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McCain speaks for Palin

In case you slept in . . . John McCain doesn’t think citizens should be asking Palin questions, AND that we should ignore her statements that contradict McCain (or agree with Obama).

Let me get this straight . . . McCain surrogates bring up Biden when asked about the Couric interview this AM, and tell us to ignore questions from citizens?!

WASHINGTON (CNN)- Sen. John McCain retracted Sarah Palin’s stance on Pakistan Sunday morning, after the Alaska governor appeared to back Sen. Barack Obama’s support for unilateral strikes inside Pakistan against terrorists

“She would not…she understands and has stated repeatedly that we’re not going to do anything except in America’s national security interest,” McCain told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos of Palin. “In all due respect, people going around and… sticking a microphone while conversations are being held, and then all of a sudden that’s-that’s a person’s position… This is a free country, but I don’t think most Americans think that that’s a definitve policy statement made by Governor Palin.”

Saturday night, while on a stop for cheesesteaks in South Philadelphia, Palin was questioned by a Temple graduate student about whether the U.S. should cross the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan.

“If that’s what we have to do stop the terrorists from coming any further in, absolutely, we should,” Palin said

Here is a link to video of the Palin statement in Philly.…

I was talking to my wife about this, and she mentioned that it felt sexist for McCain to ‘retract’ Palin’s statement for her. She felt that McCain would have been better served letting Palin voice her own opinions, as it would help her seem more authentic. I explained that McCain can’t do that, AND attack Obama for holding similar views on this issue.

Will this get any play on Monday??


  1. In some senses, he has a right to be considering her woeful and blatant lack of credentials to be VP

    On the other hand, HE fucking chose her. The buck stops with McCain as far as I’m concerned. She was a bad hire. He made a catastrophically bad choice.  

  2. spacemanspiff

    You can’t expect her to answer questions with a microphone shoved in her face.

    I don’t know if this will get play. Palin’s gaffes and blunders have gotten to a point that nobody takes her seriously anymore.

    Did you peeps watch the new SNL skit?

    2 or 3 times Fey repeated practically verbatim what Palin had said in her interview.

    Caribou Barbie is writing for SNL now!

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