As I viewed last night's vice presidential debate I felt I was watching "How Stuff Works" vs. "Antiques Road Show". Ryan's fact-filled, dispassionate presentation of the issues offered a stark contrast to Biden's flailing, clownish display. One gets the idea that Biden's debate coach was mug-a-minute comic actor Jim Carrey, while Ryan's placid and patient countenance suggests he was channeling Blessed Mother Teresa. I thought a couple times on the split screen I actually saw Ryan gazing across the table with pity for his tired, clueless opponent. Biden uses a buggy whip to lash the bulkheads of Air Force 2, confident that he can make it go faster. Pathetic.