The McCain campaign's glacially slow rollout of Palin to the national media will probably come to a screeching halt after her ridiculous performance on the CBS Evening News. Her cringe-inducing answers to every question Couric posed should be enough to send her to the Siberia of media interview schedules. The best was her answer to a question about her foreign policy credentials. Palin said she's qualified because she lives in a state that borders Canada by land and Russia by sea and when Putin flys to the U.S., he goes over Alaska (she really said it). But another excerpt from Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric has not gotten enough media play. It deals with the bailout bill and it is downright laughable.
COURIC: "Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? … Instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?"
PALIN: "Ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up the economy– Oh, it’s got to be about job creation too. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions."
The bailout has nothing in the world to do with health care reform. A middle-school student could have come up with a more intelligent answer. It proves that Palin has absolutely NO knowledge of the issues on her own. She's been spoon-fed information by McCain advisers for weeks and clearly hasn't been able to retain all the facts swimming in her head. Without a cheat sheet, or notes written on her palm, she clearly can't perform. Anyone who still thinks Palin is capable of being VP, much less President, perhaps needs to have their IQ tested along with Palin.