Tuesday, September 30, 2008

McCain claims Palin's ignorance is simply "Gotcha" politics.

This is truly pathetic. Now McCain and Palin are doing joint interviews with McCain supplying all the answers and then saying "I'll let her speak for herself".

Not only was Palin's answer about Pakistan very clearly expressed rather than the "Gotcha" journalism which they are both now claiming, it was actually the exact same answer as she gave during her interview with Charlie Gibson.


(Off-camera) Do we have the right to be making cross-border attacks into Pakistan, from Afghanistan, with or without the approval of the Pakistani government?


As for our right to invade, we’re going to work with these countries, building new relationships, working with existing allies, but forging new also in order to, Charlie, get to a point in this world, where war is not going to be a first option. In fact, war has got to be, and military strike, a last option.


(Off-camera) But Governor, I’m asking you, do we have the right, in your mind, to go across the border, with or without the approval of the Pakastani government?


In order to stop Islamic extremists, those terrorists who would seek to destroy America, and our allies, we must do whatever it takes, and we must not blink, Charlie, in making the tough decisions of where we go, and even who we target.

McCain can bleat all he wants about "Gotcha" journalism, but Palin was merely repeating a stance which she has previously stated on national television.

The truth is that Palin didn't understand that Obama and McCain had both already collided on that issue. Now they are trying to claim that words were somehow put into her mouth or that she was caught off guard. She wasn't. She simply didn't understand, in the interview with Gibson, that she was being asked a question which had caused friction between both campaigns.

She blatantly hadn't been following the election until McCain decided to insert her into the middle of it. That's why she doesn't know the McCain position on bin Laden and Pakistan.

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