When I was in high school, I was on the debate team.
Quit laughing! I was awesome! Regional champs, yo!
Anyway, when I was the only girl in a room full of boys, things were weird. A girl really has to watch herself in a time like that.
It's really easy for the people watching to see you talking over people and think "Wow. What a bitch!"
Sure, you might be playing the same game the boys are playing, but nobody seems to see that when they're judging you.
On the other hand, if you know how to work it right, you can make it look like the boys are big bullies. "Why are those mean nasty boys being so mean?"
The debate is starting soon. Biden needs to keep that kind of stuff in mind tonight. Not that it's a room full of boys, but Palin is certainly going to bring the "bulldog." It would be easy to try to jump all over that.
Be polite! Don't be snarky! And for God's sake, don't roll your eyes!
The debate starts in half an hour! Get the popcorn ready!
UPDATE 8:55 Okay. That was like the tenth "maverick." You can roll your eyes now, Joe.