Thursday, September 25, 2008

Palin's answer is blowin' in the wind

See if you can make sense of this nonsensical exchange between Sarah Palin and Katie Couric during their interview on CBS last night. Couric asked Palin if she supported the $700 billion bailout plan for the financial industry. Seems like a straightforward question. Here is Palin's response:

"I'm ill about the position that American is in and that we have to look at a $700 billion bailout. At the same time, we know that inaction is not an option and as John McCain has said, unless this nearly trillion dollar bailout, which is what it may end up to be, unless there are amendments in (Secretary of the Treasury) Paulson's proposal, really, I don't believe Americans are going to support this and we aren't going to support this. The interesting thing in the last couple of days that I have seen is Americans are waiting to see what John McCain will do on this program. They're not waiting to see what Barack Obama is gonna do. Is he gonna just (Palin licks her finger and wags it in the air) do this and see which way the political wind's blowing? They're waiting to see these amendments implemented in Paulson's proposal."

I'm not sure which Americans Palin is referring to, but I certainly haven't been holding my breath waiting to see what John McCain will do. Considering he said less than two weeks ago that the fundamentals of our economy were strong, he's hardly the expert. The only one blowing with the political wind is McCain.

The polls have Obama up by as much as 12% when it comes to who Americans trust on the economy. Those poll numbers led to McCain's antics yesterday when he announced he was suspending his campaign to deal with the financial crisis. According to McCain, we went from being financially strong to being on the verge of a Great Depression by Monday (yes, he said it) unless he gets involved. I think Palin's wind meter just exploded with hot air.


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