Friday, October 3, 2008

Stop with all the questions

Sarah Palin is whining about the degree of difficulty of her now "widely panned" interview with Katie Couric.

"The Sarah Palin in those interviews was a little bit annoyed," the Alaska governor told Carl Cameron of Fox News today. "It's like, man, no matter what you say, you are going to get clobbered. If you choose to answer a question, you are going to get clobbered on the answer. If you choose to try to pivot and go to another subject that you believe that Americans want to hear about, you get clobbered for that, too."

"In those Katie Couric interviews," Palin said, "I did feel that there were lot of things that she was missing in terms of an opportunity to ask what a VP candidate stands for, what the values are, represented in our ticket." Those subjects, she explained, included Barack Obama's positions on taxes, spending and Afghanistan.

"So I guess I have to apologize for being a bit annoyed, but that's also an indication of being outside the Washington elite, outside of the media elite also," Palin said. "I just wanted to talk to Americans without the filter and let them know what we stand for."

So, Palin honestly expected Couric to let her roll through her talking points - with the help of notecards at that - with no pushback?

Give me a fucking break. If Palin and the GOP want to disseminate their message without filter to their base, they should pony up and pay for ads like everyone else. Or, like the rest of her Republican bretheren and sisteren, she should continue to make the rounds on FOX News and conservative lackeys like Hugh Hewitt.

As Frank James says, "Governor, you can't be serious." Then again, we already knew that.

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