Saturday, September 27, 2008

You Seem to Become Increasingly Adorable





Newsweek's Fareed Zekaria thinks now is the time for Governor Palin to gracefully bow out. Here's why:

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.

Where have we heard such a muddled mess before?

7 comments:

Erin said...

Oh I don't know. Perhaps when obama tried to explain how much universal health care would cost when he was in Bristol VA ;) That was quite the muddled mess ;)

Or how about when Biden suggested that a paraplegic to stand up. Or perhaps when he also suggested that in 1929 President Roosevelt got on television to encourage the nation....

I'm kidding with you honestly, but gaffes aren't just republican in nature. And this woman has been "on" far more than she has been "off" (in my opinion) but to see it in the ABC interview you have to read the unedited transcript since ABC edited the interview so much.

And this is coming from someone who thinks she really sounded awful and stupid in the couric interview.

abebech said...

Oh, gaffes are not at ALL republican in nature :)
But this answer was terrifyingly under-thought. It's a question she should have anticipated, and been prepared for. Then there's the fact that preparation only goes so far. I think you've thought more about the economic crisis than she has. I think I've thought more about the economic crisis than she has . . .

I read the transcript of the Gibson interview, and still don't think she did as well as I could have. In the Couric interview, she fared worse. Katie Couric, in her usual affable style, didn't go after Palin at all. Sara just didn't get the issue at all . . .

Paragraphein said...

Crappy answer to a crappy question, IMO.

BTW: Summary of revised draft proposal available here:

http://calculatedrisk.blogspot.com/

2008/09/pelosi-summary-of-draft-

proposal.html

(Take out the breaks of course.)

Being Me said...

Zekaria is not the only one. Catch conservative Kathleen Parker's opinion from Friday's column in the National Review.

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MDZiMDhjYTU1NmI5Y2MwZjg2MWNiMWMyYTUxZDkwNTE=

Judy said...

Scary.

Of course gaffes run across party lines, but sheesh! My incredibly liberal brother-in-law who lives in Alaska actually likes her as a governor there but thinks she lacks experience to be V.P. and definitely to be "one heartbeat away from President."

SNL really nailed this one too. Funny stuff!

Aimee said...

Not since the last time I heard W. speak. :)

Third Mom said...

I'm thinking keeping her where she is bodes better for a Democratic victory. Plus, at this point I think it would be even MORE irresponsible for the Republican party to swap candidates.

It's all so very bizarre. But Tina Fey ought to get an Emmy out of all of it.