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A- I'm not sure which vice-presidential debate Political Cortadito watched last night or if her latest post is a piece of satire.
Ryan, on the other hand, was respectful, on point, focused and was able to improvise. He took more notes, too. Ladra loves politicos who take notes. And while Biden frequently interrupted with sarcastic guffaws that blinded us with light shining off his perfectly straight and white chewers when Ryan spoke, the Congressman was respectful, if when he seemed to look at Biden with a little bit of a perplexed expression.B- Bark Bark Woof Woof, meanwhile, watched the same debate I did.
The straight news sources are trying to make it sound like it was an even match with phrases like “Ryan held his own,” etc., but if you were watching the body language, you could see it was obvious that Mr. Ryan was uncomfortable, irritated, and at times floundering for an answer. And when he came up with one, it was often a boilerplate campaign talking point, even if it was strangely out of context or had just been called a lie — oops, I mean “malarkey.” It was impressive to see how many ways Joe Biden was able to call Mr. Ryan and the Romney campaign liars without actually using the word.C- Presenting the Eye on Miami election endorsements.