I would say, no. At best she slowed the massive hemorrhaging, but unless she never does an interview with anyone not with Faux, I don't think she's stopped it. She was well prepared. She did her memorization. If you look at the times and ways she avoided questions and consider that a skill, rather than an act of fraud, well... I don't have a cure for you, sorry.
She was a pageant contestant and a news caster, and those were the skills she showed more than any others. She may have gotten off script when she began talking about more power for the vice president; she started stumbling (with her speech) and fell completely off the wagon in terms of 8th grade civics. Biden, as did Obama, failed to capitalize to the full extent on that one. He also failed, as did Obama, to nail McShame's horrendous voting record on military and veterans. That one reeeeeally bugs me. It's as if there's a truce or treaty of some kind declaring the fraud that is McCain as hero, off limits. I don't get it.
Like many years no horse wins the Triple Crown, no tennis player or golfer wins their respective Grand Slam, for this debate -- and I use that term loosely -- there was no winner.
I got it this morning. I was trying to think of what/who I was watching in/through Palin last night. The whole thing of being well rehearsed. Spokes model is a term that gets floated around quite a bit, and I know there are a lot out there who want to see the home made porn tapes, or "Sarah Does Nannook" ... I'll pass; she doesn't do it for me; not even in a lezbo threesome with Rachel Maddow and Stephanie Miller. NO, I know where she belongs:
She's a Faux News Bimbo with Bottle Brown hair.
And I loved Pat Buchanon's take: Biden was boring. He was all facts and figures and statistics... Palin was new and fresh and... don't remind me of "less than fresh" Pat. Please.
Why is it that Conservatives hate facts? DUH... facts have a definite liberal bias, and since Palin OBviously can't dazzle with brilliance, she must baffle with bull shit and be much less boring, I suppose. Look...
I don't want a President that entertains me; I want a President who knows shit. I don't want a President that'd make a good drinking buddy; I want a President who works. Joe Sixpack in the White House? Fuck me with a taser, please. I WANT an educated, knowledgeable, well-spoken, well-read...elitist if you will... sitting in that chair, standing on that wall. Palin can take her "Folksy" bullshit out to the back forty and put it out of its misery. Oh...
And I really really reeeeeallyyyyy don't want, what my President might look like naked to be an issue.
And speaking of drinks and drunks, I wonder what dry-drunk George's past sponsors might have to say about these past 8 years.