Thursday, September 18, 2008

We being used as a force for good is how I see our country

Tonight Fox aired Part II of the epic Sarah Palin interview by Sean Hannity in which “no topic is off limits.”

ON TRACK PALIN: “He’s independent and he’s strong and he’s serving for the right reasons.” She’s said this before. What are the wrong reasons and how many troops does she think joined for the wrong reasons?

IT RHYMES, SO IT MUST BE TRUE: “Retreat is defeat in Iraq.”

WHAT’S GOTTA BE OFF THE TABLE: “No Cold War. That’s gotta be off the table.”

LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURFUIT OF HAPPINEFS: “Being an optimist, I see our role in the world as one of being a force for good and one of being the leader of the world when it comes to the values that, it seems that just humankind embraces the values that encompass life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And that’s not just in America, that is in our world. ... We being used as a force for good is how I see our country.”

WHY SHE REALLY ADMIRES JOHN MCCAIN: “I so respected John McCain, his, his, maverick streak in him there really being made manifest in choosing someone who has a track record of that commitment to reform...” Oh, etcetera. She respects him because he chose her, is what she’s saying.

SHE DIDN’T MEAN TO OFFEND ANY COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS, JUST LAUGH AT THEM: “Oh, I certainly didn’t mean to hurt his [Obama’s] feelings. Didn’t mean to offend any community organizers, either.”

Asked why women’s groups don’t support her: “This campaign is about important, very important issues which are not necessarily gender-specific”. As opposed to the very unimportant issues which those hairy-legged feminists support.

ON BIDEN: “I think he was first elected when I was like in second grade. He’s been in there a long, long, long time.” Enough longs in that sentence, Sarah? (she really emphasized the longs, too).

SARAH SHOWS SOME SKIN: “I was telling a couple of our campaign people the other day. I said, you see this? You think this is just baby fat, right, from having Trig four months ago. No, it’s some thick skin in there also.” First, what part of your body were you showing to your campaign people? Second, don’t blame your weight on the media.

Says she had no desire to ban any books.

Says she wasn’t part of the Alaska Independence Party.

Says she supports the teaching of evolution.

Says she wore that Pat Buchanan button just because she was being polite and she was very excited that he was visiting her small city.

Says that fired Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan was “insubordinate” and that the investigation of Troopergate has been “captured” by “excessive partisanship.”

“This trooper tasered my nephew... His threats against the first family, his death threat against my dad. All that is in the record. And if the opposition researchers are choosing to forget that side of the story, well that’s, they’re not doing their job.” Sarah, “this trooper” isn’t running for vice president. Indeed, the truth of your allegations against him is entirely irrelevant to the question of your abuse of power in trying to get him fired. As is the fact that he’s still a trooper, which doesn’t prove anything except that you’re not all that good at carrying out your petty vendettas.

SHE’S ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE: “I’m one of those people, you know, I see a soldier walking through the airport, and, you know, I, my heart does a little double-take”.

(Update: forgot to add the response given at a town hall meeting today by Palin, who McCain said last week “knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America,” to a question about how drilling would benefit American consumers:
Oil and coal? Of course, it’s a fungible commodity and they don’t flag, you know, the molecules, where it’s going and where it’s not. But in the sense of the Congress today, they know that there are very, very hungry domestic markets that need that oil first. So, I believe that what Congress is going to do, also, is not to allow the export bans to such a degree that it’s Americans that get stuck to holding the bag without the energy source that is produced here, pumped here. It’s got to flow into our domestic markets first.

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