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Tuesday, September 30

Gotcha! Indeed

Saw this story on the news last night.

Katie Couric spoke to McCain and Palin about Palin's comment on Saturday (which happened to be the same position as Obama's) about attacking Pakistan. During the debate, McCain was miffed when Obama stated his position out loud. Couric asked Palin if she was allowed to say her position out loud:

"We had a great discussion with President Zardari as we talked about what it is that America can and should be doing together to make sure that the terrorists do not cross borders and do not ultimately put themselves in a position of attacking America again or her allies," said Palin. "And we will do what we have to do to secure the United States of America and her allies."

"Is that something you shouldn't say out loud, Sen. McCain?" asked Couric.

"Of course not," replied McCain. "But, look, I understand this day and age of 'gotcha' journalism. Is that a pizza place? In a conversation with someone who you didn't hear ... the question very well, you don't know the context of the conversation, grab a phrase. Gov. Palin and I agree that you don't announce that you're going to attack another country ..."

"Are you sorry you said it?" questioned Couric.

"... and the fact ..." trailed McCain.

"Governor?" asked Couric.

"Wait a minute," interrupted McCain. "Before you say, 'is she sorry she said it,' this was a 'gotcha' sound bite that, look ...

"It wasn't a 'gotcha,'" said Couric. "She was talking to a voter."

After some further wrangling, Palin finally capitulated to McCain's defense of her. "... this is all about 'gotcha' journalism," she said. "A lot of it is. But that's okay, too."
Gotcha journalism? You say something to a voter, it's caught on television cameras and it's a "gotcha?" That's the best the McCain campaign could come up with?

ha. Gotcha!

you can watch the clip from the interview here.

See also this article: Sarah Palin? Leave the race before you further hurt women
  • 1) She doesn't understand politics.
  • 2) She doesn't understand her running mate (or didn't watch the debate).
  • 3) That voter, the one who asked the question, DID get her.
  • 4) She should drop out of the race (No explanation would be needed) and stop making women look bad.

See also Fareed Zakaria's slamming of Gov. Palin on CNN and her total lack of ability to even comprehend what is happening. She doesn't even understand the question.

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