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In preparing for tonight’s much-anticipated Vice Presidential debate, the Internet has been a-twitter about Sarah Palin‘s tendency toward making horrific, embarrassing gaffes, and Biden’s . . . tendency toward making horrific, embarrassing gaffes. In order to boost tonight’s debaters a bit, here’s some positive footage of the two candidates:

Jed Lewison of the Huffington Post has compiled this video showing Sarah Palin performing well during the 2006 Alaskan gubernatorial debates. Since Alaska is just a “microcosm of the United States” . . . maybe, just maybe!


A great Joe Biden moment, from last year’s Democratic Presidential debates. Moderator Brian Williams asks Biden about his “uncontrolled verbosity” and characterization as a “gaffe-machine.” Biden’s response: