Thursday, September 25, 2008

With running mates like this, who needs enemies?

While John McCain is trying to get time off to prepare for his presidential debate ("Oh damn! Maybe I shouldn't have said I didn't know much about economics!"), Ms. Moose is on the campaign trail, and doing quite the "job" of it. Judge for yourself in this extract from an interview with CBS News:

"Couric: You've said, quote, 'John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business.' Other than supporting stricter regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago, can you give us any more example of his leading the charge for more oversight?

Palin: I think that the example that you just cited, with his warnings two years ago about Fannie and Freddie - that, that's paramount. That's more than a heck of a lot of other senators and representatives did for us.

Couric: But he's been in Congress for 26 years. He's been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.

Palin: He's also known as the maverick though, taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he's been talking about - the need to reform government.

Couric: But can you give me any other concrete examples? Because I know you've said Barack Obama is a lot of talk and no action. Can you give me any other examples in his 26 years of John McCain truly taking a stand on this?

Palin: I can give you examples of things that John McCain has done, that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is what America needs today.

Couric: I'm just going to ask you one more time - not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation.

Palin: I'll try to find you some and I'll bring them to you."

I'll try to find you some and I'll bring them to you? In what form? In a 15-page research paper with footnotes?

And she has been called a powerful campaigner. I guess I just don't get it.


Anonymous said...

Can you say "in over her head?"

Randal Graves said...

Giving a speech to rabid followers hungry for red meat is a wee bit different than being asked questions by a talking hairpiece.

tut-tut said...

I saw most of that interview. It was unbelievable. She just has nothing upstairs, nothing to say beyond bland, as Katie put it, "talking points."