Full coverage of the Sarah Palin vs. Joe Biden vice presidential debate of the 2008 campaign season.

By Alex Picone and Tara Jons
06/18/2015 • 03:31 PM EST

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: common folksee definition - establishing a connection with an audience based on being just like one of them and therefore being able to empathize with their concerns.
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: Obama supported increasing taxes for SINGLES (not families) making 42K a year.[2]
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: John McCain did not vote on the budget resolution in question.[2]
: cherry pickssee definition - presenting only evidence that confirms your position, while ignoring or withholding a more significant portion that contradicts it.
: Palin highlights only areas where she cut taxes, while not mentioning that taxes overall increased by 25% under her administration.[3]
: dysphemismsee definition - replacing neutral language with more derogatory or unpleasant terms, to instill a negative association.
: The term "redistribution of wealth" to describe the raising of taxes on the wealthy.
: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: There are several hundred thousand, not millions, of small businesses that have incomes high enough to be affected by the higher tax rates.[2]
: out of contextsee definition - removing a passage or quote from its surrounding context in such a way as to distort its intended meaning.
: Biden's comment was directed only at those making over $250K, which is not exactly the middle class.[4]
: government is the problemsee definition - slogan that promotes reducing government regulations and/or diverting public funds to the private sector.
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: A $5000 tax credit that "doesn't cost the government anything" would actually cost the government about $1.3 trillion over 10 years.[2]
: Biden challenges the out of context remark about the "middle class" being affected by higher tax rates on those making over $250K..
: Biden challenges the "doesn't cost anything" claim by pointing out the repeal of the tax exemption on employer-provided insurance.[5]
: misleading claimsee definition - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue.
: McCain voted 11 times against funding alternative energy, and, in the other instances, just against mandating its use.[2]
: play on patriotismsee definition - condemning a pacifist, non-aggressive position as unpatriotic and one that puts the nation at risk.
: Pailin characterizes Biden's plan for withdrawal from Iraq as surrendering.
: Palin is referring to statements made by Biden during the Democratic primary: https://youtu.be/rEBxIhAB49g
: play on patriotismsee definition - condemning a pacifist, non-aggressive position as unpatriotic and one that puts the nation at risk.
: Palin characterizes Obama's willingness to talk to dictators as putting the nation at risk.
: misleading claimsee definition - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue.
: Although Obama didn't say he would meet with Ahmadinejad specifically, he did say he would meet with Iranian leadership.[7]
: misleading claimsee definition - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue.
: McCain didn't refuse to meet with the government of Spain; he refused to commit to meeting with the government of Spain.[2]
: innuendosee definition - implying something without actually saying it, which can't be refuted because it wasn't actually said.
: Palin implies that she had no idea Biden supported Israel, without actually saying it.
: out of contextsee definition - removing a passage or quote from its surrounding context in such a way as to distort its intended meaning.
: Obama's full statement was "We've got to get the job done there, and that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous problems there." [8]
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: McKiernan (not McClellan) did indeed say surge principles would not work in Afghanistan.[2]
: misleading claimsee definition - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue.
: Palin's administration initially opposed the divestiture bill, which likely contributed to its failure to pass.[9]
: common folksee definition - establishing a connection with an audience based on being just like one of them and therefore being able to empathize with their concerns.
: After 5 iterations of the "maverick," Biden attacks the slogan.
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: Historical data actually shows that when the top marginal tax rates were at their highest, unemployment was at its lowest.[10]

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References
1. "Yup, Obama votes with the D's". Politifact. Published: October 02, 2008.

2. "FactChecking Biden-Palin Debate". FactCheck.org. Published: October 03, 2008.

3. "Property taxes rates went down, sales tax up". Politifact. Published: October 03, 2008.

4. "Biden calls paying taxes a patriotic act". nbcnews.com. Published: September 18, 2008.

5. "Health care ad is right -- until the end". Politifact. Published: October 03, 2008.

6. "Palin sought more taxes and more development from oil companies". Politifact. Published: September 01, 2008.

7. "Obama would keep his enemies closer". Politifact. Published: May 21, 2008.

8. "Fact check: What did Obama say about troops in Afghanistan?". CNN Politics. Published: October 06, 2008.

9. "Palin Team Opposed Divesting of Holdings to Protest Darfur". Washington Post. Published: October 04, 2008.

10. "Tax Cuts Don't Lead to Economic Growth, a New 65-Year Study Finds". The Atlantic. Published: September 16, 2012.