There is nothing that I can add to describe the shameful and contemptible reporting tactics and shenanigans of our rulers and masters in the shameless American Theater of the Absurd called "The Media." Even the term is loaded with a smug self anointed importance. The Media.
Sarah Palin did fine today with ABC and she may as well continue with the rest of the alpha-beltway pack. She was a little bit too calm for me and I would have been back at Charlie Boy but then I would not get elected to anything.
Palin reminded me of an intentional border intrusion by fighter pilots, flying aircraft loaded with electronic recording equipment, for the purpose of getting a hostile to light up what they have, for intelligence purposes and future use. She is a quick study and will be ready to take on the best of the worst soon. Turn her loose on Chris Matthews and show the MSNBC jester what a reversal and mat burns to the face feel like. Hardball. She would crack his nuts.
See, there I go again, too aggressive. Let Sarah do it her way. The Republicans have nothing to worry about with her in a one to one with any of them.
Sarah Palin first major interview: 'Ready to lead the nation'
In her first major interview since being named as the Republican vice-presidential nominee, Sarah Palin adopted a tough tone on national security and claimed she was ready to lead the nation if necessary.
By Alex Spillius in Washington Telegraph
Last Updated: 6:26AM BST 12 Sep 2008
The Alaska governor categorized the recent Russian invasion of Georgia as "unacceptable". She said that if Georgia become a member of Nato, then war with Russia might be necessary in order to protect a US ally.
"Perhaps so. I mean, that is the agreement when you are a Nato ally, if another country is attacked, you're going to be expected to be called upon and help," she told ABC News.
Mrs Palin has given only scripted speeches since her explosive arrival into the White House race three weeks ago, which has transformed presidential nominee Senator John McCain's performance in the polls.
Until her interview with Charles Gibson, a veteran foreign affairs specialist, aides had ruled out press conferences, where unplanned questions have tripped up many candidates in the past. Her only interview thus far had been with People magazine.
Mrs Palin is such a hot property that ABC was planning to roll out the interviews over Thursday evening and Friday. Aides to Mr McCain said more interviews were scheduled for next week, but made it clear hostile networks would not be selected.
Critics have questioned Mrs Palin's experience, as she received her first passport earlier this year to visit US troops in Kuwait and Germany and has less than two years as governor of a state with a population of 646,000.
To the disappointment of Democrats, she passed her first significant media test without any major gaffes, though she suffered some uncomfortable moments.
She was forced to admit she had not met any foreign heads of state, but said she was sure nor had plenty of other vice-presidential candidates.
When asked if she agreed with the Bush Doctrine (of pre-emptive warfare), she was unaware what it meant. She then defended a previous statement made in an Alaskan church that the war in Iraq was a "task from God". Mrs Palin said she was referring to a famous quote from Abraham Lincoln.
Saying she had no doubts about her readiness to be vice-president, or president should Mr McCain be incapacitated, she said: "I answered 'yes' [to McCain] because I have the confidence in that readiness and knowing that you can't blink, 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."