Skip to comments.Palin Meets the Mainstream Media
Posted on 09/11/2008 6:30:55 PM PDT by Chet 99
On a day when people paused and prayed, when Barack Obama joined John McCain at Ground Zero and made peace with Bill Clinton over lunch, when the ads were stilled and the e-mails sheathed just for a while, GOP Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin held a peace conference of her own with the Mainstream Media, when she sat down with ABC News anchor Charles Gibson in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Charles Gibson, gentleman journalist, was not about to field dress Sarah Palin before a national television audience, but at times he seemed to be trying. They were sitting practically toe to toe, and there was no forced conviviality. From the very beginning, he pushed her on her credentials, her experience, her "hubris" in thinking she was qualified to be Vice President. "I'm ready," she shot back, and when he asked again whether she had hesitated at all before accepting John McCain's offer of a place on the ticket, she made it clear that her son was not the only one heading off to war. "You can't blink," she said. "You have to be wired in a way, of being so committed to the mission, the mission that we're on, reform of this country and victory in the war, you can't blink."
She parried questions like a fencer. Pressed about her lack of foreign policy experience, she pivoted to her work on oil and gas policy, calling energy "a foundation of national security."
(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Let me ask an obvious question here...
Why the hell isn’t anyone questioning whether Obama is qualified to be a CIC? His resume is much more thin than hers.
Gibson was in way over his head but it appears that the abc editors are going to be able to fix it.
Sarah did great from what I saw and give Sarah credit she didn’t try to touch Charlie’s knee.
One mustn’t question the messiah.
Except for the snarky little comment at the end, a fairly balanced piece. Surprising from TimeOUT magazine.
The one thing that bothered me about the part of the interview I saw was when Palin answered one of his questions and he said something to the effect of, “I heard a lot of words there but no yes or no; what is it yes or no?” What a hypocrite. I have NEVER heard any of these network news numbskulls ever ask any of the Dems such a thing. I’ve heard Hillary, Barack, and numerous others obfuscate, dance around the answer and do everything but answer it - they won’t even touch on the actual topic at times and I have NEVER heard one of them say, “now I have heard you just utter a bunch of gobbledegook, but is it yes or no?” Do they think they are in a court?
We’re all nervous for her, so it’s hard to see how well she did.
She was great.
Anyone can see that they chopped the tape to interrupt her impressive presence.
This is a pretty damn favorable article for Palin
Except for the little fact that Obama was campaigning in Harlem along side bubba. There he was waving to the folks.........on this of all days.
Should Sarah be scheduling another interview with Sean Hannity to refute some of the out of context editing that ABC might do to her?
Are the rats sending anyone to Iraq to 'assist' her son?
The McCain campaign should never consent to media interviews where editing is permitted. Or if editing is allowed, they should be running their own cameras too.
Palin met the quota. Her performance, IMO, was neither impressive nor underwhelming. She did what she had to do, give an interview and get out. She stumbled and repeated some worn-out talking points.
Have you ever seen an interview with such a setup?
The two are sitting directly opposite, almost toe-to-toe. The camera is positioned 90 degrees from her chair to capture her profile and show the interviewer in more of a full-body shot.
Who is the featured person in this picture?
Wow! The actualy see what my daughter and I saw! She owned (or should I say pwned) him! I thouhgt she was wonderful and self-assured. I would have like to have her and McCian stand up for Bush just a little.
I pray that once elected that come Sept 11 next year they offer a prayer for the man who risked his reputation and legacy as a president to keep us safe.
This is from Time magazine?!? WTH?
Gov. Palin just proved she can handle the media. There’s nothing left for them to do except throw out a few more pitiful false charges and then watch the first female vp in history be elected.
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