I’m in an agony of haste at the moment, but I want to put something on the record:
In tonight’s VP debate, if Sarah Palin cannot hold her own even against a somewhat biased moderator, she’s not fit for the Presidency.
I’m pleased to see this post by Todd Zywicki:
Just a quick personal word on Gwen Ifill as debate moderator and her possible bias on the debate. I appeared on The Newshour one night with her to discuss bankruptcy reform. I found her to be eminently fair and well-prepared. She understood the key issues and asked pointed questions for both myself and the other guest. Based solely on the broadcast I would not have been able to discern what her position was. But of all the interviews I’ve done with the media, I founder her to be one of the smartest and most even-handed interviewers that I’ve dealt with.
I’m guessing that she will bend over backwards to be fair, now that her planned book about Obama is public knowledge. If she does not, if her bias becomes evident, there will be mass sympathy for Palin.
I don’t want that. I want Palin to face off against Biden, not the moderator.
I won’t be at all surprised if Ifill acknowledges her book at the start of the show.