Saturday, October 04, 2008

Palin Whines, Katie Wouldn't Let Her Slime Obama

"The Sarah Palin in those interviews was a little bit annoyed".
No, she's not vapid, or, dumb, or an idiot.

Her interview with Katie Couric was not, as Keith Olbermann put forth, the "smoking gun of stupidity".

Mommy Moose was just, darn it, annoyed.

In a post-debate interview with Fox News' Cal Cameron (you can watch it here), the Wasilla Whiz Kid unloaded, annoyed, steaming that Katie Couric wouldn't let her slime and smear Barack Obama, instead, as we saw, simply lobbing the softest of softballs at her.

It was not, as Palin's spokesperson, Meg Stapleton, offered, Palin merely "jumping to the next question"

Matthew DeLong, over on The Washington Independent caught this gem;

Said Stapleton;
“I think what she’s doing is she leaps ahead and anticipates the next question. In this case, I think, obviously she’s very well familiar with Exxon Valdez. Not only that, it impacts her family. It impacts every single Alaskan, and so she is very familiar with it. I think she just starts getting to, ‘OK, so I bring up Exxon. What’s next?’ And she starts then getting into this battle in the weeds. So, I think, she is working her hardest to answer the questions, at the same time that she’s also jumping ahead and jumping to the next question, before she’s answering the first.”
Well, I suppose, you can be "jumping to the next question" and be annoyed at the same time.

So, what did Mommy Moose want to do with the Couric interview?

Well, as ABC News noted, she wanted to do a "Do Over".
"OK, I'll tell you honestly," Palin said, "the Sarah Palin in those interviews is a little bit annoyed because it's like, man, no matter what you say, you're going to get clobbered. If you choose to answer a question, you are going to get clobbered on the answer. If you choose to try and pivot and go on to another subject that you believe that Americans want to hear about, you get clobbered for that, too."

Palin added, "In those Katie Couric interviews I did feel that there were a lot of things that she was missing in terms of an opportunity to ask what a vice presidential candidate stands for -- what the values are represented in our ticket. I wanted to talk about Barack Obama increasing taxes, which would lead to killing jobs, wanted to talk about his proposal to increase government spending by another trillion dollars. Some of his comments that he has made about the war that I think may, in my world, disqualifies someone from consideration as the next commander in chief. ... I wanted to talk about things like that. So, I guess I have to apologize about being a little annoyed, but that is also an indication of being outside that Washington elite, outside of the media elite, also, and just wanted to talk to Americans without the filter and let them know what we stand for."
The handlers at the Sedona gulag, where Palin is encased most of the time, must have worked overtime, for she rattled off to Cameron all the things she reads, ripped off Supreme Court cases and, along with being annoyed, also admitted that, perhaps she was also "kind of flippant".

So, the vibe going forward must be, to interview the Republican candidate for Vice President, you must not ask simple, everyday questions.

No softballs, no inquiries a sixth-grade civic student could snap off an answers, while chewing gum at the same time.

You just have to let "Palin be Palin", and allow her to regurgitate the campaign talking points.

That's it.

Otherwise, she'll be "whinin' atch'ya"

Bonus Palin Pouting Riffs

Steven D: Katie Couric is an Annoying

Sam Stein: Palin On Fox News: Couric Annoyed Me

TBogg: Oh. My. Gawd.

Brad: Can it get any worse?

Elmera Gantry

The 1,001 Points of Light

Bonus Bonus

This one's for you, Sarah!


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