the entire debate? Her adherence to Dick Cheney’s belief that the Constitution is vague on the role of the VP. This, after telling Katie Couric that the worst thing about Cheney’s time as VP was his “duck hunting” accident (it was quail). And she wasn’t really upset that he shot someone. She was upset that he got slammed for it. Let’s be very, very clear here, ladies and gents: Dick Cheney is the scariest and most dangerous VP we have ever seen and she wants to be just like him.
Yes, Palin was poised. No, Joe didn’t pick up on some of the things I thought he could slam her on. But the debate seemed to me like a fourth grader on stage with a PhD candidate. She was cutesy; he was intelligent and reasoned. There cannot be an argument here. She did not fall apart, but she did not at all prove that she could handle the Vice Presidency of the United States.