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Our last impressions

(Credit: Politirazzi)


Lynne: all in all, i think they both did well. i do wish to have heard a little more about each of them, and less about their respective presidential candidates

Dontre: Overall, I think Sarah stepped up to the bar and held her own. What's unfair is that she'll be judged favorably for being competent, when she should have done that from the outset. Biden is not only...

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Bring out the family

Emily: Do you all think these two sound a little TOO blue collar?

Lynne: oh, hey emily - what did YOU think?

Bragg: not right now

Kimberly: Biden got more blue collar as the night went on

Bragg: people want to hear politicians relate to them (or try to at least)

Dontre: The Republican dissenters can stuff it, there is nothing that you can say about Gwen!


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Rehearsed, memorized, solid

Adrian: Calling a spade a spade is not going after someone. Asking someone what Supreme Court decisions they oppose and gettiing crickets in reply is not going after someone.

Dontre: Here is here memorized closing

Bragg: he'll have a memorized close as well

Dontre: let's see

more natural

not so rehearsed

Lynne: hello, it's a staged two-party debate - of course...

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No gaffes. A solid performance by Palin

Kimberly: hahaha. she hasn't found something to compromise on because they've always found a way to..... compromise?

Dontre: right!

I was JUST thinking that!

Kimberly: haha.. it was like when McCain last week was like "I don't want to disagree and.... debate?"

duh! you're in a debate!

Bragg: as this begins to wind down, i think this likely keeps the race...

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Taking on the 'maverick' title

Meg: Yes, Sarah, you are correct: John McCain needs to leave.

Lynne: Oh good, Biden is taking on the "maverick" issue

Dontre: good for him!

he needs to debunk that frivolous moniker

and now she's one, too. . .please!

I know a maverick, Governor, and McCain is NO maverick!

Lynne: Look UP

Bragg: i think her record is one of a maverick. there is no denying...

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Tearing up as family talk escalates

Lynne: dude, Obama-Biden don't support gay marriage either.

"champ" -- say it ain't so, joe

Kimberly: hmmm, single parent stuff is interesting

Dontre: it's not about MARRIAGE, it's about RIGHTS

she said she's tolerant, dude

Lynne: these two crack me up.

Bragg: (that was his nickname growing up)

Adrian: Biden, SHUT UP!

Dontre: Did he just...

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On their Achilles heels

Kimberly: you lack discipline! - arnold

ala Kindergarten Cop

Lynne: Wow- the job interview question: what is your biggest weakness.

Bragg: that's pretty speculative, dontre...with all due respect...

Dontre: that's why I said ALLEGEDLY

Adrian: I don't think Palin understood the question

Palin, your not from the "heartland," you are from...

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No 9/11 talk

Kimberly: i'd like to point out they have not mentioned 9/11 once (or a veiled reference)

Adrian: She's rambling again...

Lynne: That's right - Cheney SHOT someone

Dontre: IN THE FACE!

Adrian: Did Palin' own a lemonade stand?

Dontre: no, a snowmobile company with her husband

Bragg: she should come back with "joe, i don't know what the vice president's...

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Off-target on education

Lynne: Children of special needs ARE part of the eduction discussion, Joe.

Dontre: I think it's interesting that she's more popular than the man who heads the ticket.

Adrian: So much for fear of them getting a second job!

Lynne: Wait...I thought he wanted to talk about education.

Kimberly: ha

Dontre: No, they're talking about what they would do as VP


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You're not THAT funny, vice presidential candidates

Dontre: Are you serious? He moves through the line faster. . he's a Senator!

He takes Amtrak. . McCain flies!

Bragg: An Everyman on the Trail

Dontre: which is better?

Lynne: Any parent with a 3rd grader (or 2nd or 4th) is probably liking the shout out

Adrian: I'm glad the VP candidates are poor comedians....

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