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Charlie Gibson's Gaffe (Bush Doctrine)
Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer

Posted on 09/12/2008 3:42:36 PM PDT by red flanker

"At times visibly nervous . . . Ms. Palin most visibly stumbled when she was asked by Mr. Gibson if she agreed with the Bush doctrine. Ms. Palin did not seem to know what he was talking about. Mr. Gibson, sounding like an impatient teacher, informed her that it meant the right of 'anticipatory self-defense.' "

-- New York Times, Sept. 12

Informed her? Rubbish.

The New York Times got it wrong. And Charlie Gibson got it wrong.

There is no single meaning of the Bush Doctrine. In fact, there have been four distinct meanings, each one succeeding another over the eight years of this administration -- and the one Charlie Gibson cited is not the one in common usage today. It is utterly different.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abcnews; bushdoctrine; chucklestheclown; gaffe; gibson; krauthammer; mccainpalin; palin

The mass media would melt under their own microscope...

1 posted on 09/12/2008 3:42:36 PM PDT by red flanker
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To: red flanker

gibson is a lying rat


2 posted on 09/12/2008 3:44:29 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Sarah-cuda has the Left quivering in their boots.)
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To: red flanker

I thought the Bush Doctrine had something to do with Larry Flynt.


3 posted on 09/12/2008 3:44:57 PM PDT by library user
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To: library user

Clinton had his own bush doctrine.


4 posted on 09/12/2008 3:46:10 PM PDT by listenhillary (Palin accomplished more in the PTA than Obama did as a community organizer)
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To: library user
I thought the Bush Doctrine had something to do with Larry Flynt.

Or Lindsey Lohan.

5 posted on 09/12/2008 3:46:40 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Eras will now be referred to as: BS: Before Sarah and AS: After Sarah)
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To: listenhillary
Clinton had his own bush doctrine.

Does it have anything to do with a cigar?

6 posted on 09/12/2008 3:47:50 PM PDT by dfwgator ( Go OSU, beat USC!)
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To: red flanker; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp

Charlie tried to do some Bush Doctorin’.


7 posted on 09/12/2008 3:48:20 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: red flanker

Stand up, Chuck!

8 posted on 09/12/2008 3:50:18 PM PDT by maggief (Read my lip-stick!)
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To: maggief

LOL!


9 posted on 09/12/2008 3:53:02 PM PDT by Dog (We have entered into the realm of 9/10 all over again...Lord help us.)
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To: red flanker

Good luck selling the idea that McCain/Palin are 4 more years of Bush policies while pointing out that Palin “didn’t seem to know” what the Bush Doctrine was.


10 posted on 09/12/2008 3:53:34 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: maggief

LOL!


11 posted on 09/12/2008 3:53:34 PM PDT by Fawn (Who are these idiots who would vote for 'Obama Bin Biden' ????)
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To: library user

12 posted on 09/12/2008 3:53:40 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: library user

No, you’re thinking of James Bond: “As long as the cuffs match the collar.”


13 posted on 09/12/2008 3:56:28 PM PDT by afortiori
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To: Dog; Fawn

Saving that one for the Palin/Biden debates.

:)


14 posted on 09/12/2008 3:56:53 PM PDT by maggief (Read my lip-stick!)
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To: red flanker
The Bush Doctine - "You're either with us or you're with the terrorists!"

(unless you happen to be Saudi Arabia or Pakistan)

15 posted on 09/12/2008 3:59:40 PM PDT by airborne (Rudy is right! They would never treat a man like this!! DON'T MESS WITH A HOCKEY MOM!)
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To: maggief

LMAO!

I don’t care who you are, THAT’S FUNNY!!


16 posted on 09/12/2008 4:00:39 PM PDT by airborne (Rudy is right! They would never treat a man like this!! DON'T MESS WITH A HOCKEY MOM!)
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To: maggief

see tag line


17 posted on 09/12/2008 4:01:02 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: red flanker
Somebody inform Charlie Gibson that the ticket is not Bush/Palin!
18 posted on 09/12/2008 4:01:37 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Stand up and pray up!)
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To: red flanker

Gibson was disrespectful, snide, arrogant, condescending, rude, confrontational. It is rather shocking to see that much animosity from a self-proclaimed ‘objective’ journalist/newman. And that is all they got and as we can see the media term means numerous things. Palin has them flustered.


19 posted on 09/12/2008 4:01:39 PM PDT by bushfamfan (Palin is America's Thatcher, Obama is America's Chamberlain)
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To: red flanker
Ms.[sic] Palin most visibly stumbled when she was asked by Mr. Gibson if she agreed with the Bush doctrine. Ms.[sic] Palin did not seem to know what he was talking about.

Not correct. Mrs Paling asked "What do you mean Charlie", asking for clarification smelling a set up.

20 posted on 09/12/2008 4:01:39 PM PDT by realdifferent1 (Mrs. Palin: Let's not build our own 'Messiah'.)
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To: maggief

That’s so funny...


21 posted on 09/12/2008 4:05:38 PM PDT by Fawn (Who are these idiots who would vote for 'Obama Bin Biden' ????)
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To: red flanker

Stand up, Chuck!

22 posted on 09/12/2008 4:21:41 PM PDT by maggief (Read my lip-stick!)
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To: red flanker

Bush Doctrine for Dummies (including ABC and Charlie Gibson):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_Doctrine


23 posted on 09/12/2008 4:32:50 PM PDT by quesney
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To: bicyclerepair

Gibson’s smug condescension will bring millions of votes to McCain & Palin.

You would have to be an idiot not to take umbrage with his interview.


24 posted on 09/12/2008 4:35:25 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG....)
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To: red flanker

I’d like to see Charles set down in a “gotcha interview” with Krauthammer.


25 posted on 09/12/2008 4:36:56 PM PDT by KansasGirl (READ MY LIPSTICK!!!)
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To: red flanker
Alaska Attorney, Branchflower, investigating Palin, Compromised
26 posted on 09/12/2008 4:39:06 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: red flanker
"while he looked down his nose and over his glasses with weary disdain, sighing and "sounding like an impatient teacher," as the Times noted. In doing so, he captured perfectly the establishment snobbery and intellectual condescension that has characterized the chattering classes' reaction to the mother of five who presumes to play on their stage. "

Cut to the bone!!!
27 posted on 09/12/2008 4:41:42 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: red flanker
Actually, the so-called "Bush Doctrine" was laid out as "defending the United States, the American people, and our interests at home and abroad by identifying and destroying the threat before it reaches our borders."

GIBSON: Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?

PALIN: In what respect, Charlie?

GIBSON: The Bush -- well, what do you -- what do you interpret it to be?

PALIN: His world view. GIBSON: No, the Bush doctrine, enunciated September 2002, before the Iraq war.

PALIN: I believe that what President Bush has attempted to do is rid this world of Islamic extremism, terrorists who are hell bent on destroying our nation. There have been blunders along the way, though. There have been mistakes made. And with new leadership, and that's the beauty of American elections, of course, and democracy, is with new leadership comes opportunity to do things better.

GIBSON: The Bush doctrine, as I understand it, is that we have the right of anticipatory self-defense, that we have the right to a preemptive strike against any other country that we think is going to attack us. Do you agree with that?

PALIN: Charlie, if there is legitimate and enough intelligence that tells us that a strike is imminent against American people, we have every right to defend our country. In fact, the president has the obligation, the duty to defend.

September 21, 2001 CHARLIE GIBSON: The president in his speech last night, very forceful. Four out of five Americans watched it. Everybody gathered around the television set last night. The president issued a series of demands to the Taliban, already rejected. We'll get to that in a moment. He also outlined what is being called the Bush Doctrine, a promise that all terrorists organizations with global reach will be found, stopped and defeated.

Where is the controversy?
28 posted on 09/12/2008 4:57:42 PM PDT by eaglewing20
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To: spodefly
Good luck selling the idea that McCain/Palin are 4 more years of Bush policies while pointing out that Palin “didn’t seem to know” what the Bush Doctrine was.

That was exactly my first thought. I had been waiting for someone in the press to say this. But you did it first.

29 posted on 09/12/2008 5:01:51 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what hall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: Domestic Church

they are just pushing women into the Mccain camp. keep it up morons. charlie gibson can kiss my royal 25% Irish ass.


30 posted on 09/12/2008 5:23:37 PM PDT by Taffini (Mr. Pippin and Mr. Waffles do not approve)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Oh STOP!!! They weren’t sitting that close together!!!


31 posted on 09/12/2008 5:33:14 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I'm not against the environment, just GovernMental EnvironMentalism!!! (our new state religion))
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To: SierraWasp

Sheesh...I meant it as a play on the word doctorin’ (doctrine), not Bush. You have a venomous mind...


32 posted on 09/12/2008 8:21:15 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Well... As the french say: “double entry!!”


33 posted on 09/12/2008 8:32:21 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I'm not against the environment, just GovernMental EnvironMentalism!!! (our new state religion))
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To: red flanker

Good to see this chap gets it right. This was my reaction too. Never answer a question that hasn’t had the terms defined first.


34 posted on 09/13/2008 5:46:24 AM PDT by festus (Politics makes for strange bedfellows)
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