Thursday, September 11, 2008

So Who Watched Queen Sarah?


If you have watched her interview please chime in. I heard she was awful. She doesn't know what the Bush Doctrine is and she wants to go to war with Russia.

17 comments:

et said...

Rachel Maddow showed some clips, including the "Bush Doctrine" question. I honestly almost expected the answer to begin with "I sincerely believe that U.S. Americans, such as...don't have maps." She did herself no favors whatsoever from what little I have seen.

Sergei Andropov said...

Wow... Does she even know where Washington, D.C., is?

Count Istvan said...

Sure she does. It's north of Oregon.

Jonathan said...

I actually sat through that interview; my right hand over my face, saying to myself, "Oh Jesus...not this shit again!"

It's possible that she could be more clueless than Dubaya....a feat that I once believed to be almost impossible to break.

Sergei Andropov said...

She's like Bush, only without the people skills. I really wish that was a joke.

Count Istvan said...

I would think people shills would be her one good skill. Amazingly she has her fans. maybe more of them than Johnny Gramps has. If the Democrats lose this election I am not sure they will ever win a national election again.

et said...

She really is a triumph of phony style over phony substance.

Count Istvan said...

people shills= People skills. Although I may have had it right the first time. :)

Sergei Andropov said...

Count, if you think that, then you haven't seen the interview.

Here are some excerpts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibPV5XtxqQQ

Bush would have BSed his way through that easily. Sure, he probably would have addressed the interviewer as "Madame Speaker-Person", but that's just his style.

Count Istvan said...

Not saying you're wrong Sergi I am just saying it's something of a surprise. Honestly she's a 6th rate TV reporter.

et said...

Jeebus. I just watched the whole of today's clip on "Nightline." She's a good little parrot, repeating the same stock line on Israel three times in a row as Gibson pushed for clarification. The constant calling him "Charlie" was I'm sure an attempt to try to boost her own credentials - look, I'm on a first name *familiar* basis with this national journalist: I've arrived! - but it wasn't really helpful, just sounded whiny. And the quality of her voice during the pipeline segment...she was really struggling and really tense, clearly feeling in over her head but unable to disguise the awkwardness.

I must agree: if she has people skills, it's only with a friendly audience and a set script. Her discomfort in this less-predictable environment was clear.

To give Gibson his due, I found his questioning tougher and fairer than I expected it to be, at least in the segments that have aired so far. He didn't let non-answers slide and actually followed up or re-stated the question. Look for ABC to join CNN on the McCain blacklist.

Sergei Andropov said...

I felt that they were pretty much softball questions, but it was difficult to tell.

et said...

Maybe not so much softball as they were broad-brush - mainly on generalized views of foreign affairs than specific, immediate issues on the international scene.

et said...

Oh, and you also had to love her answer about whether or not she'd ever met with any foreign heads of state, when she tried to spin it toward trade delegations visiting Alaska. Sorry, Sarah, but meeting with the Deputy Director of the Crumpet Marketing Association of Greater Liverpool isn't exactly the same thing as an audience with Queen Elizabeth II or the P.M.

Vapid, vapid, vapid.

et said...

Wow. From The Atlantic:

"Actually, the first priority is to defend the constitution of the United States. Palin doesn't even know the oath she is supposed to swear. And any serious person who has followed the debates about US foreign policy knows what the Bush doctrine is. But we do not have a serious pick for the vice-presidency in the GOP, do we? We have an absurdity. And a joke."

Ralph said...


THE BUSH DOCTRINE...

.....THE COULTER PLAN.....

.......AMERICA.....YEAH!!!!

HEY, LIBTARDS,

LOVE TO HERE YOU WHINE, WHINE, WHINE....

....WHILE WE WIN, WIN, WIN!!!!

BWAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

wee nelson said...

All I saw was the clips that Sergei put on the Forum - but I agree she looked tentative. She made a heroic effort not to appear intimidated by Charles Gibson's hardball approach, but cracked occasionally. In a lot of places she sounded like someone who'd memorized speaking points.

I'm cutting her more slack than some other people, because like Obama, she's a fresh face; and in choosing her for VP, someone made an inspired public relations move. Maybe she's a real statesman. I don't know.

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