Two images dominated last night’s debate: Sarah Palin’s smile and the remnants of Joe Biden’s plug hair transplants. That smile may have been masking outright laughter at the thought of standing next to a grumpy old socialist trying to turn back the clock with transplant plugs.
But there’s a third image that few are talking about: Biden’s tears. They appeared to be real as he talked about his tragic family situation (which, by the way, has nothing to do with his qualifications). No one in the media is suggesting that maybe the only unstaged moment in Biden’s debate in any way raises questions about his fitness to be vice president. And they should not so suggest.
But what if Palin had cried? That would have dominated post-debate debate. It would have been in the first couple of graphs in every paper across the country. Democrat operatives, i.e. the media, would have drowned Palin in her own tears, the new exhibit A why she could not handle the no. 2 job.
They gave Biden a pass for crying. They would’ve crucified Palin.