Playing hurt


Thursday’s highly anticipated rhetorical match-up between Sarah Palin (R-AK) and Joe Biden (D-DE) is scheduled to be hosted by PBS veteran newser Gwen Ifill. Unfortunately, Ifill has an excuse to miss the event, and her excuse is much better than the good old tried-and-true “the dog ate my homework” dodge. In Ifill’s case, she was walking down a flight of stiars with her debate homework when she tripped and broke her ankle. But rather than phone in with the good old tried-and-true “I injured myself doing my homework” dodge, the resilient reporter, in the best the-show-must-go-on tradition, has received medical clearance to carry on with the event as planned.