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Biden-Palin 2008 Vice Presidential Debate: Frequently Asked Questions

Learn Where VP Candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin Stand on the Issues


Joe Biden and Sarah Palin shake hands, surrounded by their families.

U.S. Sen. Joe Biden and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin talk after their vice presidential debate, as their families join them onstage.

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The economy, foreign policy and national security were front and center in the debate between vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin on October 2, 2008, but both Biden and Palin also had a lot to say about energy and the environment.

While many of the energy-related comments Biden and Palin made during the debate were reiterations of the energy plans proposed by their respective presidential running mates (Barack Obama and John McCain) along with criticisms of their opponent’s positions, Biden and Palin also disagreed sharply on several key issues.

This list of frequently asked questions about the debate will help you understand more clearly what you missed, or what you saw, and what lessons pro-environment voters can take away from the vice presidential debate.

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