Liberal blogs and mainstream publications such as the Wall Street Journal are reporting rumors about Sarah Palin's DISASTROUS performances in pre-debate simulations. Keith Olberman gleefully reports these rumors. Expectations are at an all-time low.
Be very careful, people.
Expectations are now so low that if she is "mediocre" or "mediocre to bad" instead of just "bad," the pundits will declare her the winner.
This is exactly what the McCain camp wants: lowever expectations.
So be very careful people. I have no doubt, in the format of this particular debate, in Palin's ability to 1) recite lines 2) inspire populist glee among a certain segment of fundamentalists and 3) look sexy.
She did it during the interview portion of the Miss Alaska competition, and she can do so, perhaps even skillfully, here as well.