Notes on the Vice-Presidential Debate:
Governor Palin’s sentences are mostly unpunctuated by commas or periods, words fly out by the bucketful....
She changes direction mid-paragraph, mid-sentence, mid-thought, without appearing to notice that she is genuinely superficial across a wide spectrum of issues....
For the first time in my life, I feel reasonably qualified to assume the duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Vice President of the United States of America.
It took a B.A in Political Science, six years of hard work in the Oregon Senate, the encouragement and support of the incumbent and many others, and the recognition of the Oregonian editorial board for me to feel qualified to serve in the Oregon Senate, representing Senate District 23.
But, in less than an hour this evening, I realized that if Sara Palin is qualified for the VP job, then so am I!
To be clear, I wouldn’t take the VP job if it were offered.
…but it is somehow validating to find myself qualified for such high office
Thank you, Governor!
And no matter what anyone says, you are every bit as smart as Dan Quayle.
Don’t let them tell you otherwise.
IFILL: Governor, are you interested in defending Sen. McCain's health care plan?
PALIN: I am because he's got a good health care plan that is detailed. And I want to give you a couple details on that. He's proposing a $5,000 tax credit for families so that they can get out there and they can purchase their own health care coverage. That's a smart thing to do. That's budget neutral. That doesn't cost the government anything as opposed to Barack Obama's plan to mandate health care coverage and have universal government run program and unless you're pleased with the way the federal government has been running anything lately, I don't think that it's going to be real pleasing for Americans to consider health care being taken over by the feds. But a $5,000 health care credit through our income tax that's budget neutral. That's going to help. And he also wants to erase those artificial lines between states so that through competition, we can cross state lines and if there's a better plan offered somewhere else, we would be able to purchase that. So affordability and accessibility will be the keys there with that $5,000 tax credit also being offered.
That’s a health plan?
Link to the complete debate transcript: