September 25, 2008
Palin Parries Pressís Probing

Bet youíve been wondering why Sarah Palin has been ducking the press. No, of course you havenít. And you were right, because take a look. The potential president was just permitted to hold the worldís shortest Q & A with her traveling press corps ó her first.

Jesus, this so embarrassing:

CNN: On the topic of never letting this happen again, do you agree with the way the Bush administration has handled the war on terrorism, is there anything you would do differently?

A: I agree with the Bush administration that we take the fight to them. We never again let them come onto our soil and try to destroy not only our democracy, but communities like the community of New York. Never again. So yes, I do agree with taking the fight to the terrorists and stopping them over there.

POLITICO: Do you think our presence in Iraq and Afghan and our continued presence there is inflaming islamic extremists?

A: I think our presence in Iraq and Afghanistan will lead to further security of our nation, again, because the mission is to take the fight over there. Do not let them come over here and attempt again what they accomplished here, and that was some destruction. Terrible destruction on that day. But since September 11, Americans uniting and rebuilding and committing to never letting that happen again.

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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at September 25, 2008 08:17 PM
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What I can't understand is why there seems to be no one in the Republican party raising holy hell about this state of affairs. Scott Horton over at Harper's No Comment has it absolutely right:

"The Bush Administration has a knack for looking for quick fixes for partisan advantage while ignoring the long-term security interests of the country. "

http://harpers.org/archive/2008/09/hbc-90003588


I'd say that's true of the whole Republican party, not just the Bush administration, which could have stopped the Palin pick if enough of them had sense enough to form a very vocal minority.


No one in that party is raising a big stink about the major problems that their party faces except Ron Paul. And as much as I like some of Paul's policies, his extreme libertarianism is the recipe for the catastrophe we now have in our banking and monetary system.

The Democratic party is another animal that I'm not going to tackle here, but if our two political parties can't reform themselves, then the only way this nation can survive is to create a number of parties and follow along in the footsteps of some other successful countries and allow ourselves to have a number of parties rather than just two. The Republican party is the beached whale that is breathing it's last breaths and the Democratic Party seems to be caught in a sandbar and unless high tide comes in soon and they immediately start swimming for deep, clear water, they'll be in the same position.

Posted by: Buck on September 25, 2008 9:10 PM

I cannot decide if Palin is more idiotic than W, or if she is just exhibiting glossolalia.

Posted by: chrisanthemama on September 25, 2008 10:36 PM

Darn you chrisandthemama,
I was going to say that Sarah made George seem smart and you steal my comment and then you hit her with "glossolalia". Brilliant.

Posted by: zeno2vonnegut on September 26, 2008 11:35 AM
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