Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thinking it over:

Fareed Zakaria writes about Palin and concludes that she is "utterly" unqualified to be Vide-President. He points to this exchange, which is truly remarkable:
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.
If you read Palin's reply, and study it closely, it is clear that there is no underlying concept. It's just Talking Point A, Talking Point B, Talking Point C, ...

The talk about "health care reform" is related to the bailout bill in ... in what way?

It's incomprehensible.


I expect her to go into full blown "South Carolina Beauty Pageant Contestant" mode when she debates Biden.

By Anonymous e. nonee moose, at 9/29/2008 5:48 AM  

I didn't see this interview, but I saw the SNL skit based on this interview, and when Tina Fey as Sara Palin gave this answer, I thought it was just a silly joke. I didn't realize that's what she actually said. How scary.

By Blogger dwhite10701, at 9/29/2008 6:46 AM  

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