Palin avoided the tough questions and went on and on about what SHE did in Alaska. Who cares what she did in Alaska where they have oil. Of course they could cut taxes for everyone there with windfall profits taxes . That's what Obama wants to do for every American. She continued to go on and on about what she did in Alaska. She insists on talking about what SHE has done.
As far as health care is concerned, a $5,000 tax credit would not begin to pay for health care for a family. Especially since McCain intends to tax those health care dollars.
She continued to bring up lies that Obama and Biden have continually corrected over and over again. She attacked and he came up with issues. She avoided issues. And it's obvious she knows little or nothing about foreign affairs. She has been briefed just enough to carry on a debate.
She went on and on about the fact that those Muslim leaders hate what we stand for. Freedom. They don't hate our freedom. What they hate is our invasion on their Holy Lands and our unconditional support of Israel.
Biden pointed out that McCain's policies are basically the same as George's Bush's. There's not a lot she could say to dispute that.
Biden said, "We're spending $10 billion a month while the Iraqis have a $80 billion surplus. Barack says it's time for them to spend their own money have the 400,000 military we've trained for them begin to take their own responsibility, and gradually over 6 month -- 16 months, withdraw.
John McCain, this is a fundamental difference between us: We will end this war. For John McCain, there is no end in sight to end this war. Fundamental difference: We will end this war."
A strange moment in the debate, where Sarah Palin refused to answer if her ticket would have to pull back on some campaign promises in light of the financial crisis.
But, to be fair, she did a lot better then I and a lot of others thought she would.