Well it was a good debate. Of course the Repubs succeeded by exceeding very low expectations. Which is exactly how they've claimed debate victories in every presidential debate I have ever seen. 'See, you thought he would blow goats (I have proof). Instead he just blew a geep. Which is a step up from a goat - we win!'
Palin resorted to her gosh darn heck pat phrases aka 'we're going to root out the corruption on wall street' - which is somewhat ironic given McCain has never voted for additional regulation of anything in his life.
But hands down for the best line - it goes to Palin. When I heard it, all I could think of was those braying leftist roosters over at Grods.
"In those arenas, John McCain has already tapped me and said, that's where I want you, I want you to lead. I said, I can't wait to get and there go to work with you."
Although it did remind me of Police Academy...
UPDATE: As noted in a wash post forum.