Matt Feeney is taking bets:

Anticipation for tonight’s VP debate has inevitably split itself into two scenarios. In the first, Sarah Palin performs miserably, filling the hall with excruciating silences, lopping off sentences before they have the chance to become sentences, opening for display a vast tundra of mortifying ignorance. Joe Biden doesn’t much figure in this first scenario. In the second scenario, she exceeds the low expectations to one degree or another while Joe Biden reminds us that he’s not exactly Bertrand Russell either. In this second scenario, Palin actually wins the debate.

Cottle believes that the latter scenario is more likely. So do I. But I have no idea. We simply don't know who Palin really is, and if McCain gets his way, we won't until she's in the Oval Office.

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