Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hide Sarah Palin!

I thought that Matthew Yglesias was kidding when he posted this infamous YouTube video

of the South Carolina teen beauty pageant contestant trying to fake her way through a Q and A that she clearly has no idea about and said it was a preview of Sarah Palin’s interview on CBS with Katie Couric.
But now it appears that Yglesias was being very prescient.

Couric asked Palin, "Why isn't it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? Allow them to spend more, and put more money into the economy, instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?"

Palin, in a rambling and largely incoherent response, responded, "That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, were ill about this position that we have been put in. Where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh, it's got to be about job creation, too. Shoring up our economy, and getting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade -- we have got to see trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today. We've got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation."

My God!
I think the teen beauty pageant contestant made better sense!
Hell, Dan Quayle could have given a better, more coherent response!
No wonder John McCain is in panic mode. Sheesh!

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