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Sarah Palin puts her hand out minutes after the debate ends

Whether or not she held her own against Joe Biden, Sarah Palin won the post-debate dash for money.

She also proved to be quicker than her running mate.

It took the Republican vice presidential nominee less than 15 minutes after her debate with Biden ended before she sent out her first fund-raising appeal. John McCain waited about 25 minutes to make his plea after last week's debate.

Of course, Barack Obama and Biden’s pitches followed.

Palin's Dear Supporter e-mail, sent on behalf of the Republican National Committee, landed at 7:44 p.m.

She opened by bashing the “liberal media.” And in the first paragraph did it again, saying the debate gave her the “opportunity to bypass the biased media filter.”

Then she bashed the media again: “I'm asking you to ensure we have the resources necessary to compete with the Obama-Biden Democrats and their liberal media allies in races across the country.”

Then the letter attacks Obama-Biden and the Ohio early voting system, and warned that “they'll do anything to win this election.” To stop them, Palin asks for "your generous contribution of $25, $50, $75, $150, $250, $500 or more."

Biden sent his pitch out shortly after 10 p.m. In his email, Biden said Palin gave a "spirited defense of the same disastrous policies that have failed us for the past eight years."

If Americans want change, the reasoning goes, they ought to give him some dollars. He'd settle for $5 to "bring out the change we need."

-- Dan Morain

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I am glad she did this. If you read the transcripts from the Gibson and Couric interviews you will see parts of her answers were edited.

There is no doubt the media is in bed with Obama.

Senator Joe Biden was certainly the most experienced and more comfortable and knowledgeable about all of the issues tonight. It is difficult to debate Sarah Palin because she talks and talks and avoid the questions. As the Bamilekes of Cameroon say, "A woman's strength is a multitude of words."
Guy Blaise

What a great VP she will make, with a "Wink" that can get you. Yes the Palin "WINK"

VJ Machiavelli

These are really our only choices? Egad. Really makes one wish Nader and Gonzalez had been allowed to debate.

Regardless of politics, I see in Sarah Palin hope for my daughters and granddaughters. Politically, I agree with her and John McCain on most of the issues. I will vote for them because I just don't trust the federal government to save me, and the other ticket is for bigger government, higher taxes, and more spending. Finally, with our country at war and in a major financial crisis, I am just not comfortable with Obama's lack of experience and record of not working with Republicans.

Please stop giving credence to the charade that a candidate actually sends out an email.

This post would be more accurate, but of course not nearly as snarky, if it reported that the McCain campaign wasted no time asking for money after Tuesday night's debate.

Carol said: " If you read the transcripts from the Gibson and Couric interviews you will see parts of her answers were edited. There is no doubt the media is in bed with Obama."

Read the transcripts of what Palin said? Yeah if you really want to laugh your self so sick you throw up! Palin's words read much worse then they sound!


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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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