Debra J. Saunders

Who knew that some reporters would look more carefully into the finances of Joe the Plumber than running mate Joe (the Senator) Biden?

Ditto Sarah Palin's wardrobe. Who knew that McCain would spend the general election proposing one tax cut after another -- a summer gasoline-tax holiday, a corporate tax reduction and cutting the capital-gains tax in half?

Who knew that Saddleback Church preacher Rick Warren would ask the best questions at a candidate forum? Who knew that Katie Couric could give a killer interview? Who knew that McCain would be the nominee to choose a woman as his running mate and Obama would pick an old white guy? Who knew that when Biden said at a San Francisco fundraiser, "Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy" that anyone actually would mark Biden's words?

Who knew that the 3 a.m. phone call that Clinton warned about in her commercial would end with an economic bailout bill that cost more than $800 billion?

Who knew that both George W. Bush and Dick Cheney would spend most of 2008 in an undisclosed location? Who knew that before the election, Team Obama would kick reporters working for newspapers that endorsed McCain off Air Obama? Lese-majeste is back.

Who knew that the GOP running mate would be hanged in effigy and her look would become the year's favorite Halloween costume?

Well, actually that sort of thing happens every four years.

Debra J. Saunders

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