This is Palin's response in a nutshell:" Political Punch: Do Over! Palin Answers Katie Couric's Questions ... to Fox News' Carl Cameron (She Reads The Economist, She Says)Palin added, "In those Katie Couric interviews I did feel that there were a lot of things that she was missing in terms of an opportunity to ask what a vice presidential candidate stands for -- what the values are represented in our ticket. I wanted to talk about Barack Obama increasing taxes, which would lead to killing jobs, wanted to talk about his proposal to increase government spending by another trillion dollars. Some of his comments that he has made about the war that I think may, in my world, disqualifies someone from consideration as the next commander in chief. ... I wanted to talk about things like that. So, I guess I have to apologize about being a little annoyed, but that is also an indication of being outside that Washington elite, outside of the media elite, also, and just wanted to talk to Americans without the filter and let them know what we stand for.
Nope, I’m saying the quote you submitted earlier, which you are now using as your signature, does not equate Palin saying that some of the disgusting stories and reports about her and and her baby (that is “not really hers”) and going after her children and family are OK, fair or acceptable. Period.
So far on this topic you have been woefully uninformed about a great deal you brought up. From the NEWSPAPERS that were carrying these types of stories (that you knew nothing about and hence you claimed it was only blogs) and the reporting saying she is stupid uniformed and uneducated (which is pretty much what most folks like you have been trying to do with the Couric interview) to repeating stories gleamed from internet blogs as hard news. Your shuck jive now is that your highlighted quote means Palin has no right to respond to questions about the same or offer her opinion on that kind of crap. This leaves you defending yellow dog crap journalism as OK since it is aimed at Palin because you don’t like her. As your excuse for this rationale you have tried to suggest that since Palin said the things she did in your highlighted quote, she has somehow given up her right to criticize or comment or respond honestly to questions about that kind of reporting. According to your premise since she made the quote you are parading as your signature, she (unlike all other politcal figures) should just shut up, say nothing and somehow you have equated this to mean she somehow "gave up" her rights to have an opinion on these matters. Which is as absurd as it is dumb.
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Let me add that both Bill and Chelsey were not exempt for the media's contempt. ;-)
I'll say it once again, and I'm not sure it's getting across. Palin is not the first to be picked on by the media, and she will not be the last.
In your opinion. I would tend to disagree. ;-)[FONT=Verdana]So far on this topic you have been woefully uninformed about a great deal you brought up.
From the NEWSPAPERS that were carrying these types of stories (that you knew nothing about and hence you claimed it was only blogs) and the reporting saying she is stupid uniformed and uneducated (which is pretty much what most folks like you have been trying to do with the Couric interview) to repeating stories gleamed from internet blogs as hard news.
I have NO idea where that came from!
I never claimed that I was aware of everything that was published about Sarah. In fact, in THIS thread, I asked, "What MAJOR newspapers published the story that Trig was not her son? I genuinely do not know, and nobody bothered to respond. And, if any did, then they're nothing but rags, IMO.
As for the other comments in "the media" directed at her--rightly or wrongly--it's a part of public life. It sucks, but that's the way it is. Words get misinterpreted all of the time. Just look at how far off you are with your conclusions about how I feel about this issue. ;-)
And for the record--one more time!--I don't think she's dumb. In fact, I think she's intelligent. I just don't think this was her time. She doesn't have the experience and knowledge needed for the postion she was nominated for, IMO. That's all. Nothing agaimst Sarah, she just has some work to do.
And I didn't get this conclusion from one article. I've read a bunch. I've also seen numerous TV interviews--from Katie Couric to Larry King-- and I'm sorry, I was not overly impressed. Nor am I impressed with her complaints now. While I do understand her frustration--especially regarding the treatment of her family--pissing and moaning about it will not do a damn thing but make her look like a whiner.
The acticle that best explains my sentiments was written by Kathleen Parker. I think she hit the nail on the head.
Palin Problem by Kathleen Parker on National Review Online
"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren
Great, now that has what to do with the price of tea in China, since nobody is arguing that with you. How creative of you to pretend otherwise.
And God knows Mrs. Clinton never spoke in the same way as Palin has about just the same kind of matters.
Except all the spots in this thread where you claim you did your homework here. Which you also seem to think means that Palin (unlike everyone else you have named) should not be able to comment on this type of “reporting” as it makes her a hypocrite somehow, according to the “signature” you trotted out shortly after having this argument in this thread. Chuckle.
Not one person is arguing with you here about if she is ready or not. Please follow the typed up English that has been directed at you. It will be easier for you to stay on topic if you do that.
You see I took you at your word the first time you spoke up about the Couric interview. “It's that interview that did allow me to form an opinion of her. I was floored by it, actually.”
But sure you did not reach that conclusion from one article or interview. You read a “bunch” and just accidentally said the above. Right.
So now what? Palin is a hypocrite or deserving of the same kind of crap you point out happened to others, but you enjoy seeing Plain go through, because she is in the public eye and because of the quote you comically are featuring as your signature? Or what exactly is it you are arguing now?
Last edited by Sir Loin; 01-14-09 at 01:08 PM.
Insulted? By Sarah? Gee, I guess they don't consider her as accomplished as you. It might be because they have actually looked into her record. There's quite a bit of make believe you listed in her stack of accomplishments.
Affiant further sayeth not.
As to the rest of it... come on, we all know why she was picked and it wasn't because of her political acumen or intelligence.