Palin & Biden Debating Again; This Time Over Energy & NY's 23rd District : The Two-Way Vice President Biden and Sarah Palin spar over the race for New York's 23rd Congressional district.
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Palin & Biden Debating Again; This Time Over Energy & NY's 23rd District

A year ago in St. Louis. They're back at it today. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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A year ago in St. Louis. They're back at it today.

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Vice President Joe Biden and the woman who ran against him last year did some long-distance sparing today.

Biden, at a rally for New York congressional Democratic contender Bill Owens, took a verbal shot at former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who's a supporter of Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman in Tuesday's crazy special election for New York's 23rd district (where Republican nominee Dede Scozzafava has dropped out and endorsed the Democrat).

Using energy as an issue with which to score some rhetorical points, Biden said that "the fact of the matter is, Sarah Palin thinks the answer to energy is 'drill, baby, drill,'" according to The Hill. "It's a lot more complicated, Sarah!"

Palin, on her Facebook page, writes that "as the vice president knows, I have always advocated an all-of-the-above approach to American energy independence. ... There's one way to tell Vice President Biden that we're tired of folks in Washington distorting our message and hampering our nation's progress: Hoffman, Baby, Hoffman!"

Our buddy Ken Rudin is following Tuesday's elections at his Political Junkie blog.