ELECTION 2008 VP debate moderator Ifill releasing pro-Obama book Focuses on blacks who are 'forging a bold new path to political power' Posted: September 30, 2008 8:35 pm Eastern By Bob Unruh Â© 2008 WorldNetDaily The moderator of tomorrow's vice-presidential debate is writing a book to come out on the day the next president takes the oath of office that aims to "shed new light" on Democratic candidate Barack Obama and other "emerging young African American politicians" who are "forging a bold new path to political power." Gwen Ifill of the Public Broadcasting Service program "Washington Week" is promoting "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," in which she argues the "black political structure" of the civil rights movement is giving way to men and women who have benefited from the struggles over racial equality. Ifill declined to return a WND telephone message asking for a comment about her book project and whether its success would be expected should Obama lose. But she has faced criticism previously for not treating candidates of both major parties the same. During a vice-presidential candidate debate she moderated in 2004 â when Democrat John Edwards attacked Republican Dick Cheney's former employer, Halliburton â the vice president said, "I can respond, Gwen, but it's going to take more than 30 seconds." "Well, that's all you've got," she told Cheney. Ifill told the Associated Press Democrats were delighted with her answer, because they "thought I was being snippy to Cheney." She explained that wasn't her intent. But she also was cited in complaints PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler said he received after Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin delivered her nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., earlier this month. Some viewers complained of a "dismissive" look by Ifill during her report on Palin's speech. According to Getler, some also said she wore a look of "disgust" while reporting on the Republican candidate. At that time she said, "I assume there will always be critics and just shut out the noise. It is surprisingly easy."