Here is all the preparation you need for tonight's VP debate: This photo of Sarah Palin wearing an adoable polar bear pin ran in today's Times.
The article that accompanies it says, "Ms. Palin sued the federal government for listing the polar bear as a threatened species".
Classic. Never underestimate the importance of the right accessory and what your clothes can say about you. Her polar pin is saying "DUH!" Loudly.