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Open Thread: VP debate

by Brad A. Greenberg

October 2, 2008 | 11:35 pm

Just got done liveblogging the debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. I’m wiped and not really able to process my thoughts. In short I was very surprised with how well Palin did; at one point I thought she was mopping the floor with Biden, who suffers from the same boring, drab, experience curse that John McCain is under.

My favorite moment didn’t come from one of Palin’s Joe Six Pack references but from discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Here goes:

6:51 p.m.—Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Palin: “A two state solution is the solution. ... We have got to assure them we would never allow a second Holocaust .. We will support Israel, a two-state solution, building our embassy in Jerusalem.”

Biden: “Nobody in the United States senate has been a better friend of Israel than Joe Biden.” He has been a major, major supporter. But referring to himself in the third person. Brad doesn’t like it. Brad doesn’t like it one bit. Brad’s not sure he can trust somebody who thinks so highly of himself.

So what did you think of the 92-minute affair? The comments are open.

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