Sarah Palin on CBS (with Chaperone)

Tonight’s CBS News interview is quite sad really. Sarah Palin brought a chaperone to the interview with Katie Couric. John McCain tried to clean up Palin’s recent Pakistan remarks by jumping in and speaking on her behalf, before letting her speak. I am not sure if McCain realizes how this kind of joint interview, where he answers on her behalf, undermines the image of readiness that they are trying now to project.

When finally allowed to answer what she meant by her Pakistan remarks over the weekend, she said this:

Well, as Sen. McCain is suggesting here, also, never would our administration get out there and show our cards to terrorists, in this case, to enemies and let them know what the game plan was, not when that could ultimately adversely affect a plan to keep America secure.

I thought the problem that McCain had about announcing that we might strike Pakistan is that he did not want to threaten an ally overtly. Palin seems to believe the issue is that we do not want to tip off the terrorists. Isn’t it already McCain’s doctrine that he will follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell? What "game plan" is she talking about? Do the terrorists not know that the United States wants to go after them?

Just when I think this farce has reached maximum absurdity, Palin takes it to another level.

Here’s the transcript on the CBS News website.

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2 Responses to Sarah Palin on CBS (with Chaperone)

  1. zm says:

    Reminds me of the Chiffons song:

    “My boyfriend’s back,
    He’s gonna save my reputation
    Hey-la, hey-la, my boyfriend’s back
    If I were you, I’d take a permanent vacation
    Hey-la, hey-la, my boyfriend’s back”

  2. God Help us! The thought of Palin becoming VP with the possibility of her becoming the Pres.scares me beyond words. My sense is when McCain chose Palin to be his running mate shows me that his critical thinking no longer exsits.
    The US is messed up enough, no thanks to Bush.
    Having McCain and Palin as our leaders will be the
    a total disaster!

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