The woman who portrayed herself as a Washington outsider has overcome obvious nerves in the debate against Senator Biden. The Guardian reports on Governor Palin’s performance in the debating arena.

Ewen MacAskill from The Guardian explores Sarah Palin’s extended joust with Joe Biden:

“Sarah Palin defied the critics who have been mocking her all week to deliver a punchy, down-to-earth performance in her clash with Joe Biden in the first and only vice-presidential debate of the White House campaign.

Although she frequently betrayed nerves, rattling through words and ideas at speed, the Republican vice-presidential candidate dealt with the Wall Street meltdown, climate change, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and Darfur with more conviction that she demonstrated in recent, disastrous television interviews.”

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