Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin took questions from the press today for the first time since she was announced as Senator John McCain’s running mate. After visiting ground zero in New York she allowed a select few reporters to ask questions. She answered a grand total of four questions, two about the War on Terror, one about the reelection of Alaskan congressmen, and the fourth about the planned economic bailout package. The interview went like this:
PALIN: Every American student needs to come through this area so that, especially this younger generation of Americans is, to be in a position of never forgetting what happened here and never repeating, never allowing a repeat of what happened here. I wish every American would come through here. I wish every world leader would come through here, and understand what it is that took place here and more importantly how America came together and united to commit to never allowing this to happen again. And just to hear and from and see these good New Yorkers who are rebuilding not just this are but helping to rebuild America has been very, very inspiring and encouraging. These are the good Americans who are committed to peace and security and its been an absolute honor getting to meet these folks today.
CNN: On the topic of never letting this happen again, do you agree with the way the Bush administration has handled the war on terrorism, is there anything you would do differently?
A: I agree with the Bush administration that we take the fight to them. We never again let them come onto our soil and try to destroy not only our democracy, but communities like the community of New York. Never again. So yes, I do agree with taking the fight to the terrorists and stopping them over there.
POLITICO: Do you think our presence in Iraq and afghan and our continued presence there is inflaming islamic extremists?
A: I think our presence in Iraq and Afghanistan will lead to further security of our nation, again, because the mission is to take the fight over there. do not let them come over here and attempt again what they accomplished here, and that was some destruction. terrible destruction on that day. but since September 11, Americans uniting and rebuilding and committing to never letting that happen again.
POLITICO: Do you support the reelection bids of embattled Alaska Republicans, Rep. Don Young and Sen. Ted Stevens?
A: Ted Stevens trial started a couple days ago. We’ll see where that goes.
JERSEY JOURNAL: What do you think of bailout package before congress?
A: I don’t support that until the provisions that Sen. McCain has offered are implemented in Paulson’s proposals.
xPirate offers his opinion: First of all, did Sarah Palin even answer the first two questions or did she completely talk about something else? I guess she answered the first one, but how valid can a statement that begins with, “I agree with the Bush administration…” be? She totally dodged the second question altogether. She basically just said her answer to the first question in different words. Yes, Sarah, we know that taking the war over there is safer for our country, but that has nothing to do with whether it’s pissing off Islamic extremists. On to the third question, what a wonderful response. I have no idea what’s going on with Ted Stevens, nor after reading this interview do I know if he has Sarah Palin’s support. Good job, Sarah, you finally answered a question the fourth time around! Way to be a true leader there, following close behind your political running mate. Her first press release and this is what she gives us? I think I have a new slogan…McCain Palin, they’ll ignore the issues the same way they ignore questions from the press. Okay, so it needs some work.
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