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Sarah Palin's Interview with Charles Gibson

Palin was a bit nervous and some of her answers were not as polished as say a Clinton's, but it was a good interview.

It was good because Gibson obviously had an agenda and was on the attack from the beginning of the interview, but Palin stood up to him and, this is the most important part, answered his questions.

She didn't dance around tough questions like abortion and embryonic stem research. Pailin looked him in the eye and gave him the answer even though she knows her stance on these issues is not the politically correct response and differes from McCain's.

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Now after you watched that one go back and watch the obama/george S. interview on you tube. Then tell me that the media is handling the republicans with kid gloves. Actually after watching the interviews it looks like its the other way around

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Kind of like McCain on the View. When Michelle Obama went on there, it was all high fives and fist bumps. But with McCain yesterday, they laid into him. Barbara was letting loose the sarcastic remarks every time he tried to answer. Was pretty brutal.....

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Rich Lowrey, writing at The National Review Online the ultra conservative mag.

"The foreign-policy session was a white-knuckle affair. She barely got through it and showed no knowledge more than an inch deep. "

conservative writer David Frum summed it up best yesterday on the National Review Online, comparing Palin to Dubya:

"A president does not need to know everything. In fact, it's certainly impossible for him (or her) to know everything that he might possibly need to know. That's what the White House staff - and beyond them the whole vast apparatus of the US government - is for. Collectively, the US government knows a lot. And all of that knowledge is at the service and disposal of the president. All the president has to do is - is ask.

But that's not as easy as it sounds.

Somebody who knew President Bush well once remarked to me. "You'll notice he never asks questions."

"Why not?" I said.

"Because he doesn't know what it's okay for him not to know." "

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Obama interview:
http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=5000184

How does it feel to break a glass ceiling?
How does it feel to win?
How does your family feel about your “winning” breaking a glass ceiling?
Who will be your VP?
Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP?
Will you accept public finance?
What issues is your campaign about?
Will you visit Iraq?
Will you debate McCain at a town hall?
What did you think of your competitor’s [Clinton] speech?

Palin interview:
http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/09...with-abc-news/

Do you have enough qualifications for the job you’re seeking? Specifically have you visited foreign countries and met foreign leaders?
Aren’t you conceited to be seeking this high level job?
Questions about foreign policy
-territorial integrity of Georgia
-allowing Georgia and Ukraine to be members of NATO
-NATO treaty
-Iranian nuclear threat
-what to do if Israel attacks Iran
-Al Qaeda motivations
-the Bush Doctrine
-attacking terrorists harbored by Pakistan
-Is America fighting a holy war? [misquoted Palin]

It looks to me like charlie wanted to give Obama only cake walk questions, Then again we know they are in the tank for him so maybe they knew he would be stumpted on anything more..

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Rich Lowrey, writing at The National Review Online the ultra conservative mag.

"The foreign-policy session was a white-knuckle affair. She barely got through it and showed no knowledge more than an inch deep. "

conservative writer David Frum summed it up best yesterday on the National Review Online, comparing Palin to Dubya:

"A president does not need to know everything. In fact, it's certainly impossible for him (or her) to know everything that he might possibly need to know. That's what the White House staff - and beyond them the whole vast apparatus of the US government - is for. Collectively, the US government knows a lot. And all of that knowledge is at the service and disposal of the president. All the president has to do is - is ask.

But that's not as easy as it sounds.

Somebody who knew President Bush well once remarked to me. "You'll notice he never asks questions."

"Why not?" I said.

"Because he doesn't know what it's okay for him not to know." "

And, once again, I will say that she is running for VP, not President. Obama is running for President, so he's the one who should have to defend his experience more than she should.....

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Good analysis, Bushbuck.

The Bush Doctrine question in itself is a classic tactic . Ask a nebulous question that hinges on a definition that you don't provide (Bush's national security straegy is multi-faceted, and preemption is just one aspect), but don't provide the definition. Remember when she asked him which aspect he wanted to talk about?

Then, when the respondent answers on one aspect of the definition, pick another and crow, "Ahah! Gotcha! What it means is this..."

I've read Bush's National Security Strategy, his National Security Strategy, and studied both extensively. And yet if you coin a term like "Bush doctrine", I'd do exactly what she did and ask what aspect of Bush's policy you were talking about.

And Bushbuck, you should've also included the way the harpies on The View went after McCain -- asking a presumptive President if you're going to be a slave? Give me a break.

And yet no one asks Obama the tough questions that are on everyone's mind.

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No what you all really have to do is get the transcript for this interview. Did you know they cut out most of her answers?
I will try and find the link and you will be amazed. It is a completly different interview without the cuts.. She was better than great in the real interview..
Yes Charlie and crew cut and pasted as they wished.. Shame on You!

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Any aspect of Bush doctrine would have been ok. Ever hunted deer at night with a spotlight? Same look. Busted. The idea of starting a pre emptive war against someone who you think might not like you was kind of a big thing as I remember it, got my attention at the time. I sure could have answered. I've been on the student council and traveled to a lot more countries, why can't I be VP.

Gibson is known as a soft inteviewer leaning McCain, watch the interview with McCain, softball slow pitch. The problem is all Gibsons peers were watching, it was the interview of his life. On the minus side the McCain camp controlled the show. Since when do you do a substantive interview in someones house? Never, it's not journalism. Also the interview was in 3 parts, if the going was too rough they just had to pull Palin out of it. Gibson had to walk the fine line of asking substantive questions or be known as a suck up. But he couldn't pres too hard or he wouldn't get the other 2 days.

Compare it to Obama's with O'rielly where O'rielly continuously interupts and speaks on top of Obama.

The biggest problem is not the public who watched or the Democrats, but the Republicans, congressman, senators, whoever. It's obvious now that besides being smart and cunning Ms Palin is also not versed in foreign or domestic policy. You can't just learn things in 2 weeks, you have to have had an interest over years. It might not be obviouis to people on a hunting forum but to most thoughtful people it is. Drip drip drip.

She never will get on a real interview program. That was enough and it was supposed to be a walk in the park. Now some Fox thing with a hack, one of those shouters, a debate with Biden that will be considered a success if she doesn't start crying and run off stage, and that's it, scripted teleprompted one liners and talking points forever.

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Any aspect of Bush doctrine would have been ok. Ever hunted deer at night with a spotlight? Same look. Busted. The idea of starting a pre emptive war against someone who you think might not like you was kind of a big thing as I remember it, got my attention at the time. I sure could have answered. I've been on the student council and traveled to a lot more countries, why can't I be VP.

Gibson is known as a soft inteviewer leaning McCain, watch the interview with McCain, softball slow pitch. The problem is all Gibsons peers were watching, it was the interview of his life. On the minus side the McCain camp controlled the show. Since when do you do a substantive interview in someones house? Never, it's not journalism. Also the interview was in 3 parts, if the going was too rough they just had to pull Palin out of it. Gibson had to walk the fine line of asking substantive questions or be known as a suck up. But he couldn't pres too hard or he wouldn't get the other 2 days.

Compare it to Obama's with O'rielly where O'rielly continuously interupts and speaks on top of Obama.

The biggest problem is not the public who watched or the Democrats, but the Republicans, congressman, senators, whoever. It's obvious now that besides being smart and cunning Ms Palin is also not versed in foreign or domestic policy. You can't just learn things in 2 weeks, you have to have had an interest over years. It might not be obviouis to people on a hunting forum but to most thoughtful people it is. Drip drip drip.

She never will get on a real interview program. That was enough and it was supposed to be a walk in the park. Now some Fox thing with a hack, one of those shouters, a debate with Biden that will be considered a success if she doesn't start crying and run off stage, and that's it, scripted teleprompted one liners and talking points forever.

well you are jus plain wrong. You cannot compare this to Orielly. You should compare this to Charlies interview with Obama. You could compare it to Biden, but there is no interview.
2 interviews by Charlie, One got questions that actually had to do with substance, one got presidential questions, That was Sarah who is on the bottom spot of the ticket.
Take a good look at the questions Obama got, remember he is on the top of the ticket. He got sissy girly man questions. Give me a break! Charlie knew what he was doing, remember it was not long ago that Obama when talking about Canada said he was going to go up there and talk to there President..
Its gaffs like that that keep them from asking real questions. They ask him questions that they know he can answer, if not he stutters, and stutters,,
read the post above, thats is plain and simple proof.
Then read all the parts cut out of Palins interview. To say this was the McCain Camps doing is a shame.

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