Saturday, September 13, 2008

Half-Glassed Gibson's Line of Questioning Contrast Palin v. Obama

Hot Air quotes Anchoress. Also we have some "edited-out" portions of the interview for your consideration, below.

Think that Half-Glassed Gibson had an agenda?


How does it feel to break a glass ceiling?
How does it feel to “win”?
How does your family feel about your “winning” breaking a glass ceiling?
Who will be your VP?
Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP?
Will you accept public finance?
What issues is your campaign about?
Will you visit Iraq?
Will you debate McCain at a town hall?
What did you think of your competitor’s [Clinton] speech?


Do you have enough qualifications for the job you’re seeking?
Specifically have you visited foreign countries and met foreign leaders?
Aren’t you conceited to be seeking this high level job?
Questions about foreign policy
-territorial integrity of Georgia
-allowing Georgia and Ukraine to be members of NATO
-NATO treaty
-Iranian nuclear threat
-what to do if Israel attacks Iran
-Al Qaeda motivations
-the Bush Doctrine
-attacking terrorists harbored by Pakistan
Is America fighting a holy war? [misquoted Palin]

What a load of........

To the edits. Portions in bold were not broadcast. These were assembled by Mark Levin.

PALIN: But the reference there is a repeat of Abraham Lincoln’s words when he said — first, he suggested never presume to know what God’s will is, and I would never presume to know God’s will or to speak God’s words.

But what Abraham Lincoln had said, and that’s a repeat in my comments, was let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God’s side.

That’s what that comment was all about, Charlie.

And I do believe, though, that this war against extreme Islamic terrorists is the right thing. It’s an unfortunate thing, because war is hell and I hate war, and, Charlie, today is the day that I send my first born, my son, my teenage son overseas with his Stryker brigade, 4,000 other wonderful American men and women, to fight for our country, for democracy, for our freedoms.

Charlie, those are freedoms that too many of us just take for granted. I hate war and I want to see war ended. We end war when we see victory, and we do see victory in sight in Iraq.

Although there are other edits presented by Levin, I think the above were by far the most telling--revealing both Palin's actual thoughts AND Half-Glassed Gibson's desire to paint a less-than-accurate picture of Palin.

The whole thing can be found here.

HT: NewsBusters


RAG said...

Intereting that the New York Times jumped called Palin's reticent answer on the "Bush doctrine" a sign of her ineptness while the Washington Post, hadly pro-Palin, points out there are as many as four different incarnations of the "Bush doctrine" and she was right to ask clarification.

discalcedyooper said...

It was quite apparent that Palin had never heard of the term, let alone was discriminating between different views of the Bush doctrine. Charlie Gibson as dragon slayer. What a fucking joke.

Dad29 said...

Actually, as others have pointed out, "Bush Doctrine" is not exactly common parlance--much less common knowledge.

And since it's gone through 4 morphs, it may not be "doctrine," but rather a collection--Sayings of Chairman Bush---

LarryD said...

Network news sucks. Thank goodness for the internet.

blamin said...

Excellent post! Kind-of laid out for all to see. Unfortunately it won’t change to many minds, Obama supporters tend to be “see no evil, hear no evil” kind-of people. McCain supporters (cough) know what the alternative is.

But hey, if you influenced even 1 “independent” you’ve succeeded.

Bernard Brandt said...

I will invite you to read my recent weblog entry, in which I have received enlightenment: the news media are not there to present the news: they are there as entertainment, specifically, to play the part of the hypocrite of Greek and Roman Drama.

More enlightenment may be found here:


thoughtfulconservative said...

I had never heard of the Bush Doctrine before this brouhaha (at least, I don't think I had--maybe the brain cells containing the memory had been purged.).