Discussion in 'Politics' started by Truthmatters, Jan 12, 2010.
Sarah Palin campaign was a 'train wreck', insiders say - Times Online
"She doesn't know anything."
Heilemann and Halperin write: "Palin couldn't explain why North Korea and South Korea were separate nations. She didn't know what the Fed [the Federal Reserve] did. Asked who attacked America on 9/11, she suggested several times that it was Saddam Hussein. Asked to identify the enemy that her son would be fighting in Iraq, she drew a blank. Later, on the plane, Palin said to her team: 'I wish I'd paid more attention to this stuff'."
The authors say that, after "cramming furiously", writing newly acquired facts on white index cards that she studied at night, Mrs Palin managed to emerge intact from an interview with Charlie Gibson on ABC News, a "success" that led to the unwise decision to grant Katie Couric of CBS News the right to conduct a multi-part television interview. The move was a public relations disaster for the McCain camp.
"When Couric asked her to name examples of McCain's efforts to regulate the economy, Palin said: 'I'll try to find some and bring them to you'. Asked about the relevance of Russia's closeness to Alaska, she replied: 'As Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the USA, where do they go? It's Alaska'," the authors relate.
The best thing about Palin is that she takes all this flak from the Left and Leftwannabees (McCain Campaign) and she laughs and then fires off a Javelin AT missile at the ObamaCare point tank.
Oh I'm SHOCKED!
Also, how many thread do we really need on the EXACT SAME material?
Someting about popular republicans. Bush had to be tutored as well before they let him loose with the press. Even with Jeff Gannon.
She thought that Sadam did 911 folks.
This is who you will support for president.
She is over 40 years old and thought Sadam did 911.
What is this fasination with stupid people for president that the right has?
So? what's the difference between Palin and Obama, I guess we could say both are stupid, he thinks we have 57 states.
I saw the 60 Minutes story on the book coming out. It was.... illuminating.
Strangely, after hearing that story I was sympathetic to Palin. It was made clear that she was a last minute choice, had almost zero vetting, and barely any prep time. I think anyone thrust onto the stage that late at the game would have looked stupid.
Of course any sympathy I have for her starts to evaporate as you look at the things she's done and said since the campaign ended....
"The index cards were piling up by the hundreds, but Palin wasn't absorbing the material written on them. When her aides tried to quiz her, she would routinely shut down – chin on her chest, arms folded, eyes cast to the floor, speechless and motionless, lost in what those around her described as a kind of catatonic stupor."
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