Skip to comments.McCain turns irritable, sarcastic in interview
Posted on 10/01/2008 10:35:43 AM PDT by SmithL
Des Moines, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain, once renowned for his jocular sessions with journalists, appeared irritable and at times sarcastic in an interview in which he defended running mate Sarah Palin's experience and campaign ads critical of rival Barack Obama.
Meeting Tuesday with the editorial board of The Des Moines Register, McCain was asked why he picked the Alaska governor, someone "who doesn't have a lot of experience."
"Thank you, but I disagree with your fundamental principal that she doesn't have the experience," McCain replied before citing Palin's work as a PTA member, city council member, mayor and governor. "You and I just have a fundamental disagreement, and I am so happy the American people seem to be siding with me."
When it was suggested that Palin's lack of experience worried voters, McCain turned sarcastic.
"Really? I haven't detected that in the polls, I haven't detected that among the base," he said. "If there's a Georgetown cocktail party person who, quote, calls himself a conservative who doesn't like her, good luck. I don't dismiss him. I think the American people have overwhelmingly shown their approval."
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Actually, McCain did a very good job in the interview. The video is here:
I like McCain’s fire and loyalty...go Senator!
I don’t see anything sarcastic about McCain’s responses. This little nancy-boy leftist “reporter” is just a little too sensitive.
AP’s nose is out of joint.
Apparently they think they can attack McCain and Palin every day and still get “jovial” interviews out of their former friend.
“Just shut up and take it, McCain. With a smile!”
I like McCains fire and loyalty...go Senator!Abso-freaking-lutely!
We need more of this from Senator McCain, not less!
Time to go full bore on Obama...Why are they holding back on the Ayres & co. associations. All this hero worship with the Obama Youth Videos
... etc etc.
Good work Sen. McCain!
This is getting mad at someone for saying “No, screw YOU”.
McCain would be better off refusing to answer questions based on logical fallacies. Liberals can’t do anything but emote, so it follows that they’re constantly begging the question.
“McCain turns irritable, sarcastic in interview.”
When it comes to the amoral, talentless, propangandizing LeftMedia:
Commence firing. Fire at will.
Let's hope he lives up to his reputation as The Maverick and votes NO!
(Who wants to bet he will?)
McCain needs to have a smile on his face during this...channel Reagan.
And he needs to preach more CONSERVATISM.
And what the HELL is he doing in Iowa?? What kind of chance does he have there??
The Dems have a candidate that has virtually no executive experience at all and the idiots nominated him as their presidential candidate.
This is nothing but bald faced sexism and the barking pressholes think they get a pass at it because they are liberals.
Way to go, McCain! Defend your veep!
If he votes for the bailout, his "preaching" will just be empty words.
I liked the part where McCain bit off the heads of small puppies during the interview..
This is the old "when did you stop beating your wife" gottcha question the idiots in the press think passes for "smart" journalism.
"Senator, can you explain why you chose someone utterly unqualified to be president?." If McCain took the question at face value, then the asshat in the press would writeup the story as "Today, Senator McCain defended the choice of his unqualified V.P. pick, Gov. Palin."
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