Biden's a terrific debater, and I look at this matchup and think he's going to utterly shellack Palin. But this pairing could be a gaffe trap for Biden. In debates, he can get into a signature mode of eye-rolling exasperation. If he goes off too hard on her, is he then accused of beating up on a woman?

P.S. Over on the Plank, Jason calls Palin "Biden bait."

--Eve Fairbanks