Imagine my astonishment post debate, watching NBC where the opinions seem to be that Palin did McCain a favor....
WTF? Were they watching the same debate?!?!?!
They said she "held her own".
This is precisely what many expected would happen. The bar had been lowered so low for Palin that anything short of a total train wreck would be perceived as a victory.
Sexism at it's finest.
If the same exact debate had happened with the same exact words uttered, only with Rudy Giuliani (or any other male) at the podium, it would have been considered a victory for Biden.
Just the act of avoiding total humiliation was apparently a victorious outcome for someone a heartbeat away from the presidency. Wow.
The spinning erupted immediately, with the nutcase Geralidine Ferraro telling Tom Brokaw that Palin's pussy was the source of her desire to root for the opposite team. The press valiantly strove for equality, for story, for an excuse to belch more and more meaningless ink to garner more and more drama to create more and more ratings. Like a baseball stadium owner hoping for the revenue of a drawn out seven game world series, the press anointed Sarah Palin victorious- The winner for not literally hyperventilating on stage. The proud victor for not walking off in humiliation. The clear and obvious black hole of experience crowned the shining glory of down-home American simpletonry.
Of course, this is coming from someone who thought John McCain did pretty well, and Obama looked tired. Only to find out that Obama got a boost from the first debate.
Once again, I have absolutely no idea what the American citizenry is thinking or how they perceive reality. I do know that the press is like a Japanese baseball team- purposely striving for a tie.
Supplemental- Well, looks like more undecided voters had a positive view of the dem ticket after the debate in preliminary polls. Maybe my reaction was skewed by the hysterical people interviewed at NBC who did not represent the typical undecided voter. 46% Biden won 21% Palin won...so far. That's what I would expect based on what I saw. In fact I thought that Biden (except for a few fatigued ramblings towards the end) may have done better against McCain than Obama did. But I cannot imagine any unbiased person not seeing through Palin's sheer bullshit.
"Eighteen percent of previously uncommitted percent say they are now committed to the Obama-Biden ticket. Ten percent say they are now committed to McCain-Palin. Seventy-one percent are still uncommitted. "
Brokaw, Peggy Noonan, Ferraro... what in the HELL are you people smoking??!?!?