Saturday, September 13, 2008
Palin Out of Water
The much awaited interview by ABC's Charles Gibson of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was decidedly underwhelming. If there was any serious question about her readiness for the position, Gov. Palin erased all doubt. Her responses to Gibson's questions, particularly the segment on foreign policy and national security, demonstrated that she is clearly out of her element. Little wonder then, why the McCain campaign kept under wraps before finally granting the Gibson interview. Without a doubt, Palin has established her proficiency in two areas: (1) the ability to deliver a speech crafted by someone else; and (2) the ability to regurgitate talking points written by others in anticipation of certain questions.