Skip to comments.Hugh Hewitt to interview Governor Palin today a 6 pm EDT
Posted on 09/30/2008 2:41:11 PM PDT by Bratch
"I will air an interview with the governor at the top of the first hour and repeat it in the third hour."
(Excerpt) Read more at hughhewitt.townhall.com ...
"Well, I have a degree in journalism also, so it surprises me that so much has changed since I received my education in journalistic ethics all those years ago. But Im not going to pick a fight with those who buy ink by the barrelful. Im going to take those shots and those pop quizzes and just say thats okay, those are good testing grounds. And they can continue on in that mode. Thats good. That makes somebody work even harder. It makes somebody be even clearer and more articulate in their positions. So really I dont fight it. I invite it."
FANTASTIC reply by Governor Palin! She nailed it...no longer ethics in journalism.
Thank you for the link——I am loving what I am hearing!
Sorry, I heard it, like I said, I think Laura thinks the SNL stuff was funny and I didn’t.
But that is just me.
The problem with that is there are maybe 5 talk radio shows with an audience to really make and impact, if she had started too early people would tune out.
I sort of agree they waited a bit too long, but with Rush, Hannity, Beck, Hewitt and Boortz, there is only so many she can do.
I’d love it if she penned some columns at FR, NRO, Townhall and dealt with Obama’s thugs trying to pull that NRA commerical.
Right now the talking heads can complain about little issues and lack of access. These complaints will disappear once she's back in view and firing up the base. After all, does anyone care what she said 2 weeks ago? What will be in the news is what she says going forward on a daily basis.
It was a GREAT interview. I love that lady!
Talking to the choir won’t hurt Gov Palin, but its not going to help with Independent and undecided voters. Palin needs to make the rounds on the Sunday morning talk shows and make a strong showing by answering questions from Brokaw, Schiefer, Stephy, Wallace and Wolf too. Go on LarryLive. Why not? At this point, keeping a low visibility doesn’t help project who she is to voters. Let Palin go for it!
I’m glad to hear you’ve already voted. You may want to consider volunteering some time to a candidate or candidates. You’ll have less time to worry between now and the election! :-)
Laura won’t be too happy, she had an on-line poll on what Conservative radio talk show host would get the first Interview. BTW, she was on fire today asking Mccain to take of the Gloves + “Set Sarah Free”
Interesting points. Perception is the reality of the day so Why in this election with the incumbent literally hated by half the voting population because of misteps and war and the shrill partisanship played by the Democrats in every press conference and media statement, the media firmly encamped with the Obama campaign, shielding him from hard questions and any real personal analysis, followed by this major financial system meltdown (Read: Pro Republican Capitalism) How is it possible to only be trailing by 6 points?
ANSWER: There really is something about Obama that America just doesn’t like you can feel it, and most independents and undecided’s, they are still looking at McCain to tell them why him and not Obama. The first indication of this was post GOP debate, Sarah Palin said alot about why McCain and not Obama. The media have mistreated her in attempts to make her irrelavant. However, the Sarah Palin that took the stage at the GOP Convention has an opportunity to re-surge herself at the Debates. If she holds her own things will swing back to a tie but if she dominates Biden, which I think will be the case, then McCain will most likey finish strong.
“HE went off on a tangent about dogs. Thats Savage???”
Your reply to me makes no sense. Were you addressing someone else? I asked about Sarah Palin.
A debate is a lot easier to handle than a hostile interrogation, especially with Katy wearing her Pickle Face.
-—That would unnerve anybody. Instead of waterboarding, the CIA should borrow her face.
LOL, what unadulterated BS! Guess your guy lost in the primary and your gonna show the GOP how wrong they were by not voting. Why not just vote for Obummer....that will really show em.
Well I think you are right, hopefully McCain will use Gov Palin to point that out to Conservatives and Values Voters.
Especially the mocking of her Faith and pro RTKBA stances and solid support of Israel, Peres pointing out that she had a
israeli Flag is also helpful as heck.
I heard that they recruited her PR team from Bush, which would explain a lot, since the White House has the stupidest PR people known to humankind.
Polls have overstated Dem support versus the final result in almmost every election in modern history. Down 6 is probably down 1-3.
Dems do not do come-from behind, ever. The GOP has done it, and very often. Even in the Dole loss, his margin was dramatically smaller than polls suggested.
Listen to or download the Palin - Hewitt interview here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/197211386db1fe45/
Think about it: if McCain wins the election, he’s CINC. If he loses the election, he still has his Senate seat, his pension, his dozen dachas, and his open border - not to mention invitations to the best parties and appearences on “Meet The Press”. So even if he loses, he wins.
I know you all will hate, but I think BOR would give her a fair shake. Like it or not he has a big audience including Mods/Independents. I think a good showing on that show would be worth a one point gain in the polls by itself.
True, but she needs to reassure the base, which is impossible in the MSM Waterboarding treatment.
Not any more. Davis and Schmidt have replaced the Bushies, so the rumor goes. If so, she should be better in the next week. If she survives the Biden debate, I'm sure she will be let loose. As for McCain, I'm getting tired of the bi-partisan pablum he's been pushing lately. You can't be friends with sharks; they'll take your hand off and then come back for the arm.
I think a Palin appearance on his show would be a good thing. The campaign just doesn't want to give too much exposure to Fox News all at once. (Although I personally love to hear the libs/media shriek and wail!!) :-)
I’ve never heard Laura diss Palin. I’ve only heard her diss the McCain camp’s Palin strategy. I don’t even remember her talking about the SNL stuff. Tell me what day it was and I’ll find the clip. Like I said, I’m a member of the fan club — I can access the show’s archives.
You mean as in just this week? Great news if true!
Sorry I don't know a date.
Schmidt’s gone? I thought he was on MTP Sunday?
I hope not, I liked him.
You’re right. With just about everything trending against the GOP, this election should’ve been a lock for Obama. Many Americans remain unsure if Obama is the right choice and for good reason. He’s not just untested, he’s a hardcore liberal.
Having said that, the campaign is running out. Its time for McCain-Palin to match Obama-Biden on all fronts. Otherwise ....
But it's a long way from saying that Laura thought the 1st SNL skit was funny (I laughed at it too) to implying that she's joined Kathleen Parker in dissing Palin. For the record, she NEVER has dissed Palin. The Palin interview I'm most looking forward to is the one which I hope she will soon do with Laura.
I know, EVERYONE thinks it is funny.
I am in the tiny, tiny, minority.....I just cannot stand anymore of Hollywood making fun of our guys and gals.
I have completely gone around the bend with this stuff, and am no fun anymore!
Now THAT would make the evening news. Katie’s face on an interrogation room wall at Gitmo.
I've seen pretty much all of the old Palin pre-VP candidate interviews, and I KNOW that she's a smart and truly decent and honest candidate.
I feel strangely "protective" of her because the Palins remind me so much of the people I grew up with before I moved out here to the Left Coast. In fact, she reminds me of my sister-in-law. And if there's anyone who can get things done, it's my sister-in-law.
The whole Palin candidacy reminds me of the scene in the movie "Dave" when Charles Grodin's character balances the national budget by using the common sense methods of a small business owner.
Her candidacy represents the belief that ordinary Americans can rise up to be leaders. You don't have to go to Harvard or Yale or be a millionaire to become president. If we concede this point, we lose something precious. We admit to being ruled by an elite. We become a nation of "rulers" and "subjects" instead of a nation of citizens represented by fellow citizens. We've been governed most of our history by millionaires and Harvard-heads. Why not allow an honest middle class PTA Mom to give it a try?
(And speaking of the PTA, when was the last time we had a candidate on either ticket who sent his kids to public school?)
She would be a great VP, (just give the Gov a week on FR, and she will be up to speed on everything), lol.
She is no coward, and has guts that is for sure. There is nothing in her background, career, her personal life, or her associates that would make her unqualified. So far she has said nothing to make me think differently.
She loves and is loyal to her country, and I would trust her completely with a serious decision, which is more than I can say for Hussein.
My fear is that she has been so maligned, that no Conservative, especially a woman, will every run again.
Just the way the MSM would like it.
Yeah, I get that. But, are you saying that is effecting the way he campaigns?
Sarah needs to stress the point that an executives job is to lead, not to know everything. A good executive surrounds himself with people who have special knowledge, and knows that he can’t know everything.
She needs to stress that Obama has no track record in the executive position, and who he has chosen to surround himself with!
Exactly! The level of smear thrown at candidates is making it nearly impossible for "normal" people to run for office. Soon only the most ambitious of megalomaniacs with a near pathological immunity to shame will even consider it. Who else would want to put themselves and their family through this nightmare?
Georgia is solid McCain....
Quit worrying, everyone knew this would be close, funny thing is it shouldn’t be because any Democratic candidate should be kickin’ our butt due to the war and the economy.....
If it’s this close with those factors in play, chances are we will win....
Criminy. We have to get over this calling everyone who isn’t all sunshine and rainbows a troll. It’s gotten old already.
Thanks for the proof of Katie’s bias — pictures like these are very telling.
Good post BTW.....
[She should have given media interviews to every possible friendly media..]
We scoffed at the Dems for not appearing on Fox, but in hindsight we should have mirrored that philosophy.
“My fear is that she has been so maligned, that no Conservative, especially a woman, will every run again.”
“Exactly! The level of smear thrown at candidates is making it nearly impossible for “normal” people to run for office. Soon only the most ambitious of megalomaniacs with a near pathological immunity to shame will even consider it. Who else would want to put themselves and their family through this nightmare? “
You both make an excellent point. I once saw Phyllis Schlafly on Phil Donahue show, way back when, and she went through much worse. It was only an hour. But she took it bravely, and like a lady and convinced me of her sincere convictions. That turned me to be a conservative more than anything else ever did. So maybe Sarah will have this impact on others. And little girls will grow up to be just like Sarah.
“Sarah needs to stress the point that an executives job is to lead, not to know everything. A good executive surrounds himself with people who have special knowledge, and knows that he cant know everything.
She needs to stress that Obama has no track record in the executive position, and who he has chosen to surround himself with!”
Great point. THEE point !
Lot of good posts here tonight.
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