Update: Thanks for the comments. First, from an expectations stand point the debate was about Palin. Biden is "good ole Joe" and is accepted as a loose cannon who gets the job done for Democrats. With 36 years of experience I think we all know what he is about.
Palin took a beating during the last week and this debate became her litmus test, her day of reckoning as the underdog.
Perhaps some thought Palin would be a nervous weakling. Instead she was relaxed, confident and, at times, took charge. No major mistakes, although she fell back to the McCain talking points more frequently than I would have liked and certainly did have the command of either legislative history or international relations that Biden presented.
However, the problem with many of Biden's confident assertions is that they were either wrong or fabricated. He knows how to spin a tale and Kevin McCullough was counting (he's up to 10 lies).
Update: Looks like Dr. Melissa has Kevin beat: 14 lies and counting.
And, there is so much more Palin could have said: HEY! YOU! DEMOCRAT VOTERS! WAKE. UP!
Update: Michelle Malkin is delighted:
Pause to reflect on this: She matched -- and trumped several times -- a man who has spent his entire adult life on the political stage, run for president twice, and as he mentioned several times, chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Sarah Palin looked presidential.
Joe Biden looked tired.
Sarah made history.
Biden is history.