Thursday, September 11, 2008

Palin sticks to tight script during interview on ABC

If ever you needed proof that the McCain campaign has kept Palin hidden from the media on purpose, this exchange with Charlie Gibson on ABC World News Tonight should convince you:

Gibson: What if Israel decided it felt threatened and needed to take out the Iranian nuclear facilities?
Palin: Well, first, we are friends with Israel and I don't think that we should second guess the measures that Israel has to take to defend themselves and for their security.
Gibson: So if we wouldn't second guess it and they decided they needed to do it because Iran was an existential threat, we would cooperate or agree with that?
Palin: I don't think we can second guess what Israel has to do to secure its nation.
Gibson: So if it felt the need to defend itself by taking out Iran nuclear facilities, that would be alright?
Palin: We cannot second guess the steps that Israel has to take to defend itself.

Palin has clearly been prepped with the bare minimum when it comes to topics like Israel. You can almost hear McCain's foreign policy advisers repeating: Remember, Israel is our friend. We support them. But don't get into specifics about how we support them.

With the same repetitive, parrot-like performance that's defined her campaign stump speech this week ("I told Congress no thanks on that Bridge to Nowhere." "I put it on ebay." Blah, blah), Palin shows she doesn't have a thought in her head about issues of national importance, like Israel, except what someone has told her to say. Can't wait for that VP debate on Oct 2 (too bad it's not sooner).


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