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Barack Obama

From Bingo to Spin, Debate Night Looms

By Garance Franke-Ruta
It's the night of the vice presidential debate and that can only mean one thing: Bingo!

Well, that and spin.

While McCain spokesman Brian Rogers was busy sending out e-mails warning reporters "be sure to be on the lookout for Joe Biden's tall tales," young Barack Obama supporters in Northern Virginia were prepping for a debate watch party at SoBe Bar and Bistro in Arlington, where, according to a release, "They will also be participating in presidential trivia and Palin Bingo games."

That Palin Bingo game has been ping-ponging across the web today, asking users who print out its Bingo cards to place coins over boxes when Palin speaks such phrases as "Hockey Mom," "Maritime Border" and "Country First."

E-mails to the contacts on the game Web site were not immediately returned, but even money is on them being Biden backers.

Posted at 8:42 PM ET on Oct 2, 2008  | Category:  Barack Obama
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Posted by: nacnudbob | October 3, 2008 3:09 AM


She didn't repeat as much as you have, word for word, spamming multiple threads.

Posted by: JakeD | October 2, 2008 11:08 PM

Gov Palin looks more like a robot reciting talking points over an over again even when it’s not applicable to the question that was posed by the moderator. Thus far, Gov. Palin has not anything to reverse the wide-spread doubts that the majority of Americans have. In other words, she has not over the leadership threshold.

Posted by: JJames081 | October 2, 2008 10:00 PM

Watch Palin and Biden Practice for the Debate, They also have alot of polls there, to take after you watch the debate They Want Your Feed Back On the VP deabes? Who do you thing won? I cant wait to watch tonight. awsome.!!

Posted by: pastor123 | October 2, 2008 9:20 PM

Gee, Garance, you think so?

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 2, 2008 8:49 PM

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