“I think she’s very good,” Clinton said, praising Palin on Ryan Seacrest’s Los Angeles-based radio show Friday morning. “It’s amazing: she’s been thrust into the national spotlight with very little preparation and I think that, all things considered, you saw a very composed and effective debater last night.”
Praise for Palin’s debate performance aside, Clinton reiterated her support for her former Democratic rivals during the morning radio interview and said “the real issue is who is better for America.”
I still think she’s voting for McCain/Palin.
Good. I was praying that the Loose Cannon would emerge:
“Not really, she didn’t,” Clinton said in response to a question from host Barbara Walters about whether Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. wanted to join her one-time opponent on the Democratic ticket.
“The American people, for good and sufficient reasons, admire him,” Clinton said of McCain. “He’s given something in life the rest of us can’t match.”
When asked about Palin attracting Hillary voters, Bill says [video]:
We vote for some people because we identify with them on race or gender… Hillary never begrudged, for example, any African-Americans supporting Barack Obama and said, ‘Look I want my kids to know that they can grow up to be president and be whatever they wanted to be,’ So, you can’t tell someone else that the ground on which they make voting decision is irrational.”
I don’t know if my bias is clouding the way I’m interpreting this video, but it seems like Charlie Gibson is somewhat condescending in the interview. I Here’s the portion of the Gibson interview that aired last night:
Now, I don’t object to the line of questioning by Gibson – we should be asking questions. What I do object to is the way the left reacts one way for Obama and another for Palin. There was a chorus of outrage when Sen. Obama was asked by George Stephanopoulos about his connections with former terrorist William Ayers and the ever-controversial Rev. Wright. Now, well, they’re giddy:
Charlie was tricking her, and she didn’t know it, because she knows nothing about foreign policy or national politics.If she had, she’d have known that Gibson was really asking her if she agreed with Obama or McCain. Palin, stupidly, faked her answer, and agreed with Obama.
Yeah, John Aravosis is practically squealing with delight.
While I am certain that Joe Biden is likely to showcase his vast foreign policy knowledge, Sarah Palin needs to remember two words: Tripartite Plan.