With much less experience on a national stage, Palin more than held her own with Joe Biden. She was on-point, confident, charismatic, and, generally, a breath of fresh air into politics as usual. She is by no means the incompetent buffoon as Katie Couric and the rest of Big Media was trying to imply. And that is all that she needed to prove.
This debate should give John McCain another bounce in the polls. Let's hope that McCain is smart enough to ride the bounce this time.