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Many Versions of 'Bush Doctrine'; Palin's Confusion in Interview Understandable, Experts Say
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Posted on 09/12/2008 11:06:54 PM PDT by Chet 99

Many Versions of 'Bush Doctrine'

Palin's Confusion in Interview Understandable, Experts Say

By Michael Abramowitz Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, September 13, 2008; A01

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.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abcnews; bushdoctrine; chucklestheclown; gibson; palin

1 posted on 09/12/2008 11:06:56 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

As I understand it, the Bush Doctrine states:
1. American unilateralism - rejecting the ABM treaty and the Kyoto Accords, doing what’s right for America.
2. The War on Terror - any nation that supports or harbors terrorism is a hostile regime.
3. Pre-emptive war.
4. The fundamental mission of American foreign policy is to spread democracy throughout the world.

So Charlie, which one are you seeking an answer on? Are you sure?


2 posted on 09/12/2008 11:08:39 PM PDT by roadcat
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I am shocked the Washington Post would publish this, and on page A1. Someone may lose their job over this.


3 posted on 09/12/2008 11:08:52 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: Chet 99

Bump for study of the four doctrines.


4 posted on 09/12/2008 11:09:07 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Chet 99

The DUmmies heads are gonna explode when they see this.


5 posted on 09/12/2008 11:09:58 PM PDT by Tom_Busch (Liberal media logic: Palin doesn't have enough experience, but Obama does.)
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To: Chet 99

It was Charles Gibson’s “confusion” not Palin’s.


6 posted on 09/12/2008 11:15:09 PM PDT by GVnana ("The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.")
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To: Chet 99

Didn’t Dick Morris tell us that Bill Clinton created the original Bush doctrine?


7 posted on 09/12/2008 11:18:02 PM PDT by RXSalesman
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To: Chet 99

“Intentionally or not, she was onto something.”

Well, she “intentionally” asked Gibson “in what respect?” Give her some credit for knowing that the question couldn’t be answered as he asked it. Good grief


8 posted on 09/12/2008 11:19:01 PM PDT by cpanter (Babies, guns and Jesus. Hot Damn! - Rush on the Palin pick.)
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To: Chet 99

Seemed to me that Gibson was the one who sounded vague and Governor Palin did the right thing when she asked him “in what respect”.


9 posted on 09/12/2008 11:22:17 PM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: Chet 99
Duplicate thread:

Many Versions of 'Bush Doctrine'

Friday, September 12, 2008 7:30:41 PM · 1 of 14
Plutarch

10 posted on 09/12/2008 11:26:16 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Chet 99

All of this talk of The Bush Doctrine is timely because now Obama and Biden will learn what it is for their interviews.


11 posted on 09/12/2008 11:27:12 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: Chet 99
After a brief exchange, Gibson explained that he was referring to the idea -- enshrined in a September 2002 White House strategy document

Except the variety of the "Doctrine" Gibson cited was not congruent with the date he gave!

12 posted on 09/12/2008 11:28:35 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: psjones

Gibson was trying to set up a game of GOTCHA. The essence of that game is to get a sucker to accept a false premise. Once that is done, then both the sucker and the truth lose.

But the media guy who can pull off a successful GOTCHA on McCain-Palin will be promoted to the next untouchable DanRather position at the top of the pecking order.

Obama and the media both have a need to play games like GOTCHA.

See Games Alinsky Organizers play.


13 posted on 09/12/2008 11:30:08 PM PDT by spintreebob (.)
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To: spintreebob
You've done your homework. BKO was in the process of educating us at FR when 911 took her from us. Have you read her 'Hell To Pay'? She made a celar explanation of how Hillary emulated the Alinsky methodology.
14 posted on 09/12/2008 11:32:38 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Chet 99

Bush Derangement Syndrome has morphed into Palin Derangement Syndrome.

Governor Palin can take W’s place, she just has to learn how to say, “Working hard doing the hard work of working hard. It’s hard work.”


15 posted on 09/12/2008 11:35:29 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Eras will now be referred to as: BS: Before Sarah and AS: After Sarah)
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To: Chet 99

The right answer:

“Charlie... Are you asking me about the first thing or the second thing, because if it is the first thing, then we have to talk about the second thing too, but if it is about the second thing, then we can’t discuss the second thing without discussing the first thing first. But if you want to know what I think about the third thing, well I don’t know if you have the clearance or the kahones to discuss the third thing with anyone. So, which is it Charlie? The first thing, the second, or the third thing?”


16 posted on 09/12/2008 11:37:46 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Jeff Chandler

Can you even read? The entire article is about multiple meanings and how Gibson is the one that is deranged and delusional about his own understanding of Bush’s world view....


17 posted on 09/13/2008 12:02:51 AM PDT by Greek
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To: Chet 99
Many Versions of 'Bush Doctrine'; Palin's Confusion in Interview Understandable, Experts Say

Confusion? She mearly asked Gibson to qualify the question as to provide a specific and meaningful answer. She wasn't confused at all. She was engaged and on top of Gibson so quick he appeared confused at her response for clarification.

Translated interview question and response:

Governor Palin: "In what respect?"

Gibson - noticably shaken :"Gah! I don't know that...Oh wait.."

18 posted on 09/13/2008 1:44:51 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Chet 99

So the ‘Gotcha moment’ wasn’t really a ‘Gotcha moment’. It was a dumb*ss question from a partisan reporter who was doing his best to make Sarah Palin look foolish.

Charlie and abc gave all their brethren liberals a heads up and yesterday some of them ran with it... but now they all have egg on their face.

They shouldn’t feel too bad, it could have been worse... They could have produced a funny campaign ad pointing out that McCain doesn’t use a computer or send emails, and then find out belatedly, that because of his war injuries John McCain can’t comb his hair, tie his shoes or TYPE ON A KEYBOARD.


19 posted on 09/13/2008 2:15:04 AM PDT by jerod (They were pro-abortion, for gun control & wanted a cleaner environment at all cost - The NAZI party)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Perhaps a lesson in reading comprehension...?


20 posted on 09/13/2008 2:31:27 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Chet 99

Wow. The WaPost recognizes the reality of this issue, and prints it prominently. Kudos to them, and I’m not one to be inclined to praise them.


21 posted on 09/13/2008 2:35:21 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Obama: Carter's only chance to avoid going down in history as the worst U.S. president ever.)
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To: Chet 99

Gibson looked like the jerk IMHO.


22 posted on 09/13/2008 3:06:09 AM PDT by Rapscallion (The Democrat Party is showing same signs of mental illness that most hate groups show.)
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To: Chet 99

You could literally knock me over with a feather. Page one? No, something lighter than a feather. The substance in one of Obama’s speeches.


23 posted on 09/13/2008 3:22:11 AM PDT by Snake65 (Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!)
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To: Chet 99
Some little smart ass, Obama supporting, Gibson aid probably was whispering in his earpiece, “ask about the Bush Doctrine” thinking it's some written policy of President Bush to destroy the world. They are so hell-bent on finding some conspiracy in everything that they now ask open ended questions that would normally be asked by crack-heads.
Gibson might as well just ask her if she supports Bush in his quest for domination over the Universe?
24 posted on 09/13/2008 4:09:46 AM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: Chet 99
There is no particular "Bush Doctrine."

Why would someone focus her study upon that which does not exist?

25 posted on 09/13/2008 4:14:38 AM PDT by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us.")
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To: roadcat

So Charlie, which one are you seeking an answer on? Are you sure?

Charlie please explain the choices in detail so Sarah knows which one your asking about.


26 posted on 09/13/2008 4:24:14 AM PDT by chainsaw ( No racist radical Muslims in the WH)
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To: Chet 99
I may be one of the few who think she handled the "Bush Doctrine" question properly. It is not clear to me that she did not know what the Bush Doctrine is; rather, she was asking for clarification of the question.

Her answer was on point.

27 posted on 09/13/2008 4:28:32 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Chet 99
ABC and Charlie cut up and edited the interview, we should not believe anything the left comments on. Did they do this to Obama’s interview? If they did it was edited to take out all the flubs, misquotes, time in between word such as “UH,- AH,- EH -UM,- AN,AN,AN”, my Muslim faith and indecipherable sentences that go no where. They think we are all fools! This fool votes!
28 posted on 09/13/2008 5:53:47 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (IF YOU ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE BY 35 YOU HAVE NO BRAIN. W CHURCHILL)
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To: ronnie raygun

Right on. Obama looks like a damn fool these days when trying to talk off the cuff. If he had been thrown this question, his response would have been something like, “AH... Ah... the current administration... uh... Bush... ah...needs a ah.... breathalyzer. I mean a disgronificator. Uh, ah, I mean... a new policy.”


29 posted on 09/13/2008 8:14:06 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: Greek
The entire article is about multiple meanings and how Gibson is the one that is deranged

Which was my point. The Left has transferred its hatred of Bush to a hatred of Palin.

30 posted on 09/13/2008 8:49:27 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Eras will now be referred to as: BS: Before Sarah and AS: After Sarah)
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To: 101voodoo
Perhaps a lesson in reading comprehension...?

I'm a busy man. I don't have time to give lessons.

31 posted on 09/13/2008 8:50:29 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Eras will now be referred to as: BS: Before Sarah and AS: After Sarah)
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To: roadcat

Gov. Palin was not confused with Gibson’s Bush Doctrine question. It was a trick question. She recognized it for what it was and asked Gibson which part—it has several parts. That forced Gibson to clarify his question and then she hit it out of the ball park. She gave Gibson no where to go. By any fair and reasonable standard, her response was exactly what it should have been. That is the mark of a seasoned politician.


32 posted on 09/13/2008 8:56:48 AM PDT by dools007
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To: Jeff Chandler

Good reply, very sharp. However ignoring your problem will not cause it to disappear.

Get help.


33 posted on 09/13/2008 8:59:57 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: 101voodoo
Well, let me see.
  1. The article illistrated the Leftist media's blindness to the truth (because of their hatred of Palin).
  2. I described the Left's transferring their derangement from Bush to Palin.
  3. You said I didn't comprehend the article.
Is that about right?
34 posted on 09/13/2008 9:14:04 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Eras will now be referred to as: BS: Before Sarah and AS: After Sarah)
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To: All

First appearance of term, etc.
http://media.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ODFkOTU3MjUwYWM4N2I1NzE2ZjU3NGQzZjg0MzYyZjk=

BTW, the full interview with Palin
http://marklevinshow.com/gibson-interview


35 posted on 09/15/2008 5:57:12 AM PDT by AliVeritas (These principalities and powers can only be banished by prayer and fasting.)
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