Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What happens in a pizza place...

Forget about the opposed stances on a single ticket. Forget about the reason for McCain's surprising policy of tactful and delicate diplomacy. Those aren't new issues.

But this is a whole new scary:

Couric: Are you sorry you said it governor?

McCain: Wait a minute. Before you say is she sorry she said it: This was a gotcha soundbite that well >>she was in a conversation … no she was in-

Couric: >>It wasn't a gotcha. She was talking to a voter.<<

McCain: -a conversation with a group of people and talking back and forth and I … I … I'll let governor >>Palin speak for herself.<<

Palin: >>Well and in fact<< you're absolutely right on in the context. This was a … a voter … constituents hollering out a question from across an area asking 'What are you gonna do about Pakistan? You better have an answer to Pakistan' I said 'We're gonna do what we have to do to protect the United States of America.'

So it was a gotcha soundbite because it was at a pizza place? Because she was in a conversation? Because a voter dared to ask her a question when she didn't have a teleprompter? Because we can't expect a vice presidential candidate to be able to effectively deal with the horrors of being pressed for an answer? So we shouldn't pay any attention to anything she says when she's asked a question?

In this interview they go through three defenses that cancel each other out:
1) We don't believe in saying these things out loud.
2) She said it because she was tricked by being asked a question.
3) All she said was the truth -- that we'll do what's necessary.

Palin adds:
Never would our administration get out there and show our cards to terrorists in this case to enemy and let them know what the game plan was.

Well of course you don't. Not with such a weak pair.

1 comment:

Casey said...

I hate the way McCain keeps saying "We understand that that's not something you say out loud..."

Which allows this HORRIBLE wiggle room where a president might DO something like invade Pakistan without legal sanction as long as he doesn't "say it out loud."

And that IS what he's implying... frightening.