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Old 09-29-2008, 02:32 PM   #501
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I completely agree that it brings his judgment into serious question.

I was just saying, that at the very least, people ought to consider the very real possibility that she could have to step into the role of president, and ask themselves if they're comfortable with that. Increasingly, people on both sides of the political spectrum are answering "no" to that question.
Oh, I know where you stand, just wanted to point that out. And even though some might say its ageist or morbid to talk about McCain dying, to me its being realistic.
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You could argue though, that McCain's judgement in picking Palin makes you think twice about his capabilities to make sound decisions. Country first or McCain first?
Yeah, that is what I was getting at.
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Oh, I know where you stand, just wanted to point that out. And even though some might say its ageist or morbid to talk about McCain dying, to me its being realistic.
Exactly.
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This morning I caught a few minutes of The View, and Barbara Walters had them show a clip of Palin's interview with Couric, and then showed a clip of Fey's version.
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this is what many of us have been saying from the beginning.

the Palin pick isn't about Palin, it's about McCain.

lots and lots and lots and lots of people aren't prepared to be the VP. many people who hold office -- thusly having oodles of vaunted "executive experience" evidence -- aren't prepared to be VP.

so why on earth did McCain pick someone who was manifestly unprepared?

if for no other reason than he thinks women vote with their vaginas and christians vote for anyone who believes that Jesus rode dinosaurs.
Now, I'm a woman and a Christian who supports Obama and Biden along with gay marriage and a woman's right to choose. What does that make me in the eyes of John McCain?
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Today, the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz reported on potentially embarrassing clips of Sarah Palin being interviewed by Katie Couric that haven't yet been aired. The Politico has more information on one in particular:

Of concern to McCain's campaign, however, is a remaining and still-undisclosed clip from Palin's interview with Couric last week that has the political world buzzing.

The Palin aide, after first noting how "infuriating" it was for CBS to purportedly leak word about the gaffe, revealed that it came in response to a question about Supreme Court decisions.

After noting Roe vs. Wade, Palin was apparently unable to discuss any major court cases.

There was no verbal fumbling with this particular question as there was with some others, the aide said, but rather silence.
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Awesome.
She will learn on the job.

This on-the-job learning won't just be foreign policy nuts and bolts, it will also involve 11th Grade American History.

I think Sarah Palin is a science experiment: someone is testing how strong the mantle of Ronald Reagan's legacy is by choosing the most ignorant and unqualified candidate possible.
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In fairness to Palin I had a wrong view about her: She did not, actually, charge rape victims when mayor of Wasilla.

So she has that going for her.
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Supposedly Governor Palin has a 1 in 5 actuarial chance of becoming President


"Sarah Palin has been meeting with world leaders here in New York. It went well until she asked, 'When do I get to meet Queen Latifah?'" ~ David Letterman
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Awesome.


i guess she is "just like me" if you were an abortion-obsessed voter since that's apparently the only SCOTUS case that's ever happened.

it's shocking that any college educated American can't at the least name Brown vs. Board of Ed.

now, i eagerly anticipate the comments saying that the urban elites could probably only name Lawrence v. Texas off the top of their pointy heads.
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their pointy heads.


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it's shocking that any college educated American can't at the least name Brown vs. Board of Ed.
Bush v. Gore!!
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it's shocking that any college educated American can't at the least name Brown vs. Board of Ed.
That's exactly what popped into my head. I learned the in's and outs of Brown v. Board in 10th grade. In my 11th grade Government class we did a whole unit on Supreme Court cases. We learned and re-enacted 3 of them. I learned this in 11th grade, there's no excuse for that kind of ignorance from a potential VP.
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this is shocking, but utterly unsurprising:


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Palin, McCain cry "gotcha journalism" with Couric

CBS anchorwoman Katie Couric did a joint interview Monday in Ohio with Republican candidates John McCain and Sarah Palin, and McCain came out denouncing "gotcha journalism" as he defended his running mate in the portion that aired on the CBS Evening News.

With McCain and Palin sitting side by side, the first flareup came when Couric asked Palin about a statement the candidate made over the weekend that the U.S. should launch attacks from Afghanistan into Pakistan to "stop the terrorists from coming any further in."

In that comment, Palin seemed to voicing the same position McCain had attacked his opponent, Barack Obama, for stating in their debate on Friday.

"So, Gov. Palin are you two (she and McCain) on the same page?" Couric asked.

"...We will do what we have to do to secure the United Sates and her allies," Palin said.

"Is that something you shouldn't say out loud, Sen. McCain?" Couric asked.

"Of course not," McCain snapped. "But look, I understand this day and age gotcha journalism... Grab a phrase. Gov. Palin and I agree that you don't announce that you're going to attack another country."

"Are you sorry you said it?" Couric asked returning to Palin.

"Wait a minute," McCain said interrupting. "Before you say is she sorry she said it, this was a gotcha sound bite that...

"It wasn't a gotcha," Couric insisted. "She was talking to a voter."

"No," McCain insisted back, "she was in a conversation with a group of people talking back and forth, and I'll let Gov. Palin speak for herself."

When Couric asked Palin what she learned "from that experience," the candidate replied, "That this is all about gotcha journalism...."


Couric was again focused and forceful in her questioning:"Gov. Palin, since our last interview, you have gotten a lot of flak. Some Republicans have said you are not prepared, you're not ready for prime time... And I'm curious to hear your reaction."

"Well, not only am I ready but willing and able to serve as vice president with Sen. McCain if Americans so bless us and privilege us with the opportunity of serving them -- ready with my executive experience as a city mayor and manager, as a governor, as a commissioner, a regulator of oil and gas,

And again, McCain stepped in to defend his running mate.

"This is not the first time I've seen a governor being questioned by some quote expert," he said making qotation marks with his fingers. "I remember that Ronald Reagan was a cowboy. Prseident Clinton was a governor of a very small state that had no experience either. I remember how easy it was going to be for Bush I to defeat him. I still recall, whoops, that one. But the point is that I've seen underestimation before. I'm very proud of the excitement that Gov. Palin has ignited with this party around this country."

Here is one last bit of good work yesterday from Couric, who seems to be at the center of every big story these days. Last night, in an interview with Republican Congressman John Boehner on the failure of the bailout bill, she asked the question everyone in American wanted to ask of many members of the House: "Congressman Boehner, ...what in the world are you people doing?"

In a related matter, The Nielsen Company released final ratings for Friday's debate beween McCain and Obama. The audience of 52.4 million was a big one, but it was smaller than the 62.5 million viewers that tuned in for one of the 2004 debates. Analysts expect Thursday's vice presidential showdown between Palin and Sen. Joe Biden will be larger than either of those audiences.
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It's always a brilliant strategy to blame the voters for your own ignorance. Boy, everybody is sure going to start running to the McCain/Palin ticket now!
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Yeah, the buzz wore off before the Wall Street meltdown.
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They just had that voter on CNN and he said that he happened to be having dinner at that pub with his family when she came in, he had no idea she'd be there and he tossed out a question like many others had. He seemed extremely offended at the suggestion he was a journalist of any sort much less a gotcha journalist.

But go ahead McCain, blame the voters for wanting to ask questions. Winning strategy.
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Winning strategy.
Or is it a tactic? Perhaps McCain could explain the difference to us minions.
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