Posted: 12 Sep 2008 11:53 AM CDT
As reported by ABC News, Charlie Gibson and the GOP vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, were walking along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, seemingly having a conversation about environmental policy and Gibson pointed out that there are areas that Palin and the Republican presidential candidate disagreed on, then proceeded to ask Palin "Do you still believe that global warming is not man-made? "
YouTube URL for video above found here.
The second part of the three exclusive ABC interviews with Sarah Palin has been completed and ABC News has released a small excerpt from that segment, dealing with environment.
Palin responded with "I believe that man's activities certainly can be contributing to the issue of global warming, climate change. Here in Alaska, the only arctic state in our union, of course, we see the effects of climate change more so than any other area with ice pack melting. Regardless, though, of the reason for climate change, whether it's entirely, wholly caused by man's activities or is part of the cyclical nature of our planet -- the warming and the cooling trends -- regardless of that, John McCain and I agree that we gotta do something about it and we have to make sure that we're doing all we can to cut down on pollution."
They go on to discuss whether it is critical as to how much man has to do with global warming with Palin attributing "some of man's activities to potentially causing some of the changes in the climate right now."
GIBSON: But I, color me a cynic, but I hear a little bit of change in your policy there. When you say, yes, now you're beginning to say it is man-made. It sounds to me like you're adapting your position to Sen. McCain's.
They move along to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge otherwise known as ANWR, where Palin favors drilling and McCain does not and they agree to disagree but she asserts she will continue to push for some sort of compromise.
These interviews will be seen on ABC as a primetime special tonight.
Excerpts from Part One of interview here and video of those excerpts here.
Posted: 12 Sep 2008 10:56 AM CDT
According to the recent USA Today/Gallup survey, Republicans have a good shot at taking Congress back in the next election.
Then there is this:
Read the whole thing and match it up with Rasmussen's new poll showing McCain ahead and then look over at Real Clear Politics poll averages, which shows McCain leading in 7 out of nine polls, with one (a previous Rasmussen poll) showing Obama ahead by one and one older one showing a tie, and we have sen the tides turn in the Republicans favor over the last two weeks, not only for the presidential race, but now conservatives have a chance to even take Congress back.
Is it any wonder that Democratic officials and supporters are starting to panic?
Posted: 12 Sep 2008 11:54 AM CDT
[Update] Excerpt from Part two of the interview found here.
YouTube URL here if the video isn't working properly.
I showed excerpts in the previous post of the released portions of the Sarah Palin interview with Charlie Gibson, video is now available and shown above.
More from TVNewser with Palin's quote "War has got to be a last option."
If the reaction from the left is anything to go by, Sarah did good and I think this interview will reaffirm conservatives that their support for Palin is the right thing and those new fans of Palin's will like her all the more for her confidence and honesty.
The only ones that seem to not like her interview answers, are Obama supporters, which shows me she did real good!!!
Jonathan Martin's Blogs, Sister Toldjah, The Corner, THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS, Hot Air, Weekly Standard and www.redstate.com
Keep an eye on the freakfest from the left over at memeorandum.
Posted: 11 Sep 2008 07:52 PM CDT
A note from Radarsite: It is a rare event that will bring me to watch MSM these days. Tonight's Charlie Gibson interview with Gov. Sarah Palin was one of these exceptions. And I am still trying to get the bad taste out of my mouth. If I ever doubted my reasons for refusing to watch the Big Three MSM networks, tonight's stain on the face of objective journalism did more than enough to confirm it.
There was indeed great hubris revealed during this first interview. But not the hubris of Sarah Palin's response that she did feel comfortable about her qualifications for the job of Vice President -- or, if necessary the President of the United States. No, the disgusting and embarrassing display of hubris came from the condescending and arrogant demeanor of CG. If anyone still doubts that there really is media bias rampant in our MSM, just watch this interview with an objective view.
Was this a true, unbiased interview, or just another hatchet job? Just another attempt to discredit the most dangerous new player in the game, and Obama's biggest threat? Throughout this entire ludicrous spectacle, as the unflappable Gov. Palin responded with dignified politeness to each and every attempt to trip her up, my blood boiled, and I swore to myself: Never again! Never again would I allow the stench of liberal hypocrisy and leftist MSM propaganda into my living room. It just takes too long to get rid of the odor.
Immediately following the first segment of this one way interrogation, ABC moved on to cover the rest of the important news of the day; and with a barely suppressed 'I-told-you-so' hubris, enthusiastically reported yet another American soldier's death in the bloody war in Afghanistan.
These are the battle lines which have been drawn so clearly now, between our leftist antiwar Bush-hating MSM and our shining hope for the future. Could our choices be any clearer?
Go Sarah, go!
Other WUA pieces about this interview:
Excerpts from interview here and video of those excerpts here.
Posted: 12 Sep 2008 11:55 AM CDT
[Update] Excerpt from Part two of the interview found here.
One of the excerpts, via ABC News, deals with experience, where Gibson asked Palin, "Can you look the country in the eye and say "I have the experience and I have the ability to be not just vice president, but perhaps president of the United States of America?"
VIDEO HERE of excerpts.
The first of the interviews conducted by Charlie Gibson with GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is complete and will be shown on World News Tonight. ABC has released excerpts of portions of the interview.
Palin's answer was clear in saying "I do".
Gibson followed up by asking "And you didn't say to yourself, "Am I experienced enough? Am I ready? Do I know enough about international affairs? Do I -- will I feel comfortable enough on the national stage to do this?"
Palin said she did not hesitate at all in agreeing to become John McCain's VP and when asked if that took hubris, her answer was as follows:
They discussed Palin's views on God when Gibson asked Palin about her words when she once said "Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God." He followed up by asking her "Are we fighting a holy war? "
Palin explained her answers as she and Gibson then discussed her son's heading to Iraq to serve.
Other excerpts deal with Palin's opinion about whether the Georgia and Ukraine should be put into NATO?
Palin answered in the affirmative saying both deserved to be included in Nato and then Gibson asked "And under the NATO treaty, wouldn't we then have to go to war if Russia went into Georgia?
PALIN: Perhaps so. I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you're going to be expected to be called upon and help.
When asked if Georgia was worth the United States going to war with Russia, Palin made it clear that being vigilant against larger powers taking over smaller Democratic countries and then went on to say we would have to be supportive of countries such as Georgia but that it didn't necessarily mean it had to lead to war or cold war.
She spoke of economic sanctions, diplomatic pressure and the help of allies in making sure that Russia does not take control of smaller Democratic countries.
More about the first interview between Gibson and Palin can be found at ABC News.
Palin sounded self assured and confident in her abilities to do the job she would be undertaking as vice president.
[Update] URL to a video portion of the interview can be found here.
Another video excerpt here.
[Update] Portions will run on Nightline tonight and ABC will be running a primetime special tomorrow night with the majority of the interview as per The Corner.
[Update] Additional note for clarification H/T to Hot Air- The quote that Charlie Gibson used about Sarah Palin's words about God and war, to which he insisted was an exact quote, wasn't exact nor the full quote, as is pointed out by Huffington Post.
Gibson said the exact quote from Palin was "Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God."
When Palin mentioned she wasn't sure that was the exact quote, Gibson assured her it was by saying "Exact Quote."
Huffpo, gives the full quote previously as "Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God. That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan."
Gibson used a quote that the Associated Press gave in their coverage.
YouTube video of the accurate original quote here.
Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:55 PM CDT
The Swamp reports that Governor Blagojevich compares the job of a Governor, which Sarah Palin is, with the job of a legislator, which as a Senator, Barack Obama is and applies it to who is "presidential material."
Illinois' Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich is a Barack Obama supporter who levels criticism at the Democratic Party for trying to belittle GOP vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin,s experience as Governor.
According to Blagojevich "The reality is, governors every day have to make decisions for better or for worse. That's part of the job. It's an executive position. And it's a position that is like what you're going to do when you're president."
His description of a legislator is "Legislators, they do different things. They debate and they pass their bills back and forth."
Blagojevich was speaking on WGN-AM's Spike O'Dell show in Chicago and he asserted he was a committed Obama supporter who thinks Obama will do "great things for America," and he thinks Democrats should move away from the experience argument and focus on issues.
He goes on to say "But governors make decisions, and I think it's a tactical mistake for the Democrats to question Gov. Palin's experience when she's been a governor of a state. I don't think the size of the state is relevant. It's the kinds of decisions you have to make as governor."
TIME headlines by saying Blagojevich "goes off message" but chatter on websites, blogs and forums indicate that others agree with the Illinois Governor that fighting the "experience" battle and giving the opposing party a chance to show the comparison between a Governors job and responsibilities and a Senators job and responsibilities, is a losing argument, and one that Democrats and supporters should steer clear from.
In the United States, governor refers to the chief executive of each state, not directly subordinate to the federal authorities, but the political head of the state.
In the United States a Senator is a member of the Senate which is a a deliberative body, with each state represented by two members, each giving equal representation of their state.
RedState puts together a chart which shows why trying to compare experience is a very bad idea for Democrats to do.
Posted: 11 Sep 2008 03:05 PM CDT
So panicked are those little scamps over at Daily Kos about Sarah Palin giving a good, effective interview tonight with ABC's Charlie Gibson, they are preemptively coming up with their excuses and their "spin."
One would think that after their attacks on Palin, her daughter and using Palin's youngest child Trig, who has Down Syndrome, failed and backfired against the left, Obama and Daily Kos, they would have learned about their conspiracy theories and tin foil hat moments, but noooooooooooooooooo, they didn't.
Todays tin foil hat theory from the those insane people at Daily Kos are about ear pieces and whether Sarah Palin will be wearing them for her series of interviews with Charlie Gibson to be shown tonight and tomorrow.
Detecting such a fraud will be difficult. Palin's wardrobe makes detection almost impossible. ABC is not about to scan Palin with a metal detector or pat her down. A receiver can be easily hidden in the small of her back or under a skirt. If she wears her hair down, even a large earpiece could be impossible to detect. Modern transmitters can operate over long distances and can use any of over 100 frequencies, making scanning those frequencies more difficult. (If anyone is in Alaska and would like to try scanning, look for upper VHF and UHF frequencies.) In the end, it is highly doubtful that we will ever know whether we are listening to Sarah Palin's answers or the answers of an unseen prompter.
This is a pathetically obvious attempt to justify to themselves how Palin will perform well in the interview and they are doing so before the interview even airs and before anyone knows whether Palin did well or not.
Topping it off and trying to sound reasonable, others have caught the "preemptive" attack fever and are pushing the same question.
The stink of desperation on these conspiracy nuts at Kos and Washington monthly has gotten to the point where one can almost smell their fear from across the Internet.
With supporters like these clueless wonders, is it any surprise that Barack Obama is flailing?
Sarah Palin and John McCain have awoken a deep seated panic fest among Democratic supporters and I am beginning to think some of these people need some serious mental help.
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