Devastating Katie Couric Interview with Sarah Palin

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I’ve been watching it over and over and over again.
Words fail me in this case. What can one say when it’s so clear that Sarah Palin is not prepared for the office she is seeking.
Conservative columnist Kathleen Parker has perhaps said it all — and kudos to Parker for taking the risks she obviously has with this commentary.
— Steve Clemons

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101 comments on “Devastating Katie Couric Interview with Sarah Palin

  1. Robert says:

    On reviewing the interview, what stands out to me is that Katie
    does not know how to conduct an interview.
    I think her questions were poorly designed and argumentative.
    Katie’s bias shows through.
    I can’t imagine what the network was thinking when it put Katie on
    air.

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  2. dış cephe says:

    Does anyone in the USA wonder what the world is thinking during
    the lead up to this election?

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  3. söve says:

    Anyone wondering what kind of mother she is? We all know as mothers what is takes to be a good one,.. You can’t do it all without someone suffering. söve

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  4. craig cole says:

    Margaret you are high on drugs!!Sexism?!?! You are and absolute idiot if you think this Palin should have nulear codes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. ZZ says:

    Barack is so unprepared for the Office, it’s not funny. At least Palin EARNED her office by defeating real candidates. Barack got in only because of the Chicago Democractic Machine PUT him there.

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  6. rebecca chester says:

    Katie is a left wing liberal. I don’t know why Sarah even wasted her time to talk to her. It is so obvious that this was a set-up for Sarah. She was going to be attacked by Katie no matter how she answered. This has become such a joke. I will continue to pray that McCain/Palin wins the election. Wake up people! Obama has no experience, his radical ideas are dangerous, and he will raise your taxes! Spread the wealth!?! Ha! Ridiculous. The media is obviously backing Obama….hiding the truth….to get him elected. Don’t be swayed by all the propaganda. Read, study, search for the truth. I did! I am proud to say that my vote is for John McCain!

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  7. Natasha says:

    Margaret – if Palin was a man she would not have been chosen for this position. That female is clueless!!! This has absolutely nothing to do with her being a female. She is DUMB when it comes to what is going on in the world and the issues. I don’t even know the lady and I was soooooo embarassed for her as I listened to that interview with Katie.
    Captain Donald Krueger – What interview were you watching? Katie Couric referred to Sarah Palin as governor several times. I think that you know this woman was awful in this interview and she is NOT qualified to be governor and definitely not VP so you tried to take people’s minds off of Sarah by saying foolish and untrue things about Couric and Gibson. If Couric was trying to make Palin look good and make Barack look bad, then you would have thought Couric did a wonderful job!!
    The bottom line people is this: If McCain and Palin are voted in office, we are DOOMED!!!! McCain cares nothing about the middle class, he cares nothing about our friends and family members in Iraq, he could care less about people struggling just to put gas in their cars to go to work…if they have a job now!! He cares nothing about us getting healthcare! He can afford to put gas in his car, get the best healthcare and has no family members in Iraq dodging bullets. And, please I don’t want to hear anything about that “he was captured” bull!!! They said he was doing something he didn’t have any business doing when he was captured!!!
    One thing I can’t understand…this man left his wife that was disabled for a younger woman that he was cheating on and you don’t hear much about that but you can talk and make sarcastic comments about Barack’s name!!! What is wrong with that picture??? Sarah Palin had her brother-n-law fired, but that was swept under the rug!! She gives a “shout out” at a debate but Barack can’t give his wife “pound!!” That “Shout out” was very inappropriate and ghetto!!!
    Anyway, vote for the best persons. Don’t let race be the issue. Obama has a white and a black parent so he is just as much a part of whites than he is blacks. But that shouldn’t even matter. We are headed straight for depression. Vote for someone that is going to help the average person and the poor out, not continue to help make the rich richer.

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  8. Angela says:

    Does anyone in the USA wonder what the world is thinking during
    the lead up to this election? What many of us see, is an ill informed,
    ill prepared, gun toting,caribou slinging, hockey mum,who should
    be nowhere near the head of the “most powerful nation on
    earth”.(Although I’m sure the terrorists would disagree.) It was an
    embarrassment to watch the VP debate and both the Katie Couric
    and Charlie Gibson interviews. The winks and the colloquialisms in
    the VP debate made me cringe. Both Palin and McCain lack the
    integrity, sophistication and eloquence of Senator Obama. Their
    speeches lack substance whilst ,conversely, Barack Obama leads
    me to believe that there is someone who can pull America ( and her
    allies) out of the quagmire that they find themselves in. Finally, can
    we please dispense of the terms “hockey mum” and “maverick”,
    both of which have seen their day.

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  9. Wendy says:

    Anyone wondering what kind of mother she is? We all know as mothers what is takes to be a good one,.. You can’t do it all without someone suffering.

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  10. Kathleen says:

    Get your Palin campaign buttons here: http://www.buzzflash.com/store/items/1284

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  11. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Gee, Tahoe, this lyin’ schmuck Dondero is right up your alley, isn’t he?

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  12. Scott says:

    P = Pathetic excuse for a VP
    A = Answers that dont make sense
    L = Lacking intelligence completely
    I = Incapable of running anything
    N = Numb nut that’s stupider than Bush!
    And I thought no one would be stupider than W.

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  13. Andrew Wilkins says:

    Watching Katie conducting this particular interview, as well as one aired tonight on CBS’ evening news (October 1st), I have made up my mind that Palin is one of THE WORST vice presidential candidates in our country’s history. Her responces are quite vague, and unintelligent to be kind. She is a plain DUMB.
    While I dont agree with the tone of Mr. Kraft, I do understand his frustration, as he makes a very valid point about some conservatives being absolutely ill-informed, labeling Mr. Barak Obama as a “muslim terrorist”. Kudos to you Mr. Kraft for having the guts to tell the truth!!!

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  14. Kathleen says:

    Testerics…..

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  15. Tahoe Editor says:

    The notion that ANYONE ought to respond to Piss’s bacteria mouth is laughable. If anyone is a sociopath, it’s him. Everyone has a right to choose to “respond” to his vile blather or ignore it altogether at the time of his or her own choosing. Not responding to PissMouth is evidence only of his inconsequence.

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  16. Joanne says:

    Sarah is a capable, strong, and courageous woman who will do our country proud as VP of the US. She will have a profound effect on foreign policy, family issues, health care and many other issues that us “average” americans fear everyday. Do you want to know why? Because she is a woman with a belief system that is based on on the true grit of what our country was built upon. She is not a fancy speaker, smoozing, polished, double talking, dance around the issue, politically groomed, elitiest who does not look out for the average American. Sarah is the next Princess Diana of our world who will take her integrity, compassion, and values and use it to accomplish what those with the most experience will never achive in a lifetime.

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  17. Ronny Kraft says:

    Dirty toilet paper sucking, William,
    Your brand of retardation and illiteracy rivals that of your Barbie doll super-hero, Palin. And as much as you throw your little fit about me not being able to write properly, seems like you are incapable of thinking on your own, allowing the cock shaft-licking conservative media (i.e. Fox News) to sway your impressionable little brain in any direction these retards want. Then again such stupidity is not uncommon… just look at your conservative party’s “best of the bunch” such as Palin and how ridiculous she sounds when she can’t even site one example to Katie during the interview. She’s a bathroom scrubbing, get dinner ready by 6 type of a housewife and her mental capacity is just below normal.
    Which brings me to my point about you. You dumb ass, if you did any research, you would know that Mr. Obama is not muslim despite what these anus sniffing conservatives like for you to believe. You and your likes are like sheep following another stupid sheep just because that’s the only path you see.
    Seriously, if you have been diagnosed with some sort of mental retardation, let me know and I can guide you to a good doctor and government assistance. At least save some money so you can buy yourself half a brain, which is a full half more than our current leader as displayed by his empty dumb-fuck look and stupid actions throughout the past eight years.
    Grow up billy boy and get your facts straight. You just proved how retarded you and your party are for making such stupid claims. And please let idiot Palin and her sugar daddy drive their party further into the ground… they’re doing fine without you. So save your breath for the breathalyzer test since you’re obviously on something… something very from away from reality.
    Speaking of terrorists, I think the dude that killed hundereds of thousands of innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan is the biggest terrorist of them all.
    P.S. If you’re smoking mushrooms, I hear you should stay away from the tea variety. It’s really potent.

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  18. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “I understand Katie Courick’s need to suppress Sarah Palin’s ideas….”
    Really?
    Interesting.
    Perhaps you will tell us, coherantly, how Couric “supress(ed) Sarah Palin’s ideas”.
    Then again, probably not.
    (Egads. They vote too. Terrifying.)

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  19. Nick Gasnier says:

    I understand Katie Courick’s need to suppress Sarah Palin’s ideas, but how hard must Katie bang her head against the wall in order to make her point?

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  20. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Dondero? Don’t you have any pride or self esteem?
    On a number of occassions here on this thread I have accused you, accurately, of being a scumbag bald faced LIAR. I have pointed out a most egregious LIE that you have posted at your website, and have asked you, more than once, to explain to me why you feel you have license to purposely and despicably seek to mislead people in order to advance certain political positions.
    So, what is it, you greasy weasel? It doesn’t bother you to be shown, irrefutably, as a liar?
    I don’t get it. If someone called me a liar, and I felt I had told the truth, I would endeavor to defend myself, and the credibility of my word. Most reasonably honest people would. But you? You just continue posting like you have credibility, or like no one has noticed you’re a blatant liar.
    Weird, man. Really weird. It always amazes me when I encounter worms like yourself. I think you are probably sociopathic to a degree, and have no idea just how despicable it is to defend positions that have to be defended with deceptions. But whatever, scumbag. I give up. Its obvious you aren’t going to enlighten me why you feel justified posting ignorant deceptive crap on your cesspool blog.

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  21. Eric Dondero says:

    I wonder if we would be having this conversation if Palin was a man?
    It’s so easy to paint a woman as “ditzy” or “fluff” or “blonde.” But much more difficult to do the same to a male.
    And it’s even easier to paint a woman who is just a plain ole’ Western or Mid-Western – non-Eastern Establishment – as such.
    Palin has two strikes against her as far as the Eastern Establishment is concerned: She’s attractive, and she’s a Westerner.
    You might even call it bigotry.

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  22. Steambomb says:

    Not prepared for the office she is seeking. That is a blatent understatement. Consider this.. Is she even qualified for the office she is in? My heart goes out to the Alaskans that voted for someone else.

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  23. Anne says:

    I have seen Palin in an interview while she was running for governor in Alaska. In this case, she seemed perfectly at ease and in her element. However, there is no question that she bombed the interview with Katie Couric. It shows how profoundly ignorant she is about national and international affairs.
    My opinion of her is that she is extremely limited rather than being stupid. A lot of people relate to certain aspects of her life, and that goes a long way toward humanizing her.
    However, her lack of curiosity about the world at large, and some of her own well-known reactionary views, work against being prepared to take over the presidency if something should happen to McCain. Being able to relate to someone is not nearly a good enough reason to place him or her anywhere near the White House.
    We should have learned that after 8 years of
    GW Bush.
    But I blame McCain much more than I blame her. She was NOT vetted, and she had issues long before the country ever heard of her. I watched him try to correct a statement she made on her own about Pakistan, in the presence of Katie Couric, and he totally overrode Palin. He would not let her speak on her own. What kind of president would actually want a vice president who was just a yes-man or yes-woman with no independent mind?
    With this said, she should have thought the whole thing through and declined. A big part of being intelligent is knowing not only your capabilities but also your limitations. When that is the case, you are a lot less likely to set yourself up for failure.

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  24. AJ says:

    Wow! I can’t believe that we are even having this much dialog
    about Gov. Palin when it is clear that she is in over her head. I
    admire her accomplishments, but am more than confident that
    she is NOT prepared or qualified to step into the role of Vice
    President of the United States of America.
    C’mon people, anytime the media asks tough questions of her,
    they are vilified as being unprofessional or sexist. Why can’t you
    all admit that Senator McCain only selected her to steal the
    media and national attention away from Senator Obama and the
    historic precedence set forth in his nomination? We all see it and
    the more we learn about Gov. Palin and the more we see her in
    these kind of settings the clearer the mistake becomes.
    I am surprised that Gov. Palin had not been prepared to answer
    the questions posed to her with a little more finesse than she
    displayed. I am surprised that Katie kept her composure through
    out the interview and didn’t say “What the blankety blank are
    you saying?”
    OK the charade is over! Maybe now in order to keep his name in
    the headlines, Senator McCain will change running mates like
    he’s changed positions all through out the campaign. He’s
    scrambling to do anything to keep his name in the headlines. I
    know you all are smart enough to see this game…aren’t you?

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  25. William says:

    Ronnie Kraft your as dumb as your nutsack also. Learn to spell and use puctuation, grow up yourself you moron liberal, and be sure to vote for the freind of terrorist William Ayers, Barack “Obomber”.You want change? Then vote for that lying Muslim terrorist and see what kind of change you get.

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  26. Ronny Kraft says:

    Palin… what a sorry excuse for a VP candidate. She’s uneducated, spending most of her “college career” jumping from one community college to another, she’s as dumb as a my nut-sack in that she cant form a sentence on her own without the help of a telepromptor or memorized garbage, and she reminds me of a typical alianated woman in middle America… someone that wishes they were something besides a house wife.
    Palin supporters are sorry excuses for Americans since they cant put country first, and instead put their stupid emotions and fantasies first. Grow up you idiot conservatives and realize that this country is being driven into the ground based on your idiot’s choice for a leader.

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  27. JanC says:

    What should Palin have said to Katie Couric about Pakistan?
    Couric: The United States is deeply unpopular in Pakistan. Do you think the Pakistani government is protecting al Qaeda within its borders?
    Palin: I don’t believe that new President Zardari has that mission at all. But no, the Pakistani people also, they want freedom. They want democratic values to be allowed in their country, also. They understand the dangers of terrorists having a stronghold in regions of their country, also. And I believe that they, too, want to rid not only their country, but the world, of violent Islamic terrorists.
    In her answer, Palin defined the government of Pakistan as Zardari, and this is absolutely a correct answer. Although the previous head of state, General Musharraf, was ostensibly on the side of the US, his ability to stand against the terrorist and fundamentalist elements had diminished over the years because of alliances he was forced to make to remain in power. The official position of the government was on the side of fighting terrorism, but in practice the opposite was occurring, and Musharraf was essentially powerless to do anything about it. So it is not the mission of the current government to protect Al Qaeda, nor was it the mission of the previous government. In reality the forces that really matter within the country were and are facilitating Al Qaeda.
    With the change in leadership the US has an opportunity, albeit small, to get the county on their side. Not only are the military and ISI backing Al Qaeda, but the opposition parties are not cooperating with Zardari on this front. The US needs to find a way to get the opposition, headed by Nawaz Sharif, on their side. They need to start talking to him and with diplomacy get him to see the benefits to him of changing his position, which is primarily based on what is politically expedient for him anyway.
    Another problem is the educational system in the country of Pakistan. Many have said that the teaching of Islamic fundamentalism in the madrassas is the greatest danger, but, in reality the entire system has taught all children a very negative perspective on world affairs. Every person educated in Pakistan since Zia’s reign has been indoctrinated into thinking that the (Christian) West must be opposed. How do we fix this problem I do not know, but, it would involve a lot more face time between citizens of the two countries. Visits back and forth of school principals and local leaders. It’s a huge problem with no easy answer.
    Despite all the negativity, practically every Pakistani, given the opportunity, would leave that country forever to live in the United States. They know it is a great country because of the wealth and opportunity but what incentive do they have to help us get better when someone is knocking on their front door with a gun ready to kill them for doing so? Do you help a far away country or do you save yourself and your family? What would WE do in their place????

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  28. Kerensa says:

    Everyone who thinks that the media is out to get Gov. Palin needs to take a step back and realize that this has absolutely nothing to do with her gender. We shouldn’t blame reporters because the interviewee is uninformed. The media is simply trying to wade through the verbal diarrhea that is spewed at them. Any time Gov. Palin is asked a direct question she attempts to confuse the reporter into thinking that she has actually answered them, while all that she has truly accomplished is to show how absolutely ignorant she is to the true issues.

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  29. Kathleen says:

    via…fasten your seat belt…it’s going to be a bumpy reality check…Sarah Palin personifies the Log Cabin syndrome…namely that ANYONE can be President…In times of great insecurity and confusion, those who feel inferior and/or threatened will identify with the familiar….
    Clinging to the myth that ANYONE can be President may be the most dynamic undercurrent of this election…..Like going to the movies during the great depression, it’s a feel good fantasy vote….like American Idol…
    Meanwhile, back in the Beltway, Henny Penny…is the sky still falling?

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  30. Steve Clemons says:

    Eric Dondero — greetings. I’ve been traveling and am just catching
    up on some of this. To be sure, you and I totally disagree on Sarah
    Palin, and I completely disagree with your insinuation that Barack
    Obama is any less American than anyone else. I can’t imagine any
    of the leading presidential contenders including Ron Paul making
    such a statement.
    But on another front, search “Jeff Flake” in the search function on
    the blog. I admire him greatly. And if you dug into the blog a bit,
    you’d see that I came round on Ron Paul to some degree — with
    the exception of one very nasty ad he signed off on — and my
    evolution was due to none other than POA.
    best regards, Steve Clemons

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  31. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Hey Dondero, you’re a lyin sack of crap. After one peruses the garbage on your website, why should we consider any comments you make about being fired by Ron Paul as being credible?
    You wanna debate the yellowcake thing or not? Care to substantiate your claims?
    Scumbag.

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  32. Eric Dondero says:

    NEWSFLASH!!!
    The Obama campaign website itself, this morning acknowledged for the first time, that Barack Hussein Muhammed Obama was indeed a citizen of Kenya until 1983.
    Full story over at News Busters.

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  33. Eric Dondero says:

    Firstly, Paul did not “fire me.” On the contrary, he gave me a $10,000 bonus, and then proceeded to call me months after asking me to return to work, after I had resigned over his opposition to his Iraq War stance. He’s pissed at me cause I defied him, and didn’t come back, which was an embarrassment locally to him.
    Secondly, just because I supported his GOP primary opponent – Chris Peden – back in the Spring, does not mean that he “beat me.” He beat his opponent, not me.
    Get your facts straight bub.

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  34. Anon says:

    She makes Dan Quayle look like an intellectual giant.

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  35. Roger says:

    The Vice President sits on the National Security Council. Does Sarah Palin’s comment about Alaska’s proximity to Russia qualify her for the council?

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  36. John Hogarth says:

    It is quite embarasing.
    My daughter who is a Phd candidate at Yale and indeed my son who is a junior in high school, could have done a better job in these interviews.

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  37. Jennifer says:

    No doubt Pissed Off American is a die in the wool democrat, I thing your liberal bias is clouding your judgement. Let’s watch the debate, instead of judging her by an interview done by the liberal media.

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  38. Jennifer says:

    I’m sure this won’t come as a revelation to anyone, but whatever candidate rises to the top for either party is not a reformer!! They have had to practically sell their souls to the devil to get where they are. Where are the true reformers??? They don’t last in the government political system for long, their radical ideas about change get them booted out quickly!! I am not impressed with either candidate, they are both lacking, it is truly picking the lesser of two evils. President Bush is supposed to be a conservative, and he has spent the last eight years spending our money like a drunken sailor. I believe in a free market and the capitalist system, is it perfect, no, but I believe it is the best system out there!! Who wants bigger government? They continue to waste our money everyday!! Americans today expect everything and want to give nothing.

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  39. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “Come on people, stop the bickering and listen to the issues, don’t vote because a person looks a certain way, or is a great speaker, actually listen to what they are saying!!!”
    I have listened. And because of that “listening”, I’m convinced Palin is an embarrassment. Perhaps you should take your own advice. Either that, or sally on over to Dundernut’s site, and exchange blather with him.

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  40. Laurie says:

    Does Couric even know what percent of bad loans were tied to Freddie & F? It’s the cause of this crisis Couric, what else could Palin say McCain came up with?
    Biden didn’t know which U.S. president was in power after the depression, or when radio was the means of communication. McCain’s fight two years ago to monitor Freddie and Fannie is huge..it would have stopped this financial freefall

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  41. JamesL says:

    >There is no more dangerous recipe than certitude in ignorance.
    Unless that combo is enhanced with religious fervor.
    For the good of my family, all the people I love, and America, she should bow out. If she wants to serve her country, that’s the best way she can do it.

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  42. JamesL says:

    Jennifer, you are correct: degrees don’t assure competency. I was not looking for a degree from Palin, just answers. Some of the smartest and wisest people I know don’t have a degree. Palin didn’t have any answers that hadn’t been fed to her. She can’t knit together thoughts coherently, and can’t apparently construct a logical argument. She demonstrated that she’s not up to the task. No question of degrees. There is no more dangerous recipe than certitude in ignorance.

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  43. Jennifer says:

    I could not stomach reading all the comments on this site. I am an independent, and have not made up my mind yet, but definetley am more conservative then liberal. The list posted below are all the past presidents of the U.S. without any type of degree:
    Truman,*
    Cleveland
    Andrew Johnson
    Lincoln*
    Fillmore
    Taylor
    Van Buren
    Jackson
    Washington.*
    I believe Truman, Lincoln and Washington are three of our greatest presidents. Before you bash Sarah Palin, give her a chance. Having an elite degree from Harvard or Yale does not guarantee your going to make a great president. Case in point, all the CEO’s of Enron, Telecom companies, Frannie Mae and Freddic Mac…they all look great on paper, and they also have brought this country to a new low, and who pays for it.. the little guy. Also to a previous comment on the board, “Sarah wouldn’t be running for vice president if she were a man”, if Barack Obama was white, he wouldn’t be running for president either. Nothing in is short record as senator stands out. Come on people, stop the bickering and listen to the issues, don’t vote because a person looks a certain way, or is a great speaker, actually listen to what they are saying!!!

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  44. PissedOffAmeriucan says:

    BTW, Dondero, considering that Paul fired you, beat you in an election, and you have bad-mouthed and dissed him ever since, don’t you think it is just a bit slimey to insinuate Ron Paul endorses your ignorant horseshit?
    Like I said, Dondero…
    You’re scum.

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  45. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “Pissed Off, that is not necessarily an endorsement. That is a personal note that my former boss wrote to me”
    Well, I will abandon my support for Ron Paul if his endorsement stays on your site. And I have written numerous emails today to his staff pointing out the LIES on your website, and asking them to have you remove the endorsement. I would be very suprised if Ron Paul wants his name associated with your unmmittigated horseshit. If he does, my support for him has been ill advised and unwarranted.
    BTW, you are a lying sack of shit, Dondero. I DARE you to substantiate your statement made on your blog, that the Tuwaitha yellowcake was “recently discovered”, or that the mainstream media “admitted it was proof of WMDs”.
    Past employee or not, you are unworthy of any endorsements, as your blatant dishonesty so clearly demonstrates.
    You’re scum, Dondero.

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  46. Eric Dondero says:

    Hey Carol, are you comfortable with a guy serving as President of the United States of America, who was barely born in Hawaii, before he shipped off to Indonesia for the first 10 years of his life. And whose Father was a Kenyan citizen and listed young Barack as a Kenyan citizen on his registration with the Kenyan government?
    How about we get a real American for President. Is that too much to ask? I guess you’re going to slam me for being some “rightwing extremist” all because I’d like to have a full-fledged American as President of my country. If that’s what passes for an “extremist” view these days, than we are in deep, deep, deep trouble.

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  47. Eric Dondero says:

    Pissed Off, that is not necessarily an endorsement. That is a personal note that my former boss wrote to me.
    I worked for Ron Paul for 12 years, first as his Personal Aide in his Libertarian Presidential race in 1987/88, again in his 1992 Presidential race, as Campaign Coordintor for his 1996 Congresssional race, and as his Senior Congressional Aide from 1997-2003.

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  48. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “Stop all the pettiness and stick with the real issues”
    ROFLMAO!!!!
    Yeah?? So how’s Palin doing on the, uh, “real issues”?
    Interesting that you failed to mention any.
    Interesting, too, that all the other blathering jackasses on this thread defending Palin have also ommitted any comment that offers substantive reasoning, or any defense that touches on “real issues”. Of course, it is quite telling that the most rabid defender of Palin is some asshole with a website that is rife with unmittigatted horseshit, timeworn deceptions, and bald faced lies.
    May I suggest you cruise on over to Donero’s site? He has a comment section that appears to be fairly unused. Perhaps you and he can excite each other with an exchange of ignorant drivel and mutually concocted fantasies.

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  49. RCunningham says:

    Give me a break…The editorial on the interview in our local paper might have had some insight if not for the last two paragraphs…”…She can bow out for personal reasons, perhaps because she wants to spend more time with her newborn. No one would criticize a mother who puts her family first.” So by staying in the race she would not be putting her family first? How much time is the right amount of time to spend with a newborn? Get with the program Ms Parker, it’s 2008. So she had a ruff interview. Last time I checked even though there are many people who think they are perfect, the real number of those individuals who are is zero. Sometimes your editorials suck; do people tell you to give up your job and go home and raise your kids? I think not. Stop all the pettiness and stick with the real issues.

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  50. carol says:

    It is such a shame that Republicans resort to such extreme nonsense about Senator Obama not being an American….unlike Sarah Palin who is a”real American gal”….such ignorance is rife in the Republican party!!!!
    Truth be told they just can’t handle class and intelligence which eminate from Senator Obama…so sorry your ticket is floundering, but that’s what happens when you choose two people who
    obviously are totally out of touch with reality!!!

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  51. via says:

    Born and bread? Bread? You might as well be on the ticket, too.

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  52. arthurdecco says:

    Mr. Dondero, Words fail me…except perhaps for words like dunderhead and other words like it.

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  53. JamesL says:

    Dondero took the question but didn’t answer it.
    My dog is a real American. Everyone I know is a real American and most of the adults would be “qualified” to be President. A person with an IQ of 75 is “qualified”. That doesn’t make it a good idea.
    Love the fascism trigger dondee. “Liberal” and “conservative” labels no longer effectively apply to American reality. The degree to which cantidates are authoritarian and fascistic is relevant. The most clear and present danger to America at present are the fascists in the White House. America is currently a legally enabled, but not yet enacted, fascist state. Despite your yowls, no one–Republican, Democrat, Independent, Progressive, Libertarian, Liberal, Conservative–is safe in a fascist state.

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  54. PissedOffAmerican says:

    I guess this Dondero asshole isn’t going to comment on his reasoning behind posting lies on the internet.
    I have sent a number of emails off to the Ron Paul people, pointing out Dondero’s use of Ron Paul’s supposed endorsement, and querying them as to why such an endorsement is on a site that is posting known lies.

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  55. Eric Dondero says:

    Sure, I’ll take that question. Why is Sarah Palin qualified to be VP or even President?
    Cause she’s a real American. She is an American gal, born and bread here in the good ole’ USofA. And she supports our Troops. And she loves her country.
    Compared to the Islamo-Fascist Barack Hussein Muhammed Obama who has ties to Radical Islamic Terrorists in Pakistan and to murderous Islamic thugs in Kenya like Raila Odinga.
    Oh, and his Nation of birth? Who knows. He claims Hawaii, but the evidence suggests more strongly Indonesia.
    Support the American ticket, and stop the Islamo-Fascist Obama!

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  56. D.Yannotta says:

    Will someone please tell me why we are pretending she is qualified
    for vice president? And, please also resist the urge to immediately
    bring up Obama’s years in the Senate…we are talking about Palin
    here.
    She cant be asked any follow up questions because that would be
    sexist; she is hiding from the media because they have been too
    mean. Everybody please…STOP IT ALREADY!
    The US has already lost credibility around the world. Is this really
    the representation we want?
    Come on people!

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  57. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Typical MSM heasdlines for Palin on Sunday morning…
    McCain retracts Palin’s Pakistan comments
    Posted: 11:15 AM ET
    WASHINGTON (CNN)— Sen. John McCain retracted Sarah Palin’s stance on Pakistan Sunday morning, after the Alaska governor appeared to back Sen. Barack Obama’s support for unilateral strikes inside Pakistan against terrorists…
    continues….
    AP Investigation: Palin got zoning aid, gifts
    The Associated Press – 18 minutes ago
    WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Though Sarah Palin depicts herself as a pit bull fighting good-old-boy politics, in her years as mayor she and her friends received …
    continues…
    Sarah Palin’s Foreign Policy Follies
    TIME – 1 hour ago
    Sarah Palin, left, walks along the grounds of the United Nations with television news anchor Katie Couric, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008. …
    continues….

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  58. Beaver Cleaver says:

    Dems can’t talk about the lack of experience at the top of the ticket because that would be Obama, so they have to go after Palin at the VP level. Pretty funny! How about all the “devastating” interviews and public appearances with Biden, who’s good with words, especially those he plagiarizes or just plain invents? For example, FDR on TV, etc. etc. etc. Now THAT’s what I call scary!

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  59. PissedOffAmerican says:

    http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2008/09/26/trade_missions/index.html
    Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 18:52 EDT
    Palin’s mysterious trade missions
    As John McCain reminds us, “Russia is right next to Alaska; Sarah Palin understands that.” But when pressed by Katie Couric about what, exactly, that understanding lent her in the way of foreign policy savvy, the Republicans’ vice-presidential nominee couldn’t come up with a lot of specifics:
    COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.
    PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our — our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They’re in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia —
    COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?
    PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. We — we do — it’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where — where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border. It is — from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to — to our state.
    As you might notice, Palin only cites one discernible foreign interaction under her purview: Trade missions.
    I spent some time on the Governor’s Web site seeking more details about her trade negotiations with Russia. There’s a press release about Gov. Palin’s meeting with a trade mission from the Yukon, but nothing about Russia anywhere in the archives. Tony Knowles, a Democrat who was governor from 1994-2002, led a trade mission — back in 1997, while Palin was running Wasilla — to the remote island of Sakhalin, off the coast of Siberia. That seems to be about it for Russia-Alaska trade missions lately.
    When asked for examples of trade missions with Russia that have taken place under Palin’s watch, gubernatorial spokeswoman Kate Morgan refused to answer the question. Morgan said she could not legally discuss any trade missions with me because she’s a state employee and I had first heard this claim through the Couric interview, which was part of Palin’s campaign for the vice-presidency. When I pointed out that any trade missions that occurred would have been official state business, Morgan again noted that I had learned about them in the context of the campaign. “The law is very stringent,” she said, and recommended that I contact the McCain-Palin campaign. Two spokespeople did not respond to requests for comment.
    An article published two weeks ago in the Seattle Times notes that a politician from Russia’s Far East did in fact meet with Palin in Anchorage, and urged her to come to Russia. One of Palin’s trade specialists is also quoted saying that no trade missions with Russia are currently on the agenda: “I am not aware of any plans but that doesn’t mean she wouldn’t [arrange any].”
    The article noted that Anchorage is host to an organization called the Northern Forum, a council of regional governments from all the northernmost countries of the world. But the Palin administration cut the Forum’s budget from $75,000 to $15,000, and stopped the practice of sending representatives to its meetings.
    ― Gabriel Winant

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  60. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Since when did “common people” need their campaigns for Governorship exorcized of witches?
    Look, bluntly put, there is nothing that exposes a fool as quickly as the defense of the indefensible does. Defending Palin, at this point, is the mark of a fool.
    And, uh, incidentally, those “trade missions” Palin cited?? Well, apparently, there weren’t any.

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  61. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Anyone still advancing Palin as an example of leadership material is either a complete idiot, or a shameless liar. Dondero is the latter, as his website so clearly underscores.
    As far as these other clowns posting in Palin’s favor, who knows? But, make no mistake, those are the options; idiots, or liars.

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  62. JamesL says:

    Edward, A number of bumperstickers are floating around here: Fish Fear Me. I can’t imagine what this means about the mental capacity of the drivers.
    Yes Palin is feared by liberals, for her breathtaking lack of knowledge and her extremist authoritarian certitudes. Authoritarianism, you may recall, is antithetical to a functioning democracy. I am amazed that anyone who thinks at all would not be fearful of Sarah holding anything more than a pointed stick.
    No Palin apologist has answered how Palin could possibly prevail, not to mention survive, in an exchange with any of the world leaders Americans dislike. She ain’t ready. Maybe in a decade or so, if she works at it. But probably not ever.

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  63. John Q Public says:

    Chris Stone, you lawyer jackass, you proved Bob Cobb’s point exactly with your own attoney-self-loving answer!

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  64. Edward says:

    I am surprised that CBS would want to show such a liberally biased interview after the Dan Rather debacle. I am disappointed that Katie Curic would be so unprofessional. Talking down to Govenor Palin, not adrressing her as Govenor (a Obama campaign tactic, Calling Senator McCain, John thoughout the debate)and consistantly being condenscending in tone and content was a disgrace. I hope you keep underestimating Govenor Palin, as did the Alaskan Political elite. Lets be real conservatives love her and liberals despise her. All the spin in the world will not change the fact that Govenor Palin is a lightning rod for the conservatives and she is feared by the liberals.

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  65. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Hey, Dondero, you jackass. I’ve looked at your site, and you have posted a number of LIES there in regards to the Iraq war, Al Qaeda, and the yellowcake that was secured by the UN at sites such as Tuwaitha. So how about it, you lying sack of shit? You going to explain to this blog why you masquerade as a political player on your website, when you’re just another slimey lying piece of crap? Does Ron Paul know you’re masquerading as a credible libertarian? I bet he’d pull his endorsement off your site in a hot flash if he knew you were just spouting horseshit.

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  66. JamesL says:

    Someone compared Palin’s qualifications to C. Rice’s who, after all, had one time been inckled as a prez or vprez possibility. Bush apparently thought Rice’s qualifications and experience were worth something. Question is: What is it about Palin’s qualifications that make her superior to Rice?
    I still want to know who it was who forced McCain to chose Palin over his first vp choice. Who is it that has that kind of power over a prezudenchul cantidate? Who is it that will be more influential in a McCain presidency (perish the thought) than McCain himself? The ol maverick turns out to be a follower, not a leader. People intent on supporting McCain should want to know who exactly it is that they are going to be following because McCain is obviously not at the top of the decision making heap. A vote for McCain is a vote for the person or persons telling McCain what to do.

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  67. Chris Stone says:

    Sarah Palin is not prepared in that she’s not a Washington insider or a lawyer.
    Er, so you gotta be a “Washington insider or lawyer” to find ONE DAMN EXAMPLE of a time when John McCain favored heightening regulation?
    Color me very worried about the mental capacity of anyone who’s not a lawyer, in that case.

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  68. Bob Cobb says:

    Sarah Palin is not prepared in that she’s not a Washington insider or a lawyer. Please, let us have a Prez and VP who are not attorneys full of glibspeak for once! I don’t care if she stumbled over some words with that twit Katie Couric. I care that she’s not the “same old thing” and brings a common person’s viewpoint.

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  69. Eric Dondero says:

    Keep on bashing Sarah Palin liberals. While you’re at it, attack other elected libertarian Republicans too, like Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, or Arizona Cong. Jeff Flake, or California’s Tom McClintock.
    Wasn’t it you all, who were jumping through hoops in 2006 trying to win over our libertarian support? Ole’ Markous Moulitas penned an editorial a week on “Why Libertarians should vote Democrat.”
    And here we are only two years later, and you all are viciously attacking one of the top elected libertarians in the country.
    Wow. How times have changed.

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  70. Eric Dondero says:

    The elitist wing of the conservative movement has always been wary of us libertarians coming into the GOP. Sarah Palin is one of the top elected libertarian Republicans in the country, (along with Idaho’s Gov. Butch Otter, and Cong. Jeff Flake of AZ).
    Of course, she’s going to make some conservatives nervous.
    They are wary of her libertarian cultural views. This is the woman, after all, who famously fought back against social conservatives in Wasilla who wanted to run all of the bars and taverns out of town.
    They even started a whisper campaign in Alaska during the 2006 primaries that Sarah wasn’t really a Republican, but rather a “closet libertarian.” She had attended a couple local Libertarian Party meetings seeking their support.
    But what she loses from the social conservatives, she gains 10 times over in libertarian votes.
    Figure, Libertarian Bob Barr was polling 6% nationwide in mid-summer. As high as 10% in New Hampshire. And post-Palin he’s now down to 1%.
    Ever since Goldwater the eastern establishment Republicans have distrusted Western cowboy individualists in the GOP.
    With Sarah Palin, the libertarian wing of the GOP has finally arrived. Of course, that’s going to make some other Republicans nervous.
    Get over it Conservatives, THE LIBERTARIANS HAVE ARRIVED!!

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  71. rich says:

    Cole,
    Agreed that Sarah Palin can’t bow out. It’d mean another erratic decision by McCain.
    Palin’s also tightly tied to the Alaska’s corrupt Republican machine; smart enough to distance herself from it, but still their pol.
    All she has to do is stonewall and turn out the evangelical base in large numbers. Access will be tightly controlled–just as it was with Reagan and Nixon, another similarity. The Republican voter caging and vote suppression tactics will narrow the race from the other direction.
    Zathras,
    Think Frances McDormand in Fargo. if ANYbody’d talked to our detainees, we’d be better off. But everybody buckles under the inexorable pressure of momhood, not the voice.
    via,
    Same job history as George Bush, then, right? A train wreck in various jobs before landing, improbably, the governorship in Texas. Due to his connectedness, something Gov. Palin also has had working for her. Bush glided through; Palin glided through—where’s the shit? Suddenly Republican women can’t be accomplished feminists? 🙂
    Sarah Palin is using the same techniques, verbal deflections and big lies that Ronald Reagan and George Bush used. It’s the predisposition to see Palin as non-competent that exposes these policies and parrying methods as ludicrous and unresponsive–not qualities helt by Palin herself. She’s doing precisely what they did.
    Too many ‘common-sense’ Republicans gave Reagan and Bush a free pass, and felt free to trust them rather than examine the quality of their ideas or take the measure of their sincerity, responsiveness or sense of responsiblity.
    Pols, pundits and think-tankers were quite happy to say nothing about the deregulatory policies that are about to cost us $700 billion to a cool &1 trillion—policies that came under Reagan, H.W., George Bush (& yes, Clinton).
    Those policies were inane and insane, yet NO one called Reagan or Bush on the doubletalk, cheap rhetoric or bankrupt ideology. Now we’re paying the price. But Ronald Reagan never had credibility for his ideas or functional leadership or competence: when people pointed out RR was extremely ill-equipped, he we were told “But people seem to like him!”
    In like manner, the Greek Chorus was predisposed to view George Bush as qualified and competent when he really wasn’t either one.
    Because pols, pundits and think-tankers aren’t predisposed to view Gov. Palin the same way—even though she’s a political animal cut from the same cloth as-Bush-Cheney, Ted Stevens, and Bill Frist. Now they’re getting a taste of just how bad the GOP heroes of the past 8, 18, 28 years have come across to the rest of the country. It’s never been about partisan hatred—just about demanding a real clear, down-to-earth look at our Przntl candidates. Rather than everybody pretending the Emperor-elect has finely-tailord New Clothes to prance about on.
    I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling optimistic. It’s morning in America!
    (See how that works?)

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  72. questions says:

    Best take on Palin — Last night’s SNL Couric/Palin interview skit. They actually used part of one of Palin’s REAL answers in the skit. When you’re a parody of yourself, you’re not ready for prime time!

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  73. via says:

    “She was the antithesis and nemesis of the hirsute, Birkenstock-wearing sisterhood — a refreshing feminist of a different order who personified the modern successful working mother.
    Palin didn’t make a mess cracking the glass ceiling. She simply glided through it.”
    This is shit on so many different levels. It was obvious that Palin was a trainwreck of a mayor, a governor and a mother from the day she was named to the ticket. If Parker is any indication, this nation is in much bigger trouble than I ever imagined.

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  74. Zathras says:

    Had we but known, we could have had this woman talk about world events to detainees picked up in Afghanistan seven years ago, and rolled up bin Laden’s whole organization inside of a month. They’d have told us anything, just to make her stop.

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  75. Um, it's not about Palin! says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9IFrhDRZnE
    This election has nothing to do with Sarah Palin. Watch the video!

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  76. Cole says:

    I don’t believe Palin can bow out – first of all McCain’s judgment is at stake.
    And secondly – if a conservative columnist is calling for – Palin to step down – then that’s to their benefit – and of course they would be hoping to replace Palin with someone who could change the race.
    But then the fallout of letting Palin go – and of McCain’s haste in picking someone who was clearly was not vetted (or she lied when vetted) – will raise serious questions about McCain’s judgment – and leadership style if he were President.
    Its no doubt this is a Bush 2 – trouble is a lot of people voted for Bush – and certainly not because of his intelligence – and with all the trouble the Country is in – they are ready to do the same thing with Palin – someone who has told half truths or lies on everything – who spent two years a mayor/manager of an extremely small town – and then followed that by spending 88 days on the job out of 19 months as governor (billing taxpayers for the 330 days she spent at home) – she was absent so often her staff started to wear ‘Where’s Palin’ buttons.
    What Palin is finding – is what works in a small town or low population areas – may not work on the national stage. Her interviews clearly demonstrate – that there is a limit to charm – after that people really want to hear what you have to say.

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  77. ToddinHB says:

    I saw David Brooks on Charlie Rose last night and he said that he couldn’t get through more than 30 seconds of the Couric interview before he had to turn it off. Between Parker, Brooks, and George Will, I smell the Harriet Miers treatment on the way for dear Sarah.

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  78. rich says:

    Oh! A performance-based evaluation of Gov. Palin, how excellent.
    This train wreck’s been all over the blogosphere for awhile. And though Palin didn’t perform well at all, watching it again tonight I’m convinced this was not nearly the debacle that has so many oh-so-shocked.
    The only reason Palin’s performance rates poorly is that pundits, pols and think-tankers are finally getting a clear view of the Republican method. This time, viewed through a less familiar vessel/VeeP-Nominee!/spokeswoman, they’re unable to lull themselves back into denial, back into believing the Republican MO-message-platform is somehow acceptable or responsible.
    Palin has mastered the Reagan-Bush-Cheney-McCain method of handling the media. She’s got it nailed. Only thing is, coming from her, that same MO has the scales falling from the eyes of the punditocracy faster than the value of a ‘structured asset vehicle’ in free-fall.
    Palin’s got the same message and delivery as any other GOP that’s been force-feeding the electorate this same low-grade shit for 28 years. I kid you not; If you thought Gov. Palin did badly, take a good close look.
    Gov. Palin deploys the same barbed wit as Ronald Reagan, her delivery as aunt-like as Reagan’s was avuncular, both projecting a culturally reassuring if cloying persona that made their series of Big Lies less visible, less tractable. When people objected to Reagan’s inability to grasp basic facts; the media proudly chirped “but people seem to like him!” No doubt Sarah Palin is equally likable to many on the right.
    Again, this isn’t intrinsic to Sarah Palin. She’s following some highly successful models.
    I recall being told Gov. George Bush had foreign policy experience because Texas was big. Texas was on the border with Mexico. “Yo hablo Espanol, mis amigos Mexicanos,” said Mr. Bush, and pundits spasm-ed with pleasure. Gov. Clinton and others cited trade missions to indicate readiness.
    Gov. Palin uses the same folksy deflections as Gov. Bush did, just with a northern accent instead of a southern hick accent. I’ve never underestimated George Bush, so why should I underestimate Sarah Palin just because she’s got a hick northern accent?
    Again, Palin came across poorly—exactly as poorly as George Bush performed in his first national interviews. It’s not her performance. It’s the audience is finally getting an accurate read on the credibility and plausibility of GOP talking points the GOP’s fielded for the past 8, 16, 28 years.
    Sarah Palin’s using the same spin, same deflections, same MO as Dick Cheney. Deflect, deny, lie. Same as unresponsive arrogance as George Bush, same faux reassurance and baseless optimism as Ronald Reagan, same fatal self-contradiction as John McCain. Who’s ever asked McCain if he can name one time he’s backed regulation of Wall Street? OH, Brave Katie!
    Don’t get me wrong. I thought Palin did not do well, and she even came across as a bit stupid.
    But that doesn’t differentiate Palin from a host of Republicans who’ve used the same tactics of stonewalling, evasion, implausible-to-stupid talkingpoints, cheerful warmongering, etc.
    It’s the same message. It’s the same platform. It’s the same tactics.
    Only the messenger has changed.
    D’ya get a sense, now, finally, just how bad, how catastrophically ill-equipped, how unbelievably damaging Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Cheney, McCain and Lindsey Graham have appeared to two-thirds of the American people? At long last?
    It’s never been partisan anger coloring the Democrat’s dislike for George Bush, or for Reagan. This is how they’ve always appeared—just like Sarah Palin looks right now.
    Two notes:
    1. This may explain why Steve thinks John McCain won the debate. John McCain’s prone to stick rigidly, dogmatically to the Party Line (we won the war, war is good; the fundamentals are strong), and McCain’s prone to tell a few Big Lies to aid the cause, and isn’t really averse to trotting out the hokiest schtick, the hoariest tales, the least believable pieces of stale tripe, and pawning it off on whomever doesn’t object.
    This gets a pass, and is actually taken as plausible—because McCain is presumed to be plausible, not because the ideas are compelling or his delivery is credible.
    2. Watch Gov. Palin’s body language when she joined John McCain onstage at the RNC Convention. She’s got the dominant body language.
    I’m not saying Palin’s a great thinker. I’m saying there’s little difference between her MO and the methods used by a string of major GOP figures. But because it’s her—no one’s had time to presume or be told Palin’s plausible—the same schtick is DOA. GOPs leaders stonewalled the public and were less than honest in interviews and totally unresponsive to any real dialog with their colleagues. Same MO, yet no one called them on the ludicrousness, not like they’re conftonting Gov. Palin.

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  79. bks says:

    The rumor is that McCain will replace Palin with Giuliani.
    http://bagnewsnotes.typepad.com/bagnews/2008/09/mccain-sticks-i.html
    –bks

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  80. viktor vaughn says:

    I think Palin WILL pull out of the race for “personal reasons”. And I think it was planned that way all along.
    Steal Obama’s thunder after a historic speech, then bow out, giving McCain total conrol of the spotlight right up until November.
    Watch it happen.

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  81. Ravi J says:

    How could you possibly watch it over and over again. I couldn’t watch it once. Just couldn’t. It’s impossible to watch it without thinking that one day she could be the POTUS.
    One other thing scared me is the flag lapel pin she is wearing. It looks like that of Israel flag though I can’t be sure. And if it indeed is, like the Israeli flag she flies in her office, it would be scariest thing in this world.

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  82. JohnH says:

    Where’s Tahoe Troll when we need him? Still in denial or out getting a prescription for Prozac?
    What’s sad is that Paul Newman won’t be around to play “Gamblin’ Johnny Mac and the Babe.” Johnny Mac could have been Newman’s finest role, and he’s the only one who could have done it justice.

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  83. Lynne says:

    Donald Krueger — you might take the time to watch the complete interview or read the transcript before you say that Couric did not refer to Palin as “Governor.” She did so many times over the course of the interviews.

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  84. PissedOffAmerican says:

    ” Look at the recent find of over 500,000 tons of Yellow Cake in Iraq…”
    You’re a damned liar, Dondero. I DARE you to justify or substantiate your assertion that this yellowcake was “recently found”.
    Come on, man, lets hear it. I love exposing shameless liars.
    Or better yet, just crawl back under your rock.

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  85. PissedOffAmerican says:

    ROFLMAO!!!! Gads, after a hard days work, Dondero’s blathering horseshit was EXACTLY what the doctor ordered to give me a good laugh.
    Heres an example of what you will find if you click on Dondero’s link, that he so graciously provided for our entertainment…..
    Obama blunders in debate: Claims Al Qaeda not in Iraq prior to US invasion
    by Eric Dondero
    The biggest blunder of the night came when Barack Hussein Obama stated that “and Al Qaeda wasn’t in Iraq before the US invasion…” He went on to assert, that the country became a haven for Al Qaeda only after US Troops arrived.
    Not true. The country had been a haven for Al Qaeda Terrorists long before 2003.
    Continues at….
    http://www.libertarianrepublican.blogspot.com/

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  86. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Ya gotta love it.
    McCain sends an army of GOP operatives to Alaska to impede the investigation of the actions of a “libertarian”.
    Eric, if you have any property for sale in your fantasy world, you might wanna sell some to Tahoe.

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  87. chopper says:

    Earmark Sarah a libertarian? Bridge To Nowhere Sarah?
    That literally is laugh-out-loud funny. Ironically, that is, dear boy.
    If Libertarians are claiming Sarah Palin as one of their leading lights, then they are a deeply confused group. One who doesn’t even understand their supposedly core beliefs.
    No wonder they fit in with conservatives so well!

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  88. Laura says:

    I get it! YOu really had me going there for a minute. Good parodies of the wingnut style! I especailly like the bit about calling a fundamentalist who tried to censor liberary books a libertarian! Great irony!

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  89. Em Prokop says:

    Hello,
    I live here in the U.S for 35 years, never vote but I have always interested in politic, my husband has voted for the republican all these years and I pretty much agree with him. We both were conservative with who to picked to be The President. But now, the country is in big trouble as we all know. The bottom line and the fact for me, is that.. we need to choose THE best out of the two candidate, I have made up my mine about this, I diffinitly will vote for Senator Obama, I have been watching him for all these years and I believe in him that he will be able to change,help the country, I think he really care for the country and for the people. He is not perfect, no one is, but I think he will do the best he can for us, he will not know all the answer right now, no one does!. I love this country, this is my 2 nd home, I want to help to make the different this time, I became The U.S citizen 5 months ago, so I can vote for Senator Obama and that is my only reason to became a citizen. I have been talking to all my friends, family, co-worker,etc about this, anyone that care to know why I will vote for senator Obama and I am happy to tell them..
    And with Senator Biden, it is the best choice.
    With his experience, they will work together to make United State strong again.
    Just wanted to share with you, thank you!

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  90. Eric Dondero says:

    Question? What one group does the liberal media despise even more than Conservatives?
    Answer:
    LIBERTARIANS! Libertarians want to limit the size of government far more so than the staid and stodgy go along to get along Conservatives.
    Thus the vitriolic spew and hatred from the liberal media towards one of America’s leading elected libertarian Republicans, Sarah Palin.
    Keep bashing Sarah Palin liberal media. You’re driving us libertarians more and more into the GOP camp every day.

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  91. Donald Krueger says:

    It appears that Couric has learned the silent ‘looking down her nose’ treatment via Gibson’s example. What a sleazy way to do an interview. Do either of these two think they could muster up an 80 percent approval rating? Not likely! They hold on to their jobs by kissing up and following the political melt of their bosses.
    Did anyone notice that Couric never referred to Palin as Governor Palin? When interviewing Biden she referred to him as Senator a dozen times. Whatever happened to unbiased reporting. Both Couric and Gibson are a disgrace to journalizm.
    Captain Donald Krueger

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  92. rocc says:

    if sarah palin were a man we’d be making the same remarks and “her” name would be dan quayle ! another babbling, unqualified, proud to be so staunch a believer against intellectualism and science. unfortunately republicans do not subscribe to the “knowledge is power” theory because lack of knowledge and intellect has apparently gotten them very much power in recent years. i pray that this rape of democracy under this current reign of intellectually bankrupt, ethically challenged idiots ends soon. wake up people, STUPID is NOT the new smart ! uniformed is not better ! rigidity of beliefs is not an asset. secrets are bad. and so is flat out lying. some beauty queens (runner-up?)can be vice presidential candidates, and some vice presidential candidates can be beauty queens but can ALL beauty queens be vice presidential candidates ? NO NO NO.

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  93. Bethie says:

    Margaret,
    Is she the VP candidate or the President of the John McCain fan club. The woman is an embarassment and an insult to very able women like Golda Mier, Margart Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto and Aung San Suu Kyi. This was a stunt and you and I both know it. The really insulting part of this stunt is that Republican’s have much better qualified people as much as I dislike them, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Marily Musgrave. Now we are being forced to see again, well qualified women take a back seat to the ambitions of men. Margaret, if Palin was a man she would never have been selected.

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  94. Gary says:

    To Margaret: You must be kidding, right??? If there are millions of Americans that agree with you, no wonder the world is losing respect for the U.S.
    And if Palin was a man they wouldn’t be treating “him” with kid gloves – the knife would have been out long ago to end this comedy mercifully. This is actually “sexism” in reverse, Palin is treated graciously in order not to embarrass her any more.
    To Sarah: this is not a beauty pageant – in case you don’t know it yet, the rest of the world (outside of the Republican Nation) and world leaders are laughing behind your back.

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  95. yeshe says:

    It’s not sexist; or more appropriately, not even chauvinist. This candidate is ill prepared and simply not up to the very real possibility of being president in the next few years. Get real .. this isn’t about gender though her handlers tried to make it so in the international leaders’ meetings this week.
    Just so you know, I’m a woman.

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  96. Margaret says:

    I saw the interview also. It wasnt that bad, and If Governor Palin were a man, you wouldn’t be making such derogatory remarks. Cut out the sexism boys. Governor Palin is every bit as qualified to be Vice-President as Senator Obama is to be President.

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  97. chopper says:

    Parker “says it all”, perhaps, except for the bit about Biden.
    Obama certainly does not have the same problem with Biden. Biden may speak off the cuff at times. But it’s not from being woefully unprepared, as Palin is. It’s not from being sadly out of his league, as Palin is.
    Parker lets her knee-jerk conservatism taint what was otherwise a decently honest column from a conservative (which is rare).
    And frankly, we don’t need conservatives to tell us what we already know. Conservatism is an epic disaster for our nation. They need to shut up and sit in the corner, take their medecine, and perhaps learn something form their tragic mishaps that have destroyed our nation’s economy, foreign policy portfolio, and standing in the world.

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  98. Bill R. says:

    “Will someone please put Sarah Palin out of her agony? – Fareed Zakaria
    http://www.newsweek.com/id/161204/page/1
    This speaks volumes about the character and judgment of John McCain. Why would he put our country in jeopardy by choosing someone like this to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, when he is not so far himself from the grim reaper, with his recurrent malignant melanoma and having a poor long term prognosis?
    I have a friend in Alaska who has first hand working knowledge of Sarah Palin and was utterly shocked and dismayed when Palin was picked, couldn’t believe it. Sarah Palin has lived most of her life in the Mat-Su Valley, and has little knowledge of the world, and zero knowledge (as evidenced in this interview) of national and international policy issues. Her extremist views aside she is clueless. She has known enough about Alaska issues to get herself elected governor, but she has zero preparation to be in power on the national or international stage.
    John McCain has no regard for his country, and Sarah Palin is evidence.

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