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More Analysis of the Palin-Biden Debate

There’s been a lot of analysis of the debate between Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin. I think that any honest assessment of the debate reveals that Palin lost in a number of ways. She lost the debate on substance. She lost the debate on style. Finally, she didn’t answer most of the questions. Debate moderator Gwen Ifill stated, “She blew me off.” From Politico: On at least 10 occasions, Palin gave answers that were nonspecific, completely generic, pivoted away from the question at hand, or simply ignored it: on global warming, an Iraq exit strategy, Iran and Pakistan, Iranian

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Palin at RNC (Updated)

Really, what did you expect, Minnie Mouse? Governor Sarah Palin delivered the speech (full text) that everyone with half-a-brain expected. There were no surprises. She stood in the Excel building and delivered the exact Republican neo-conservative attack speech that would make Karl Rove smile. We have seen this before, whether it was Dick Cheney, Condi Rice, or Dan Bartlett. The good news is that Palin is only a new face delivering the same old half-truths and lies. From Crooks & Liars: Interesting choice on her part to repeat rank falsehoods that have already been debunked ten times over. A sample: I

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The Tale of Lies by the Vice President and President

We have known about the President and Vice President’s web of lies which led up the war in Iraq for some time. The book Hubris, by David Corn and Michael Isikoff, does an excellent job of documenting what was wrong and why we knew them to be wrong. The Los Angeles Times runs a story today about the findings of the Senate intelligence committee. The article had to do with the difference between what the president and vice president said and what was actually known. These facts are in Hubris but it is the first time that a government committee has

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