No shit, Sherlock
Palin mocks Obama, readies Republicans for McCain
Palin Assails Critics and Electrifies Party
Palin takes battle to Democrats
Palin wows Republicans
Sarah Palin storms convention with prime-time speech
Palin comes out throwing punches
"The speech that Governor Palin gave was well delivered, but it was written by George Bush's speechwriter and sounds exactly like the same divisive, partisan attacks we've heard from George Bush for the last eight years. If Governor Palin and John McCain want to define 'change' as voting with George Bush 90% of the time, that's their choice, but we don't think the American people are ready to take a 10% chance on change."
He praised her delivery but said the speech lacked substance. He also said that some of the criticism of her smacked of sexism and was “over the top, totally unfair.”
On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Mr. Biden, the six-term Delaware senator, said, “It was a very skillfully written, very skillfully delivered speech. But there was not a word about the middle class or health care or how people are going to fill up their gas tanks or a single word about how we’re going to get our kids through college.”
All week Mr. Biden and his presidential running mate, Senator Barack Obama, have been avoiding any criticism of Mrs. Palin that could be seen as personal. Mr. Biden has not questioned her qualification for the vice presidency, saying on Wednesday night that he intended to treat her “with respect.”
“I mean that sincerely,” he told an audience at a high school in Sarasota, Fla., “She is a governor of a state. She warrants respect. The only thing I have to find out and you have to find out are what are her views. I have made no judgment as to whether she is qualified or not.”
Jesus H. Christ on a pogo stick. The woman just came out and kicked you in the balls, and the best you can respond with is there wasn't a single word about health care? Or that it was too partisan? She warrants respect? You haven't made a judgment yet? She just spent 45 minutes calling your candidate "unfit" to hold the office, and you haven't made a judgment yet?
Holy fuck. Of course it was partisan. And i'll tell you what. Obama/Biden need to start developing some partisan cojones of their own, because if they keep running a campaign of "respect" for their opponents, we'll all be sitting here in four years wondering why our health insurance premiums are still going up, and we can't afford to send our kids to college. People care about those issues, but they vote for the candidate that comes across the strongest. New politics is great and all that, but one thing it has in common with old politics: you gotta win the election first.
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