You are correct that Palin was “off message and irresponsible,” Phil, but after all she was being asked to defend John McCain’s record.
Besides, Couric was clearly asking one of those when-did-you-stop-beating-your-wife questions. Couric began by attempting to eliminate McCain’s calls for increased oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from consideration as evidence of his reformist zeal.
Palin rightly replied that, in doing that much, McCain had done “more than a heck of a lot” of others in Washington. Yet Couric then says McCain “has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.” She returns again and again, pushing for “concrete examples” of McCain “pushing for more regulation.”
Well, I can’t think of any examples, and for all I know there aren’t any. But I fail to see how Couric’s winning at “stump the band” demonstrates that Palin is less ready for the presidency than Joe Biden or Barack Obama — or John McCain, for that matter. Palin did at least as well with Couric as McCain did on “The View.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?