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Published:October 4th, 2008 12:11 EST
Sarah Palin's Folksy Debate Performance

Sarah Palin's Folksy Debate Performance

By Robert Paul Reyes

The bar for last night`s Veep debate was painted on the floor for Sarah Palin. The governor of Alaska didn`t trip on her way to the platform, she didn`t respond to a difficult question in a fit of glossolalia, her head didn`t spin around like Linda Blair, and she didn`t ask for a lifeline. Therefore her quirky, perky and superficial performance has to be considered a success.

Whenever it was Biden`s turn to field a question, I prayed silently that he would wrap it up quickly. Palin is a fascinating personality, and I wanted to hear her speak, and hopefully instantaneously combust.

Palin is like a Barbie doll with a string on her back, when you pull it she spews a memorized quip or talking point:

Ken, I betcha you gonna vote for me.

I want to send out a shout out to Malibu Barbie

Gwen, I`m not gonna answer that question, But I`m gonna bring ya some flowers.

At the beginning of the debate Palin warned the moderator, Gwen Ifill, that she would only answer questions if led of the Spirit (paraphrase.) Palin was true to her word, she ducked most questions, and spoke about whatever popped into her silly little mind. Neither the moderator nor Biden had the guts to demand that she answer the questions.

Palin is utterly unqualified to serve as vice-president, but after last night`s folksy performance I`m convinced she would make an excellent game show host.

The only significant contribution that Palin that has made is to add the word "VPILF" to the English language.

Palin winked several times during the debate, maybe she isn`t a total air head and she`s in on the joke. If the McCain/Palin ticket wins the joke will be on America for the next four years.