October 3, 2008 -- The first and only debate between the two vice presidential candidates, Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin, covered a broad array of subjects, including the economy, war, taxes, constitutionally prohibited expansion of Vice Presidential powers, and their readiness to help govern the country, which is now owned by numerous overseas financial concerns.
Recently, Palin came under attack from both the Eastern liberal media and some conservative pundits for statements she made during a televised interview with CBS News anchor, Katie Couric. When the candidate was asked to specify which newspapers and publications she regularly reads, Palin named none, stating, "I read them all." This led to speculation that she was unable to read any of the titles, and was perhaps capable of recognizing them by the pictures alone. Or that she was God.
Such concerns evaporated as Palin studiously scanned and read from her prepared talking points throughout the 90-minute debate, which took place Thursday night at Washington University in St. Louis, looking up only to offer an occasional wink to the camera.
Frank Lundtz, a veteran Republican pollster who assembled a small focus group of likely "wingnut" conservative voters to watch the debate while wearing "boner" monitors, said, "Palin's performance did what it had to do in that it succeeded in rallying her base. I've never seen such a sustained spike in all my years of watching spikes go up and down!"
Illiteracy is a growing problem in the United States, with a majority of its citizens only capable of barking half-remembered Bible verses back to their televisions.