Palin, Biden spar on Iraq, economy and energy

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The vice presidential candidates have clashed on the economy, foreign policy, energy and global warming in their only debate.

The faceoff between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden was held in St. Louis at Washington University.

On Iraq, Palin noted that Biden had once said Barack Obama wasn't ready to be commander in chief. Biden accused John McCain of being "dead wrong on the fundamental issues relating to the conduct of the war."

Palin repeatedly sought to describe herself a Washington outsider and part of a "team of mavericks." But Biden charged that McCain would be a straight successor to President Bush. He said McCain had voted 4 out of 5 times for bloated Bush budgets.

Palin accused Biden of reciting the past rather than looking to the future.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Lara Location: Kingston on Oct 6, 2008 at 02:03 PM
    I could never vote for someone who thought it was ok to kill a baby, no matter what the reason. So I guess I will be voting for the republican party on all positions.
  • by Vicky Location: Knoxville on Oct 3, 2008 at 09:12 AM
    Palin did an excellent job. It is nice to have someone in office that is like the average American. Not your typical slick "politican".
  • by SL Patt Location: Knoxville on Oct 3, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    Do the research on Bidens accusations,he did lie on a number of so called facts about McCain voting record.Also, check the Acorn group, which Obama worked for, and obviously his campaigns workers are still forging documents for. I Finally see what a community organizer does. It obviously employees part time people to forge voter registration ballots for the dems. ACORN stands for Association of Community Organizatins for Reform Now. It seems the absentee voter ballots or registration application, proved upon investigation from out side investigators to be 85-95% false, they contained dead persons names, non-existent people, and felons. The only way some people can win is to cheat. Will they change their tactics in office IF elected? This is a very important reason to research and be responsible. Sometimes character flaws and a life long pattern of radical choices, MOST always shows the path you are pursuing. Add the power in that office and you have a formula for huge change, socialist?

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