Sunday, September 14, 2008
Important Question, Charlie Gibson!
What a week for me to neglect my blogging duties. But now I'm here, and I got a shiny new computer too. Yippy!
Anyway, I'm sure by now everyone has heard about Governor Palin's crash and burn interview with Charles Gibson the other night. And we've all heard how she botched this important question.
Gibson: Do you agree with the Bush Doctrine?
Palin: In what respect, Charlie?
You know, the Bush Doctrine. I think it's half a toasted everything bagel topped with 2 fried eggs and 3 strips of bacon with a side of home fries. But does he take it with Hollandaise sauce?
Granted, I didn't know that the concept of willy-nilly preemptive strike of countries that might not be a threat to the United States was called the Bush Doctrine. But I'm not running for Vice President, and I don't pretend that foreign policy is my strong suit. I don't think not knowing about the Bush Doctrine means you're dumb. Voting for Sarah Palin because she makes you think anybody can be president -- that makes you dumb.
In all seriousness, I think any more interviews like this (you know, ones where she answers important questions), people aren't going to be all gooey over her. Maybe it's the fact that she wants to dictate what goes in and comes out of my vagina getting in the way, but I did not find her at all charming during that interview. She seemed sort of peeved, much less confident than she was when she was dragging community organizers through the mud.
In a way, I feel kind of sorry for her. I mean, she has to be vetted by the mainstream media because she wasn't by her running mate, and she has to cram 8 years worth of talking points into her brain. Talk about pressure. Part of me is afraid that the McCain campaign is going to lock her in the storage compartment of the Straight Talk Express until the debates to protect her from future failures. I wonder what excuses they'd give for her absence . . . .