More On The Palin PagePosted: 10 January 2009
More on the interview of Palin for a conservative documentary.
In a wide-ranging interview posted on the Internet yesterday, John McCain‘s running mate was sharply critical of a series of interviews she had conducted with CBS‘ Couric, saying they had been edited to make her appear misinformed, and at one point sharply noted of the “Evening News” anchor, “Katie, you’re not the center of everyone’s universe.”
She also criticized her own campaign for insisting that she conduct other interviews with Couric, even after it became obvious the first encounter had gone poorly. “It didn’t go well, the first day, and then my question to the McCain campaign [was] why are we going to go back for more? … They said, yeah, we’re going back for more. That was not a wise decision.”
Those interviews, conducted shortly after her nomination, were widely viewed as a fiasco when she stumbled over answers, or seemed uncertain of basic facts. Palin added that “to me, the question was more along the lines of, ‘What do you guys do up there?’” and that she then offered a flip answer. “Of course I read newspapers,” she said in the Web interview.
Palin was also asked about Caroline Kennedy‘s campaign to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as junior senator from New York. “I’ve been interested to see how Caroline Kennedy will be handled. As we watch that, we’ll be able to prove that there’s a class issue here” in the media’s treatment of both Palin and Kennedy’s candidacies.
She talked about the media spreading lies and misinformation….think about that. She said that there was gonna be a class bias in the media with Kennedy…think about that. Sorry all you Palin cheerleaders…she illustrates why the GOP is in such dire straights…they have NO message…NO direction…and a serious lack of grasp on the truth. PLease tell me that she is not the best hope of the GOP.