Tank GirlAs we rather facetiously predicted on Monday, it's taken the right-wing press until today to come down hard on VP debate moderator Gwen Ifill. From Michelle Malkin hyperventilating over Ifill's book on racial politics and how it means she's "in the tank" for Obama (while ignoring other moderators' pro-Republican conflicts) to Bob Unruh carping about the "look" on her face after Palin's convention speech as evidence of her bias, the conservative base is determined to make Palin's potential debate defeat Ifill's fault. In the meantime, the book that's the basis of all the hubbub, as Michael Calderone points out, has hardly been a secret. God, everyone's in the tank, aren't they? It's like Truth itself wants Palin to lose. [National Review, Media Matters, World Net Daily, Politico]