Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Why John McCain tapped me to be a team of mavericks

Sarah Palin’s second interview tonight. Tough questions from... Sean Hannity.

WHAT GETTING THE NOD FROM MCCAIN TO BE VICE PRESIDENT WAS: “Getting that nod was quite an experience.” He not only gave her a nod, but a tap: “And that’s why John McCain tapped me to be a team of mavericks”.

Much of the interview focused on the economy.

WHAT YOU KNOW WHEN WE SEE THE COLLAPSE THAT WE’RE SEEING TODAY: “When we see the collapse that we’re seeing today, you know that something is broken”.

The capitalist system is, of course, fine, it’s just... corruption: “I think the corruption on Wall Street. That’s to blame. And that violation of the public trust.” Hannity didn’t ask her who specifically she was accusing of corruption.

ON THE FUNDAMENTALS: “Well, it was an unfair attack on the verbage [sic] that Senator McCain chose to use because the fundamentals, as he was having to explain afterwards, he means our workforce, he means the ingenuity of the American people.”

WHAT THE ECONOMY IS: “Certainly it is a mess though, the economy is a mess.”

WHY WE DON’T HAVE AN ENERGY POLICY, UNLESS YOU COUNT THE ONE CHENEY CREATED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: “Yes it is gridlock and it’s ridiculous. That’s why we don’t have an energy policy. That’s why there hasn’t been the reform of the abuse of the earmark process.” Actually, the reason there hasn’t been reform of the earmark process isn’t because of partisan gridlock but the opposite: because both parties benefit from it.

“We sort of have a do-nothing Senate right now where nobody’s wanting to really pick up the ball and run with it and take the steps that we have to take to become more energy independent.” Does her plan for energy independence involve people running with balls, possibly on giant wheels?

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