Skip to comments.Charlie Gibson's Gaffee (I know a bit about the term 'Bush Doctrine' - I was the 1st to use it)
Posted on 09/13/2008 11:29:50 AM PDT by presidio9
WASHINGTON -- Informed her? Rubbish.
The 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.
I think it was a stroke of genius that she didn’t just jump right in and start talking about the “Bush Doctrine.”
It sort of blows a whole in Obama’s theory of “four more years of Bush.”
Thank you Mr. Krauthammer and thank YOU for posting.
In hindsight it was genius. As most of the MSM boosted that this showed Palin is not ready for the VP spot, what this shows that it is the MSM who was ignorant and can't even play the 'gotch ya' game correctly. Palin answered the question exactly right, as the question did need clarification.
Mots major media anchors and journalists are infected with this same disease.
Because of their obvious bias, I quit listening to them as a source of information upon which I could use to make decisions for myself. Quite frankly, their information is so tainted that it is useless in that regard.
Now I search and study thinks out on my own from the sources I can find on the internet and elsewhere so I can come to my own decisions...which is how it should be.
To hell with Charlie Gibson and the others and their pompous attitudes. Reminds me of our founders and their disdain for the King and his minions.
"No King but King Jesus!"
As it is, they will not lay a hand on Sarah. ANd that's because of something the left and the elite cannot comprehend and are blind to.
Sarah connects with everyday people. She was mother who wanted to make a difference in her community and joined the PTA and it went from there. She didn't need an ivy league degree in Political Science, she didn't need a law degree, she didnt need rich connections, she just needed honesty, integrity, her faith, and a desire to serve.
She didn't seek wealth, power, or high position...it just happened and that connects with most Americans of all stripes (outside of the leftists and elitists whom she threatens) who in their hearts want to try and help their communities and improve things for their kids.
Why so many trust this man with their news is a mystery to me.
I would have thought the Bush Doctrine was what he stated in his second inaugural address (per http://www.cnn.com/2005/ALLPOLITICS/01/20/bush.speech/index.html):
It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world. In regards to the lessons of 9/11 he stated: “We are led, by events and common sense, to one conclusion: The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world. Bush called the quest for freedom “the urgent requirement of our nation’s security, and the calling of our time.”
That is an abnormally astute point. One worth a national audience.
Bravo, if I may be so presumptuous to assert.
I did mean “HOLE,” not “whole”
It’s okay. I wasn’t refering to the homonym. My comments we’re genuine.
the media, even under the guise of a so-called moderate like gibosn, is grasping at straws...
we know it, they know it, and the public knows it.....
I agree with you—that’s what I told my wife when we were watching that hack job interview on Thursday’s World News Tonight at 6:30 pm.
I’m glad Sarah put the question back to Gibson. That helped us to learn more about Sarah, and more baout what a jerk Gibson is.
Don't forget - - Gibson is a third-stringer who only got his job because one guy died and the next guy got blown up. Any by the way, isn't it interesting how ABC always taps a white guy for the anchor job?
Is there one site that publishes all of Krauthammer’s work? I am becoming a huge fan of his and would like to avoid coming across them at random.
When the US military uses the Bush Doctrine/preemption, as in the sequence of deterrence, prevention, and then preemption, preemption has a very definite meaning and gets legally scrutinized.
Charlie Gibson is a disgrace. He acted like a prosecutor interrogating a criminal. A sneering, scowling, hostile interviewer. No wonder she seemed to be on the defensive.
I’ll never watch ABC News again.
Why doesn’t he just tell the truth, “I’M A SCREAMING LIBERAL, I HATE CONSERVATIVES, AND I ESPECIALLY HATE SARAH PALIN, AND I WANT TO DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO DEFEAT THE REPUBLICAN TICKET!”
I think I did read somewhere that Sarah Palin DID minor in Political Science in college. - Her comment that she thinks that Obama is sorry now that he did not name Hillary Clinton as his VP was a stroke of genius. Now she has clearly pointed out the obvious, and if he should ditch the “loose cannon”, Joe Biden, and then name Hillary - women would mostly just be as mad as wet hens. Also, if Obama should try to hide and sequester Joe until the election to keep him from getting in his daily gaffe - that would be just precious.
If she had talked about the “Bush Doctrine” Gibson would have said, “No that’s not the definition...”
The truth is there is no such thing as “The Bush Doctrine.”
It’s a creation by media talking heads for media talking heads.
Such a title does not appear on any US Government finding, policy paper, or directive.
That was cerainly my first impression ( stated elsewhere), not that the author was the originator, but that there is no “The Bush Doctrine”....certainly not like there was a Carter Doctrine (Depose the Shah), or a Clinton Doctrine (Oral sex isn’t sex)! There are of course several Bush doctrines...lower taxes, you’re either with us or against us, etc, as pointed out in this great article.