VP debate starts with friendly greeting – “Can I call you Joe?”
While last week Republican hopeful John McCain did not call his opponent Barack Obama by his first name during a 90-minute debate, McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin wasted no time getting friendly with her opponent during the vice presidential debate on Thursday.
It came when she exchanged greetings with her opponent, Democrat Joe Biden, and they shook hands.
“Nice to meet you. Hey, can I call you Joe?” she said.
“Of course,” Biden replied with a smile.
- Photo credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking (Biden and Palin meet for the first time at the vice presidential debate in St. Louis.)