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Fisher Reacts

Megan Baker

Posted: Oct 3rd 2008 12:02AM

Filed under: US Elections, St. John Fisher College, Local

So, it's over. Now's the time to see what people think.

I watched the debate with a group of 15 or so communications/journalism students and everyone was on the same page. Biden is the man.

Under the circumstances, Palin didn't do too badly. It was easy to feel sorry for her knowing that everyone was just sitting around to dissect every word she said, which they did. A few of the statements that caught attention were:

"I'm an outsider." In reaction, senior Kyle Hayes said, "Wow, she basically just admitted she is inexperienced. Way to go, babe."

Palin talking about her "diverse" family and friends (apparently she has one lesbian friend...who knew?) Junior Amanda Nasso said, " I wouldn't consider Palin a friend. What kind of friend openly says they don't want you to have the same rights granted to you? And she is using that friend as an example, it's not right."

The debate drew quite a bit of laughter from the group, especially at the beginning when the mediator said, quite bluntly, that Palin was not answering the questions.

"She just kind of talked around everything," junior Sarah Jones said. "I'm not sure if she actually answered any of the questions."

It will be interesting to see what the general American public thinks of the debate. From what has been on the news so far, it was a victory for both ends. Palin didn't completely embarrass herself and Biden didn't come off as a bully. Students were concerned that all they seemed to talk about was voting records, however.

"All they talked about was what they had voted for in the past. That stuff doesn't matter much anymore. I wanted to know what they plan on doing for the future, and it didn't really come across," senior Susan Pedrotti said.

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