A different debate
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I was wondering if anyone on the Post-Gazette editorial board actually watched the vice presidential debate. What I saw from Vice President Joe Biden for practically the entire 90 minutes was constant smirking, throwing his hands up, smiling like a Cheshire cat, and disrespectfully referring to former Gov. Mitt Romney as "Romney" and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as "Scalia" -- behavior that pretty much dominated the post-debate discussions on the various media outlets after the debate and the day after. All the editorial board had to say about this behavior was, "Mr. Biden showed himself as sometimes having difficulty taking Mr. Ryan seriously."
The editorial board also said that Congressman Paul Ryan "was sometimes prone to try to evade reality and even truth." I wonder what the editorial board thought about Vice President Biden saying the following with respect to voting for both of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, "I was there, I voted against them." On Sept. 14, 2011, then-Sen. Biden voted for the Afghanistan resolution which authorized "the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States" and on Oct. 11, 2002, Sen. Biden voted for a resolution authorizing unilateral military action in Iraq.
First Published October 16, 2012 12:00 am