Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) showed herself to be "thoroughly, authentically non-Beltway" during an interview and has renewed the energy among her backers, writes Hugh Hewitt, who conducted the interview. Thursday's veep debate moderator, Gwen Ifill, showed herself to be in the tank for Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump, Biden have one debate goal: Don't lose Is Congress reasserting itself? Trump-Biden debate: High risk vs. low expectations MORE's side by penning a soon-to-be-released book about Obama, Matt Lewis notes. If the moderator had written a similar book about the Republican candidate, the left would be screaming "bloody murder," writes Lewis.