Tonight’s Vice Presidential debate has the potential to continue the bias the media has towards Barack Obama. With GwennEiffel as the moderator tonight, the media has another shot at taking down Sarah Palin despite her clear monetary stake in this election, I believe Eiffel should be retained as moderator.
You can’t argue that Eiffel’s book, entitled “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama”, is not laudatory manuscript towards Obama. The title is dripping with bias. In addition her coverage of Palin has been anything but objective. During the RNC, Eiffel reported on Palin’s speech from the floor of the convention by saying that it belittled Obama and his work in Chicago. These two items alone would be grounds enough for a lawyer, judge or jury member to recuse themselves from any trial proceedings, yet Eiffel is still in place.
As moderator, look for Eiffel to ask the readiness question of both Biden and Palin. If it is directed or redirected at Palin look for Eiffel to say something about her relative inexperience in the world compared to Biden’s 36 years of experience in the Senate. Look for underhanded comments about Russia’s relevance to Alaska and praise for Biden’s trips abroad on the taxpayer’s dime. And look for questions of family as Eiffel tries to show that Joe Biden put his family first when he was a new Senator while pointing out (slyly) that Palin will not be around much for her kids as VP.
Keep Eiffel in as moderator, despite her clear bias. Joe Biden knows he has home court advantage tonight, a situation Palin can clearly take advantage of to come from behind and win.