27 September 2008

Cafferty on CNN commenting on Palin interview

Even if one ignores her "I were ill" misspeak, the rest of the statement is a rambling, unfocused response which is just an amalgamation of "talking points." This woman does not understand what is going on with the economy.

Cafferty: "I'm 65 and have been covering politics for a long time, and that is one of the most pathetic pieces of tape I have ever seen...she's supposed to know a little of this... that's pathetic."

Addendum: found the text of her reply elsewhere. This will save you the agony of having to listen to it --
COURIC: Why isn't it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries; allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

PALIN: That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, were ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the—it's got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health-care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we've got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.
It doesn't make sense. It's not logical thinking. "What the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-car reform..." WTF?? No wonder there are already a raft of videos comparing these comments to the Miss Teen South Carolina response about Americans' inability to read maps.

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