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 . . . .


Amelia said...

On your last point, why would she have accepted the nomination? She had to have known that these kinds of questions would come up. That's kind of part of running for VP...Idk. I don't feel bad for her. She showed her true colors, and that's good for America.

Btw: Found you via Feministe. :)

FEMily! said...

Well, I assume that she accepted the nomination because she doesn't know what a vice president does. But I don't really feel bad for her either.


Well, we know what excuse they'd give. Something along the lines of 'OMG the sexism!' Gotta protect poor Sarah from the evil sexist media and the evil sexist liberals and keep her safe among the Republicans, who have truly seen the light of feminism while simultaneously wearing "Hottest Governor, Coldest State" buttons and listening to Rush Limbaugh talk about what a "babe" Palin is. It all makes perfect sense.

FEMily! said...

The Republicans think that as long as they're paying compliments to Governor Palin, they're being nice and not sexist. But if somebody asks her a question, that's bound to end ugly, so conservatives say the media is sexist. The sexism they spread and the pretend sexism that they point out both diminish the actual accomplishments of women in power. But, hey. They've just discovered sexism like yesterday. We can't expect them to know anything about it.