Saturday, September 27, 2008

Palin is Ready? Please

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Copyright (c) 2005 Wendee Holtcamp


Quote of the day: "You're definitely a dork. But a good dork." - my daughter

This is a fantastic article in Newsweek: Palin is Ready? Please.

I watched the last half of the debate. It was interesting. I tried to get my kids to watch it but they didn't want to. I'm really looking forward to Thursday's Vice Presidential debate. I watched a video clip of Palin making a complete moron of herself with Katie Couric, and was even more astounded than I was before. Her reply on to Couric's question about the economic bailout is quoted verbatim in the Newsweek article, and absolutely dumbfounds me. Apparently I'm not the only one who was dumbfounded. This is what she said:

COURIC: Why isn't it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries; allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

PALIN: That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, were ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the—it's got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health-care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we've got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.

Um, hello?

2 comments:

Melissa Miller-Young said...

Kind of leaves you at a loss for words doesn't it, I know that is the effect she has on me....

WENDEE HOLTCAMP said...

I thought it hilarious that tonight when driving home from my daughter's school, she told me "What Palin said in that interview, that you have in your blog, I couldn't understand WHAT the heck she was talking about." ROFLOL! I said, I KNOW! That's the point! It made no sense...