Excellent contrast between the two Vice Presidential candidates in terms of what they know and thing about Supreme Court rulings. No commentary required.
Well, it is yet another morning and Sarah Palin is still John McCain’s running mate.
What newspapers and magazines help form Sarah Palin’s world view? When Katie Couric asked her to name a specific newspaper or magazine, her response was:
Uhhhmm, all of them, any of them that ahhmm have been in front of me all these years.
To think we were concerned when Bush Senior running mate Dan Quayle incorrectly told a 6th grader to add an “e” to “potato”. Here’s the interesting thing… Sarah Palin did not have to spell the name of a publication, she was just asked to say it. — Glenn
It just keeps getting worse. Last night, McCain is brought in to help “clarify” what Palin has said about US unilateral incursions into Pakistan. It is hard to watch this and not think that McCain felt he needed to sweep in and solve this PR problem. Unfortunately, his temper shines through. The reality is that if Palin cannot conduct an interview without having McCain come in to moderate the interview, she should not be there in the first place. — Glenn
Fareed Zakaria, Editor of Newsweek International slams Sarah Palin. He appeared on CNN today following his commentary in Newsweek. In his article, he quotes one of the most reveling answers that Sarah Palin made in her recent interview with Katie Couric:
COURIC: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries; allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?
PALIN: That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, were ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the—it’s got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health-care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.
Here is the the Sarah Palin interview conducted by Katie Couric that was spread over two days on CBS.
Warning – this interview, particularly part two is painful to watch. Sarah Palin needs to stop shooting from the hip in her responses. It is clear from her answers how ill informed she is about world affairs. -Glenn
David Letterman discusses his disappointment with John McCain on canceling his scheduled appearance yesterday. Letterman claims that McCain called him personally to cancel. McCain tells Letterman that he had to fly to Washington DC to deal with the financial crisis. Letterman then shows the live feed from CBS News. It shows McCain on the set with Katie Couric getting makeup put on before his interview.
What can I say? The video speaks for itself. – Glenn