Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) gave her take on Vice President Joe Biden's debate strengths and weaknesses on Thursday night, ahead of his showdown against GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.

"My buddy Joe Biden? You mean, besides his penchant for just making shhhhh- stuff up?" she told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, making a noticeably awkward rescue. "I think he's kind of known for some of that."

After her recovery, Palin went on to accuse Biden of being gaffe-prone by nature. She then recalled her experience in the 2008 debate, which she said she was asked to prepare for by reading a thick stack of foreign policy note cards forced upon her by the staff of then-presidential candidate John McCain.

For a look back at Palin's meeting with Biden, click here.

Biden and Ryan are set to go head to head at Centre College in Kentucky at 9 p.m. ET. Follow live updates here.

[H/T GOP12]