Uncle Roger's Notebooks of Daily Life
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Recently, CBS News anchor Katie Couric interviewed Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. I didn't see the interview, but came across it on the internet. You can watch the video or read the transcript. What I found most interesting was the pattern of her answers.
For every major topic, her answer was not so much an espousal of her own thoughts and positions but that of her running mate, John McCain. For example:
Regarding Rick Davis, McCain's campaign manager, being on the payroll of Freddie Mac: "Again, my understanding is that he recused himself... And I would hope that's the case because, as John McCain has been saying..."
About the $700bn payout, er, bailout (I get those two mixed up also): "I'm all about the position that America is in and that we have to look at a $700 billion bailout. And as Sen. McCain has said..."
Should there be a moratorium on mortgage foreclosures? "That's something that John McCain and I have both been discussing..."
Now I understand that the vice president is second fiddle and must support the president's positions, but in theory -- and very likely, in this case, in practice -- the vice president must be ready and able to take over should the president become incapacitated. Unfortunately, I think I've figured out just who we might end up with for president and vice president: Dumb and Dumber.
Palin/McCain image from their website
(No link because you don't need to be going there.)
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