Bil Browning

Wonder why they didn't want Palin talking to the press?

Filed By Bil Browning | September 12, 2008 8:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Bush Doctrine, Charlie Gibson, election 2008, John McCain, McCain campaign, McCain/Palin, Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin had her first solo interview by the national media with Charlie Gibson last night. You know John McCain sat on a sofa somewhere with his head in his hands muttering, "Why? She's not a maverick, she's a moron."

GIBSON: Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?

PALIN: In what respect, Charlie?

GIBSON: The Bush -- well, what do you -- what do you interpret it to be?

PALIN: His world view.

GIBSON: No, the Bush doctrine, enunciated September 2002, before the Iraq war.

Obviously, it didn't go so well. Video clips after the jump.


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My God, she thinks she's "ready" and didn't even "blink" about whether or not she was experienced enough. I love it when Gibson asks her, "Doesn't that take some hubris?"

Arrogance on the part of the GOP? Surely you jest.


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One of the questions that I wish Gibson would have asked, perhaps in conjunction with several areas: "Prior to this interview how extensively were you briefed with respect the subject matter of my last question? What did you learn in the briefing that you didn't know before that influenced you to answer me in the way you did?"

But if I were a betting man that anything near this level of interrogation (which is why we have the concept of cross-examination in legal proceedings) is going to happen, I'd be quickly penniless.

Because such treatment, according to the McCain campaign, isn't properly "deferential".

I missed the interview, and will watch it as soon as I get my DSL set up but all I can say at this point is: When will this nightmare end? And where are all the feminists???

She didn't know about the Bush Doctrine. Well, let's see: We've had one VP who knew way more than his boss, and now someone who can't speak to the press without being spoon-fed every prepackaged response. Balance is not the forte of the Republicans.

I saw the interview on the ABC World News with Charles Gibson web site. He asked her if she believes she is sending her oldest son to fight in a holly war, as she characterized it at one time. She dodged that question, as she dodged many others Gibson threw out. He may have sounded harsh, but he was much more easy on her then he could have been. Even at that, she came off looking like the fool we all know she is. Looks like Caribou Barbie was a target this time. Good shootin' Charlie.

This is too much - even I know what the Bush Doctrine is!

I should also add that it's pretty sad when you get shown up in a policy discussion by Charlie Gibson.

pathetic. it is the only word that comes to my mind. and when you consider that this "caribou barbie" has put the GOP back in the election, what can you say about the citizens that make up this great nation? again, there is only one word that comes to mind. pathetic. sometimes, the world just doesn't make sense.

Ain't that the truth.

I saw a great bumpersticker:

Jesus was a Community Organizer
Pontius Pilot was a Governor

I thought she looked like a moose caught in headlights when he told her, "No..."

'Either the United States will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States'

W.E.B. DuBois

This attack on her not knowing the Bush Doctrine is not going to work. A lot of people, politicians included would have asked Gibson to frame his question more concisely. Let's make sure she is not made into a victim and gets millions of pity votes for McCrap. I have already heard comparisons of this to Obama not knowing that Russia had veto power in the United Nations. Drop it. We need to build on this, not concentrate on this one thing.

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | September 12, 2008 2:16 PM

I'll bet to the true believers, though, she came across as ready and able!

Sarah is a piece of work, but she seems to memorize well. Perhaps, Sarah and her son, Trak, want to fight a Holy War or two or three, but there is no such thing as a Holy War. If you are in to politics as much as I, then visit this web site http://mudflats.wordpress.com/ It's an Alaskan site that seems to have scooped the main stream media. At any rate, I tend to think Palin and McCain are both puppets controlled by Karl Rove and his merry band of puppeteers. Hopefully, the debates will open all of our eyes to the dangers in a McCain-Pallin Administration.

We are a country of blood thirsty, I repeat, war mongering, animals. But you all seem to think that this election will be won by measures of knowledge, experience, and wisdom, along with a tallying based on reasonable debate.

Is that how George Bush won the election? Think again, and be prepared. Be very prepared for a defeat like one we have never witnessed ever before. This election and our future is about emotions, and ugly ones, at that.