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President Sarah Palin?

The first debate is in the books. Thought Barack Obama opened sort of weak but by the end completely owned John McCain. In a nutshell, Obama was big, McCain was small. I watched on CNN and kept an eye on the green Independent voter reaction line. Most of the debate, it was pretty flat for both candidates, but by the last half-hour, the line indicated that independents were enamored with Obama; it rose steadily every time he talked. Conversely, it began dropping every time McCain spoke. So I had backup for my belief that Obama won the debate.

All the talking heads, though, seemed like they'd been watching a different debate -- they acted like it was a draw, with McCain having a strong performance.

Then the instant polls started coming out and both CBS and CNN showed a big win for Obama. So I wasn't crazy after all.

As a preview to the next big debate, I give you Sarah Palin on the bailout during her Katie Couric interview. It's scarier than anything going on in the world economy.

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Journalist Bob Norman has been raking the muck of South Florida for the past 25 years. His work has led to criminal cases against corrupt politicians, the ouster of bad judges from the bench, and has garnered dozens of state, regional, and national awards.
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