Palin: I will smile at you so you go easy on me. May I call you Joe?
Biden: That's my name. Now let me tell you some facts. John McCain is out to ruin America, and that's the truth.
Palin: But Barack Obama is terrible. He voted against X.
Biden: John McCain also voted against X, and Barack Obama had a reason.
Palin: I don't have notes telling me how to respond to that, but good thing while you were talking I was able to read more of my notes. Let's talk about something I know about instead. [Smile.] Barack Obama is terrible because he voted against Y.
Biden: That is not true. John McCain voted against Y.
Palin: You make me nervous, so let's talk about something I know. When I was mayor, in, you know, Alaska, I lowered some taxes.
Biden: I admire that. Back to the point.
Palin: Um. The point. Let's talk about the American workers. You guys are really, really great so I will smile at you. This is why you will vote for me.
Biden: But Joe Biden really cares about the American workers. Nobody is a bigger friend to American workers than Joe Biden.
Gwen: Back to the questions I'm asking.
Palin: I don't know how to answer them. It's because I'm a Washington outsider, not because I didn't really bother to get a great education or figure out what's up. If I smile and remind you that I've only been a candidate for 5 weeks, you won't even remember tomorrow that I've had my whole life to stop being clueless.
Biden: This is too easy.
Palin: Instead of answering questions or saying anything, I will smile.
Biden: I can smile too.