Sarah Palin had her first big interview (6 parts) this week since being selected as John McCain’s running mate. Paul F. Villareal made the video’s available at YouTube.
Of course, ABC played it for as much air time as they could… including repeating sections of the interview on 20/20 last night.
Let’s see, Thursday “World News”, Thursday “Nightline”, Friday “World News”, Friday “20/20″, Friday “Nightline”. I’m assuming the advertising dollars were substantial. If the new season of “Lost” had started by now, they might have included bits of the interview there as well. I suppose they still can.
I’ve watched all of them, and my impression is:
Sarah showed she can handle herself just fine.
Palin is ready to take and articulate her positions and
I’m still getting caught up on things political. Like, Laura Ingraham is now doing a weekly show on Fox called “Just In”. I have yet to see it, but if you’re a fan of her radio program, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
Speaking of Laura’s radio show, evidently she’s in the middle of some kind of contract thing with her network. There’s a lot of squawking here and there (I got an email saying she’s being shut down). However, Laura says everything is okay, and she’ll be back on the radio soon enough. Sit tight folks.
This will probably derail the hearings that had just begun at Gitmo for six members of the 9/11 conspiracy. By granting the unlawful combatants habeas corpus, the court has now eliminated the main reason for the military tribunal system – and for that matter, Gitmo itself. If the detainees can access American courts, they may as well be held
John Hawkins at Right Wing News today proclaimed an about-face on his position regarding John McCain. Granted, Hawkins is not make a huge shift in position, since he has shared the same opinion of many of us that McCain is far from conservative and not what we consider the ideal candidate. But he has also shared the opinion of many of us that we need to support McCain regardless in order to avoid the inevitable catastrophe that the Democrats would foist upon us if they take the White House.
Now, he is convinced that he cannot support McCain.
I have a lot of respect for John Hawkins and I even understand his reasoning on this topic, as it appears very likely that McCain has not …
Geraldine Ferraro is the next contestant on “Who Wants The Most Media Attention?”. Today she resigned from Hillary’s Finance Committee because of remarks considered racist regarding Obama. She had essentially said that Obama’s campaign was having such huge success because he was black (Hillary’s gender has nothing to do with her success). Of course, Ferraro probably thinks Hillary is just like any other candidate because Geraldine set the pace for women when she ran as the Vice-Presidential candidate with Walter Mondale in 1984.
I agree with Sister Toldjah that all of the resigning and apologizing is getting old really fast. Ferraro is a little different in that she doesn’t seem to think she’s said anything wrong, so hasn’t apologized. In her letter to Clinton …
I’m still a little overwhelmed by the events of Valentine’s Day.
People died or were injured and should not have been. It never should have happened. As with any other shooting of this type, we will have days of analysis about the drugs that this young man stopped taking, about the easy availability of the weapons he used, and why stronger measures need to be put in place to limit the availability of these weapons from unstable members of the public.
What a bunch of nonsense.
I was hit with a surprisingly poignant question from my wife after the death toll was first announced:
Ann Coulter wants to campaign for Hillary if McCain is nominated… geez. She’s out of line, but that’s like saying Michael Savage is a little extreme. Really, this is nothing more than a lot of self-aggrandizing noise.
What’s really painful is how the MSM sees people like Coulter and Savage as reps for the conservative movement… that too is off the mark and we need to find appropriate ways to show what conservatism really means.
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