Gotcha? Palin's encore performance with Couric
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If what Kristol and others are suggesting is true, it would be quite a change from the last couple weeks. She's had a rough outing with the press. What little exposure she's had with the media since being named McCain's co-pilot has been occasionally wince-inducing. Not appearing overly confident, her answers have been a jumble of McCain campaign talking points.
A scrambled Scrabble game
Her quotes come out like a completed Scrabble game. There are plenty words on the board, but few coherent sentences.
Unfair? Make sense of this answer from last week's interview on whether Palin supported the now-failed $700 billion financial sector bailout.
"That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out," she explained. "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 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."
Palin random quotes generator
Now, compare this to a quote you would get from a new website that one of our readers alerted us to: the Palin random quotes generator.
"What I think Americans at the end of the day are going to be able to go back and look at also bipartisan effort those terrorists who would seek to destroy America and our allies"
Or this one:
And as Ronald Reagan believed that that has to be considered also, not as competitive, scary thing, but one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today.
Or even this one:
Senator McCain also showed great appreciation for what America a multi-faceted solution and we've got to keep an eye on Russia.
Sure, this could be a little unfair. After all, she appeared more confident in yesterday's outing with Couric.
As to whether we'll see a confident Palin emerge for Thursday night's debate is another question. It's all going to be rigged anyway, according to another one of our readers.
He was able to remove the tin foil from his head for just long enough to send us this email.
"Sarah Palin is preparing for the Debate alright," writes Jim. "Everything has already been written down for her. To be sure, her handlers plan to answer the questions for her. She will wear a transmitter, possibly an earpiece so as to repeat whatever she is being told.
"To be fair and balanced, the moderator should have a means of jamming all noises," he offered. "For the debate she will purposefully have her hair down to hide any listening device. The moderator and the debate commission should take the necessary steps to prevent any CHEATING."
Good tip. Thanks, Jim.