Honestly…why is the McCain campaign expecting “kid gloves” treatment for Sarah Palin? What, she can’t handle herself at a debate without putting rules in place to protect her?
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.
I mean, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised at the lengths the McCain campaign is willing to go to in order to protect Palin, considering her complete and utter lack of experience on a number of issues, foreign policy, because I don’t consider being able to see Russia from your house as foreign policy experience.
I hope Sen. Joe Biden hands Palin her ass in their debate.