Sarah Palin: Just following the script. Maybe this is why the McCain campaign pushed to change the Vice Presidential debate format to include less audience questioning and off-the-cuff exchanges between candidates. From the NYT:
At the insistence of the McCain campaign, the Oct. 2 debate between the Republican nominee for vice president, Gov. Sarah Palin, and her Democratic rival, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., will have shorter question-and-answer segments than those for the presidential nominees, the advisers said. There will also be much less opportunity for free-wheeling, direct exchanges between the running mates.
McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive.
So yeah, McCain/Palin, the candidates to nowhere, thanks but no thanks.
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