Yeah, that Palin's a winker. Which seems to work for Peggy Noonan.
Me? I think the whole "talk straight to the American people" thing should have been said in a pregame statement or something. It was too blunt for me to let it go and focus solely on what was being said - it gave shadow to ambiguous statements.
There was a message about the message, and that can cause static when they're delivered together.
And I don't agree that Biden looked like he "walked in thinking that she was an idiot and that he only had to patiently wait for this fact to reveal itself." He came across a little flat, but fine.