Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sarah Palin Can Not Tell Katie Couric What Newspapers She Reads. Be Afraid.

She could not name ONE newspaper that she reads. That tells you she does not read. Period. There's no spinning that. I read the NYT in print, it's our local paper where I live. I read the AP, Yahoo and CT feeds on my computer. I read Southern Living Magazine (shocked?) I read Highlights with my kids. When you hem and haw and avoid the answer it's because you DO NOT HAVE AN ANSWER.

Think Palin is just nervous? Bullcrap. Go watch me and my family on ABC last spring. You want to talk nervous? Try going onto a live taping with three kids with autism. But I answer every question with authority, because I am confident in my knowledge of autism and I knew the answers. There was nothing Cameron (forgot his last name or is that his first name?) could have asked me about autism that would have stumped me. Palin has yet to answer any question with authority. She reads a teleprompter well - and that's certainly an aquired skill. But meeting with world leaders does not come with a teleprompter. Nor does that 3am phone call.

Watch the video - I pulled it from http://www.dailykos.com/ .

COURIC: And when it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this — to stay informed and to understand the world?

PALIN: I’ve read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media —

COURIC: But what ones specifically? I’m curious.

PALIN: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years.

COURIC: Can you name any of them?

PALIN: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news.

Kind of reminds you of another gal who wore a pageant banner, doesn't it?


Niksmom said...

Sheesh! Defensive much there, Sarah?? I think Katie was actually trying to give her an opportunity to SHOW viewers that she's erudite (ooh, hope that's not too big a word for folksy Sarah!) and informed. I am actually embarassed FOR her!

Kim Stagliano said...

Katie has done everything but bend over and grab her ankles trying to give Gov. Palin the benefit of the doubt and easy questions. You could ask my Gianna was newspaper she reads and she'd tell you, The New York Times. And when we lived in Mass she'd say, The Boston Globe. And in Ohio The Plain Dealer. If the Gov. can't even rattle off the Anchorage paper or the Wasilla Whatever what on earth does that say about her? Whatever it is, it's not encouraging.


Kim Stagliano said...

Watching her now is like watching a spelling bee- where Biden gets, "Spell Constantinople" and nails it and she gets, "Spell Cat."

Aimless Writer said...

Does this woman know what the word "specifically" means? This is the second time Katie's used that word in a question and Sarah goes off on a tangent.
Katie has a lot of patience. I would not have been that nice. lol

Aimless Writer said...

Does this woman know what the word "specifically" means? This is the second time Katie's used that word in a question and Sarah goes off on a tangent.
Katie has a lot of patience. I would not have been that nice. lol

Diane said...

Oy vey.

Anonymous said...

This girl actually makes more sense than Palin!

Anonymous said...

Palin is probably too busy reading hunting, skinning and gutting manuals and has no time for anything else. I mean after all, what more does our VP need to know?

Every time Sarah opens her mouth (without a written script in front of her) she becomes more and more of an embarrassment.
Yesterday I saw that she and McCain were blaming that Temple University grad student, who shouted out a question to her when she was in Philadelphia (which she gave a pathetic answer to), as "gottcha journalism." "Gottcha journalism???" The student was interviewed yesterday on CNN and he laughed. He said, I'm not a journalist, just a voter. I just happened to be there and ask her a question. It was not a set up.

This Palin's stupdity is beyond a joke--how long can the MCain camp blame everyone else for her complete and utter lack of intelligence?

Anonymous said...

And it continues with Palin.....

October 1, 2008
Palin has difficulty naming court case she disagrees with
Posted: 09:48 PM ET

From CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Couric interviewed Palin last week.
(CNN) — Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin had difficulty naming a specific Supreme Court case she disagreed with besides Roe v. Wade in a long-awaited clip CBS News aired Wednesday night.

The comments, first reported by Politico, came in an interview with CBS News anchor Katie Couric taped last week.

"Well, let's see. There's –of course –in the great history of American rulings there have been rulings, that's never going to be absolute consensus by every American," Palin said. "And there are–those issues, again, like Roe v Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know–going through the history of America, there would be others but–"

"Can you think of any?" Couric interjected.

"Well, I could think of–of any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level, maybe I would take issue with," Palin responded. "But you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a vice president, if I'm so privileged to serve, wouldn't be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today."

Palin's comments came in the same interview during which she gave a widely-panned answer on the economic bailout bill and had trouble describing John McCain's record on regulation of the financial industry.

The interview later became the subject of Saturday Night Live's opening sketch last weekend.

Cafferty Blog: Are Palin’s interviews with Couric helping her?

When Couric posed the same question to Joe Biden, the Democratic VP candidate and longtime member of the Senate Judiciary Committee said he disagreed with a ruling that invalidated a portion of the Violence Against Women Act.

"You know, I’m the guy who wrote the Violence Against Women act. And I said that every woman in America if they are beaten and abused by a man should be able to take that person to court. Meaning you should be able to go to federal court and sue in federal court the man who abused you if you can prove that abuse," Biden said. "But they said no that a woman, there’s no federal jurisdiction and I held, they acknowledged, I held about 1,000 hours of hearings proving that there’s an effect in interstate commerce."

"Women who are abused and beaten and beaten are women who are not able to be in the work force. And the Supreme Court said there is an impact on commerce but this is federalizing a private crime and we’re not going to allow it. I think the Supreme Court was wrong about that decision," he continued.

Amy said...

After speaking with Stalingo yesterday, I thought I'd take a minute to watch this clip. I don't watch the evening news. And when I do, I really don't watch Couric.

No, this is not Palin's finest moment...but none of these idiots are perfect.


Even I know who was president during the Great Depression. Get this man a copy of "Annie". "We'd like to thank you Herbert Hoover, for really showin' us the way"

I just spent the last 15 minutes watching embarrassing tape of Biden. And Obama for that matter. And I'm sure I could find equal billing for McCain, Clinton, Bush (duh), Gore, Reagan...the list goes on.

I'm not saying Palin is great, I'm not even saying I like her. But her lack of response to Couric doesn't make me feel any better about Obama/Biden. Or any better or worse about McCain/Palin.

I DO think we should look at our Congress and House seats a little closer and give them the same scrutiny we've given the Pres and VP candidates.

Kim Stagliano said...

Amy, I know we differ politically. And I don't think there's anything that could pull you toward Obama. Not even Palin's obvious ignorance of the most basic topics needed to be President. It's one thing to make an error and look like a fool. Smart people do that all the time. It's another to make nothing but errors and be ill prepared for the job. We're a democracy, and we all get to vote. However we want. Thank goodness. Of course people will vote for McCain Palin. A good portion of the nation I should think. I just hope it's not enough to allow her into office. Glad you commented.

Amy said...

Yeah, we differ politically, but I still think you are pretty cool. :)

Kim Stagliano said...

So every four years we'll disagree for a month. And then we'll still eat good food in NYC. Deal? :)

Anonymous said...

She's annoyed because she knew what was coming next. If she said she read the NY Times Couric would ask about some minute detail in a story about global warming that ran on May 19, 2006. If she couldn't answer Couric would say, "But you said you read the NY Times."
Every question is a trap and Palin knows that and she's fed up.
I'm amazed at the animosity women are showing to Sarah Palin. They're calling her a bitch and brainless and shallow. It's like a junior high school cat fight. If Palin were far or ugly she'd garner a lot more support from women and that scares me.
She's running for vice president. It's unlikely she will have to step in and run the country. Look at some of the vice presidents we've had recently. With the exception of Al Gore she is a vast improvement over any of them.
Obama says he wants "change" but he can't be specific. He chooses a longtime Washington insider as his running mate. That shows he's all talk.
Obama has never run a state or even a small town. I read his books and I saw what his closest advisor Jerry Wright thinks of people who are not of his race. I'm not impressed at all.

Anonymous said...

I have never heard Palin be called a "bitch, brainless and shallow" but that's very good description of her now that you've mentioned it Anon. Thanks!

Republicans Suck said...

Sarah Palin sucks.....she's an idiot!