Gwen Ifill, the managing editor of "Washington Week" and senior correspondent for "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is set to moderate the Vice Presidential debate between Delaware Senator, Joe Biden and Alaska governor, Sarah Palin.
Ifill, an accomplished journalist and author of an upcoming book "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," has come under harsh criticism both in the media and the blogosphere. Critics claim she is "biased" and will be "unfair and imbalanced" during tonight's debate. Hmmm.... she is a successful, educated and acclaimed woman of color who has written a book about black politicians in America.
Therefore, is it the color of her skin that lends her to be " biased"? Wouldn't Jim Lehrer, her counterpart on his show, have been biased towards Barack Obama and favored McCain in last Friday's debate? Jim like McCain, is an old white guy?
What if Gwen Ifill favors Sarah Palin because they are both women?
Hurling accusations of of bias, simply because an individual either shares political beliefs and or physical characteristics of another candidate is as ridiculous as the idea of Sarah Palin having any place within the White House. Don't be fooled America. This is just another stunt the McCain team is pulling to make us feel bad for Palin.
They would like us to believe that she is a newbie in terms of her experience with political debates. Yes, she's currently so "unprepared" that the McCain team has her in debate boot camp in Arizona. DO NOT BE FOOLED! Palin is an experienced, sharp-tounged debater who has debated twice during her run for Governor of Alaska. She is not a novice. Don't fall for the McCain's team representation of her as a poor, helpless, inexperienced debater. They want you to think that so when Palin tries to rip Biden a new one, you think she's a " maverick".
Keep this in mind when you watch the debate. she is a snake in the grass. And, no matter what she says tonight, she is still ignorant, inexperienced and completely unqualified for the role of the Vice Presidency.