Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sarah Palin’s first interview a disaster

Sarah Palin’s first interview with the media was with ABC’s Charles Gibson. I must say, props to Gibson and ABC are deserved for not making this a total fluff piece, but Sarah Palin - quite frankly dug and buried her own grave. If you watched the interview, you can see Charlie giving his “WTF” expression quite a few times. Even though I'm sure she crammed for this interview, it is clear Palin simply does not know what she is doing, and should not be ANYWHERE near the White House.

During the interview, when asked about the Bush Doctrine, she has no idea what it is. She thought it was his “world view”.

GIBSON: Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?

PALIN: In what respect, Charlie?

GIBSON: The Bush — well, what do you — what do you interpret it to be?

PALIN: His world view.

GIBSON: No, the Bush doctrine, enunciated September 2002, before the Iraq war. PALIN: I believe that what President Bush has attempted to do is rid this world of Islamic extremism, terrorists who are hell bent on destroying our nation. There have been blunders along the way, though. There have been mistakes made. And with new leadership, and that’s the beauty of American elections, of course, and democracy, is with new leadership comes opportunity to do things better.

GIBSON: The Bush doctrine, as I understand it, is that we have the right of anticipatory self-defense, that we have the right to a preemptive strike against any other country that we think is going to attack us. Do you agree with that?

PALIN: Charlie, if there is legitimate and enough intelligence that tells us that a strike is imminent against American people, we have every right to defend our country. In fact, the president has the obligation, the duty to defend.

While he does not get it totally correct, he’s on the right track, watch it here:

John McCain knows what it is, and supports it entirely.

GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of the state give you?

PALIN: They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.

: What insight does that give you into what they’re doing in Georgia?

PALIN: Well, I’m giving you that perspective of how small our world is.

Seriously, Palin? Seriously? It's so dangerous that a woman who was never out of the country until 2007 (that is when she applied for her first passport and since then has been to Canada once and Germany once) is a heartbeat away from guiding foreign policy......

Read the full interview here. It’s gold.

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