I actually got to watch the Vice Presidential campaign commercials debate last night (which was happening a short ways a way in St. Louis), and quite enjoyed it. I thought Ms. Gwen Ifill did a good job, especially given the controversy surrounding her concerning the recent news of her upcoming book, and I thought both candidates did well with the tasks fate had handed them.
Handling the facts, is another story. They performed as I expect politicians to perform: “Every fact is in our favor, and every fact is as I say it is.” Except it isn’t, and it isn’t. 🙂
Today, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published an AP article combing through some of the facts as presented. And while I am not the AP’s biggest fan, I do not always agree with the article’s interpretation of the facts, and I do not think that the article makes all of the points that it could have, the article is actually fairly balanced and might be worth a read. Here it is: “Some facts adrift in veep debate.” I would have linked to the Post-Dispatch version of the article (which I liked better in its some of its wording — but the P-D’s website makes it too hard to find the on-line version.