Friday, September 26, 2008

When the movie about this campaign comes out, it's bound to be a comedy. I don't recall ever seeing such a series of unbelievable blustering and blundering. The straight talk express has become the no talk express, but I can't blame them there. Nothing that either candidate says makes sense, so "no talking" is probably the best plan.

Palin's interview with Katie Couric was almost as incoherent as Miss South Carolina's interview for Miss Teen USA, 'member that? When asked why she cited Alaska's proximity to Russia as part of her foreign policy experience, Palin said: "It's funny that a comment like that was kinda made to . . . I don't know, you know . . . characha. . . .reporters -- "

"Mocked?" Couric asked.

"Mocked, yeah I guess that's the word, mocked." Pressed on why her location enhanced her foreign policy experience, Palin replied:

"Well, it certainly does, because our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They’re in the state that I’m the executive of. And they’re in Russia… It’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and uh comes into the airspace of the United States of America uh where do they go? It’s Alaska, it’s just right over the border. It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there, they are right next to, uhm, to our state."

I'm not nearly as worried about the airspace over Alaska as I am about the airspace between the Alaska governor's ears. Her answer regarding McCain's record of voting for stricter regulations was equally mystifying:

COURIC: You've said, quote, "John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business." Other than supporting stricter regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago, can you give us any more example of his leading the charge for more oversight?

PALIN: I think that the example that you just cited, with his warnings two years ago about Fannie and Freddie--that, that's paramount. That's more than a heck of a lot of other senators and representatives did for us.

COURIC: But he's been in Congress for 26 years. He's been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.

PALIN: He's also known as the maverick though. Taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he's been talking about--the need to reform government.

COURIC: I'm just going to ask you one more time, not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation?

PALIN: I'll try to find ya some and I'll bring 'em to ya.

McCain has just announced that he will attend the debate in Oxford tonight. Whoop-de-do! Why does he keep whining about those blasted town hall meetings that he asked for and didn't get? Oh, I forgot. It's supposed to justify every erratic action he's taken and comment he's made. These people are seriously unbalanced.

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