I highly recommend that you set aside 45 minutes to watch this video. Every time I watch something like this I feel like it’s a bit of a one-sided account. So, like anything you get from the internet, take it with a grain of salt.
I finished watching the interview with Charles Gibson and Sarah Palin.
The first thing I noticed was how nervous she seemed. Of course, she should be nervous — the questions were going to be about real foreign policy. Despite the heavy preparation and tutoring she undoubtedly received right up to until the interview, she in no way came across as being able to speak on any issue with authority. The usual circumvention tactics were well in play for any question she hadn’t been briefed.
The impression I got was she’s more suited to be sitting on a PTA for the local high school. Nothing more. Her statements seemed to be merely a regurgitation of McCain’s stances. If a question wasn’t on her memorized list of possible questions, her lack of foreign policy became very apparent. She stumbled badly on the Bush Doctrine question — she simply did not know what it was.
What a joke.
I am curious how many people are going to think Palin nailed this interview.
“If Americans choose McCain, they will be turning their back on the rest of the world, choosing to show us four more years of the Bush-Cheney finger. And I predict a deeply unpleasant shift… For America to make a decision as grave as this one - while the planet boils and with the US fighting two wars - on the trivial basis that a hockey mom is likable and seems down to earth, would be to convey a lack of seriousness, a fleeing from reality, that does indeed suggest a nation in, to quote Weisberg, “historical decline”.”—via the Guardian - Jonathan Freedland
“It’s still incomprehensibly fucked up that McCain isn’t polling in the high single digits.”—via tofucsend’s Reddit comment I agree. I believe it’s a combination of ignorance, the ease at which the media and Republican party can pull the wool over people’s eyes, and racism.