The question on everybody's mind concerning tonight's VP debates: What does a Palin failure look like? What does winning look like? The nature of this debate is so unpredictable, so unfathomable that we need to talk about it like we do the Iraq frickin' War.
I do know this: It's not about brains. When has it been? This is true of all modern debates, dating all the way back to the famous 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debate. Debates these days are no different than the rest of the campaign. They're measures of character -- not qualifications, but who appeals, who relates, who looks and sounds and thinks like you.
The problem is, what does "you" mean? It's hard to tell, but I'll tell you what I think tonight -- live and in HD. So grab some moose jerky and let's watch them get scrappy. Quite frankly, I'll be surprised if Palin's been prepped to the level of mediocrity.