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WaPo Vindicates Palin: There are 7 Different Bush Doctrines
The Patriot Room ^ | September 13, 2008 | Bill Dupray

Posted on 09/13/2008 7:25:45 AM PDT by Bill Dupray

I guess newsboy Charlie Gibson was the one who didn't do his homework. If, instead of being cute and trying to play gotcha, he had simply asked whether she agreed with the policy of preemptive strikes on America's would-be enemies, he would have been fine. But he was too clever by half. From The Washington Post.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin seemed puzzled Thursday when ABC News anchor Charles Gibson asked her whether she agrees with the "Bush doctrine."

"In what respect, Charlie?" she replied.

Intentionally or not, the Republican vice presidential nominee was on to something. After a brief exchange, Gibson explained that he was referring to the idea -- enshrined in a September 2002 White House strategy document -- that the United States may act militarily to counter a perceived threat emerging in another country. But that is just one version of a purported Bush doctrine advanced over the past eight years.

Peter D. Feaver, who worked on the Bush national security strategy as a staff member on the National Security Council, said he has counted as many as seven distinct Bush doctrines.


(Excerpt) Read more at patriotroom.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2008; abcnews; bushdoctrine; charliegibson; chucklestheclown; elections; mccainpalin; msm; sarahpalin

1 posted on 09/13/2008 7:25:45 AM PDT by Bill Dupray
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To: Bill Dupray

Shouldn’t Charles Gibson issue an apology?


2 posted on 09/13/2008 7:28:02 AM PDT by GOPPachyderm
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To: Bill Dupray

After a few days to reflect, Sarah came off far better than I thought she would. With misquotes, dumb questions, and questionable editing, ABC and Gibson are the ones with egg on their faces. Sarah did very well. No wonder they weren’t worried about her.


3 posted on 09/13/2008 7:28:17 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (I would spend more time on FR but I have to make sure my tires are inflated.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
I watched the first interview twice and thought she handled the Bush Doctrine question well.

I cannot understand the crticism about her re: this question.

4 posted on 09/13/2008 7:37:45 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Bill Dupray

The online version of the Washington Post says the article is on page A 01.


5 posted on 09/13/2008 7:40:48 AM PDT by syriacus (Calling humans "pigs" is second-nature for anti-war radicals, Black Panthers + radical Islamists.)
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To: Bill Dupray

I thought the media would think it a good thing that Palin wasn’t interested in Bush’s policies and doctrines......


6 posted on 09/13/2008 7:41:33 AM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I agree, and the more she talks and does these interviews, the smoother she’ll get.


7 posted on 09/13/2008 7:41:51 AM PDT by Bill Dupray
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To: syriacus

It is. That is where I saw it.


8 posted on 09/13/2008 7:42:27 AM PDT by Bill Dupray
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To: Bill Dupray

If Gibson had any integrity he would offer his resignation. That was journalism malpractice at its worst.

Pray for W, MavPalin and Our Freedom Fighters


9 posted on 09/13/2008 7:43:45 AM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: bray

It was a partisan attack that backfired.


10 posted on 09/13/2008 7:46:21 AM PDT by Bill Dupray
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To: Bill Dupray

The libs are playing this out as a major gaffe on Gov. Palin’s part. BDS/PDS has gotten so bad that even a vacuous and trashy show like “Access Hollywood” went to the extent of hiring a “psychologist and body language” expert to “interpret” Gov. Palin’s body language during this portion of the interview.

It was to laugh. However, the viewers of that show (including my wife) will buy their crapola (EXCEPT my wife).

The Palin Derangement Syndrome is still in the gearing up phase and there are fringe element practitioners who have, yet, to emerge from the woodwork. The libs are trying to make the whole “Bush Doctrine” thing look like Gov. Palin lacked the experience and knowledge of the issues to be McCain’s VP.

What they didn’t count on is the fact that a LOT of America LIKES and ADMIRES Gov. Palin and, as they become educated about murky things like the “Bush Doctrine” most don’t care about the issue. Because of all the attention being paid to this interview, more people realize that it was a “setup” question that more displayed “Charlie” Gibson’s ignorance that Gov. Palin’s.

In fact, IMO, Gov. Palin handled the question exceptionally well given HER knowledge of the topic and Gibson is the one coming off as the ignorant moron.

But, the DBM, desperate to see marxism in our time, will do anything to prop up their “Chosen One” to “lead” this country down the road to H*ll.

Not gonna happen.


11 posted on 09/13/2008 7:47:14 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Have Rush and the other conservative talk show hosts elaborated on the trick editing etc. done by Gibson’s gang that has been so thoroughly discussed here on FR?


12 posted on 09/13/2008 7:47:53 AM PDT by Stayfree (***********************************************If it is left, it can't be right!!)
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To: GOPPachyderm
Shouldn’t Charles Gibson issue an apology?

Caution: Don't hold breath ...

13 posted on 09/13/2008 7:54:45 AM PDT by webschooner (McWhatshisname/Palin 2008 !!)
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To: Bill Dupray
Hey Bill, I especially liked Gibby's attempt at gravitas with head posed high and the staged old glasses on nose routine. What a great look for a Halloween costume!

I know that everytime Sarah verbalized his name, “charlie” before each answer, had to sound like finger nails on a chalk board to Gibby. He definitely was getting pissed and his facial/body gestures during the “Bush Doctrine” were a classic and IMHO should seal his fate as the hack poser that he has become.

I also appreciated Krauthammer’s quick and accurate response to little George's post comments. Did he not see and hear the same interview that I saw and heard?

When, pray tell, will we ever get a chance to interview the interviewers?

Just sayin

14 posted on 09/13/2008 7:58:17 AM PDT by carmelanne (Trump and Bolton please! Go immediately and clear out the UN building.)
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To: Bill Dupray

I think this was huge for her confidence. After that, she can take on any questioning now.


15 posted on 09/13/2008 8:02:40 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Reagan conservatism is back ! .. Thank God for Sarah.)
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To: carmelanne

Charles Gibson is the Dan Rather of the 2008 presidential election.


16 posted on 09/13/2008 8:03:15 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: Loyal Buckeye
I watched the first interview twice and thought she handled the Bush Doctrine question well. I cannot understand the crticism about her re: this question.

Once you realize Gibson was full of crap on the Bush Doctrine, Palin answered the question perfectly.

17 posted on 09/13/2008 8:23:55 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Bill Dupray
It is. That is where I saw [the article]

Thanks for letting me know.

18 posted on 09/13/2008 8:27:21 AM PDT by syriacus (Calling humans "pigs" is second-nature for anti-war radicals, Black Panthers + radical Islamists.)
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To: webschooner

Thanks for the caution - I think efforts would be better marshaled asking Gibson for apology than to get Sarah on Oprah’s show. That petition I would sign!


19 posted on 09/13/2008 8:28:10 AM PDT by GOPPachyderm
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To: Bill Dupray

I’m especially annoyed with the constant hit pieces and attempts to discredit this woman, Sarah Palin. We love Sarah and all that she represents. Why, because whom else in national government have you recently been able to so easily identify yourself with?

Now I ask; just what revelations about Sarah would cause you and I to question our faith in her and denounce her as “just another self serving politician?”

In addition to her obvious abilities we are the beneficiaries of the gift of her personal time, energy and efforts to become our champion. At 44 years of age, she will be a force for good for many years.

Just sayin


20 posted on 09/13/2008 9:03:18 AM PDT by carmelanne (Trump and Bolton please! Go immediately and clear out the UN building.)
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To: Bill Dupray

Gibson came across like D.A. Trotter in “My Cousin Vinny,” when Lisa was on the stand. “I’d like to voir dire this witness as to the extent of her expertise.” The difference is Palin is way too classy to tell Charlie it was a “bulls—t question” the way Lisa told off Trotter about his little quiz.


21 posted on 09/13/2008 9:20:24 AM PDT by Bill813
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To: Bill813

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9ISFh1MBUI


22 posted on 09/13/2008 9:23:12 AM PDT by Bill813
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To: Bill813

Some idiot on ABC described it as “deer in a headlight” reaction to the question. She has the intelligence to ask “in what respect?” and instead of being candid he plays his little teen “gotcha” game. A number of commentators were not impressed so I think he came off as a snotty pompous brat.


23 posted on 09/13/2008 9:31:10 AM PDT by Lent
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To: carmelanne
Everybody focused in advance on how Palin was going to handle this interview, but many of us now are looking to see if the MSM, ignorant of Palin's appeal to regular voters, continues to damage themselves with each passing interview. They are as much on the hotseat as she.
24 posted on 09/13/2008 9:35:16 AM PDT by Bill Dupray
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To: Bill Dupray

Hey Bill, please, I ask you; just what revelations about Sarah would cause you and I to question our faith in her and denounce her as “just another self serving politician?”

Of course it would be easy to rattle off a whole list of obscene possibilities based on just how base a person’s heart has descended, but heck y’all she is golden.

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that their tremendous attempts to discredit Sarah has become a source of family entertainment that even my small one has developed the ability to discern honest questions.

I can only hope that Bill O’reilly is the next Sarah interviewer ; a 6 star youtube comedy.

I can’t resist: Bill just wants to be loved!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tJjNVVwRCY

Just sayin


25 posted on 09/13/2008 10:17:08 AM PDT by carmelanne (Trump and Bolton please! Go immediately and clear out the UN building.)
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To: Bill Dupray

One final thought on this before I let it go. It occurred to me yesterday, as I sat on my mower yesterday going in circles, that Gov. Palin “played” Charles Gibson and beat him at his own game. Notice that she kept referring to him as “Charlie”. Pretty much no one calls him “Charlie” and he introduces himself publicly as “Charles”.

People introduce themselves with the name they like others to call them by. President Kennedy’s given name was “John”, but he often went by “Jack”. Using a more casual reference for someone, like “Charlie” or “Jack”, suggests a closer, more intimate relationship exists between those individuals.

But, Charles is part of the “holier-than-thou”, better-than-you, elist media. He is NOT Gov. Palin’s friend and he made it clear that he was out to ask her questions intended to prove she is not ready to lead. Contrast that with the kid glove treatment he gave the Obamessiah. But, I digress.

By repeatedly addressing him as “Charlie”, Gov. Palin played Gibson like a violin and gave the impression that, off camera, they had a warm, friendly relationship. That’s NOT the kind of relationship Gibson wanted his fellow travelers in the elist media to think he had with the governor. His reaction to her implying a friendly relationship shows up in his condescending attitude towards her and in his sharp response “Exact words” when he quoted something that she (and later research verified) didn’t believe that she said. IOW, he took some edited words out of context and claimed that those were her “exact words”.

Nonetheless, she replied exceptionally well and hit another one out of the park. It was Gibson who, in the end, let Gov. Palin rattle HIM, versus the other way around as the eltist media is trying to portray. Gibson came in with HIS script and plan of how he was going to take Gov. Palin down, but she didn’t follow the script and, the more Gibson saw that she was besting him, the more rattled he got.

In the psychological battle we saw in that interview, Gibson lost . . . . . . . . . BIG time!!


26 posted on 09/14/2008 7:35:59 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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