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.