This is a post-debate analysis thread.  I thought Joe Biden won it on style, substance and personal appeal.  Sarah Palin did better than expected, but as anyone following my comments on the live debate thread, I think you get the point that the woman made me suffer tonight, especially with her tendency to flat out refuse to answer questions she didn’t like.

Where do you get to do that in a debate?

The best thing is that we are only forced to endure one VP debate, and as scripted, structured and tele-promp-ter’ed as this debate was in favor of Palin, at best it’s being called a “draw”; on the ReThug circles, it’s being spun as a victory for Palin – for those actually not watching the debate under an alcoholic haze, we’re calling it for Biden.

I liked how Biden responded with facts, citations from legislation and statistics to back up his responses.

All we got from Palin were beauty pagent cliches, and she even invoked Reagan with that “There you go, again” mess.  Not to mention; WHO THE HELL GIVES SHOUTS OUTS DURING A VP DEBATE?

I also think she tanked McCain when she invoked the ghosts of Joe Lieberman and Rudy Giuliani.  WTF?

Okay, JJP readers, we have one thread where we expressed our thoughts during the debate.  What’s your thoughts post-debate?

Share them with us…as well as any MSM members who are crying bullshyt (Chris “Tweety” Matthews pronouncement was that Palin acted like she was in a Spelling Bee and not a debate was pretty priceless).

rikyrah here – for me, this was what I needed to hear:

Vice President Cheney has been the most dangerous vice president we’ve had probably in American history. The idea he doesn’t realize that Article I of the Constitution defines the role of the vice president of the United States, that’s the Executive Branch. He works in the Executive Branch. He should understand that. Everyone should understand that.

And the primary role of the vice president of the United States of America is to support the president of the United States of America, give that president his or her best judgment when sought, and as vice president, to preside over the Senate, only in a time when in fact there’s a tie vote. The Constitution is explicit.

The only authority the vice president has from the legislative standpoint is the vote, only when there is a tie vote. He has no authority relative to the Congress. The idea he’s part of the Legislative Branch is a bizarre notion invented by Cheney to aggrandize the power of a unitary executive and look where it has gotten us. It has been very dangerous.

Amen, Ride or Die Joe.

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