Well, day one, you bring in everyone around that table, too, you bring in the congressional leadership, and, assuming that there will be, certainly, Democrats, at that table, that’s good, too, these are gonna be bipartisan approaches that must be taken, I have that executive experience also having formed a cabinet up there in Alaska that, you know, we’ve got independents and Democrats and Republicans whom I have appointed to our administrative positions to that, we have the best of ideas coming together in order to best serve the people. John McCain, too, he’s been known as the maverick to take on his own party when need be, to reach over the aisle and work with the other party also. Now, Barack Obama has not been able to do that, he’s gone with, what is it, 96 percent of the time with Democrat leadership. Not having that, I think, ability or willingness to work with the other side. So as an executive, we need to create that team that is full of good ideas and not let obsessive partisanship get in the way, as we start taking the measures to shore up our economy, which already Congress is working on with the rescue package, with some of the bailout packages, the provisions in there that can work, too, but it’s gonna take everybody working together. ~Sarah Palin
Got all that? You need to have the people with the good ideas who will work with others–good call! She is also in favor of some bailouts, but not those crazy Democratic bailouts:
But now that we’re hearing that the Democrats want an additional stimulus package or bailout package for what, hundreds of billions of dollars more, this is not a time to use the economic crisis as an excuse for reckless spending and for greater, bigger government and to move the private sector to the back burner and let government be assumed to be the be-all, end-all solution to the economic challenges that we have. That’s what’s scaring me now about hearing that the Democrats have an even greater economic bailout package, but we don’t know all the details of it yet and we’ll certainly pay close attention to it.
Yes, this crisis is not something to be used to promote bigger government! Drawing a line in the sand! Oh, wait:
Now, as for the economic bailout provisions and the measures that have already been taken, it is a time of crisis and government did have to step in playing an appropriate role to shore up the housing market to make sure that we’re thawing out some of the potentially frozen credit lines and credit markets, government did have to step in there.
Following up on an earlier question that misrepresented an NR article about Palin, Palin offered this remark:
You have that, that combination and I think that some in the media, maybe in The National Review [bold mine-DL], they don’t know what to make of that, they’re like, gee, she’s, you know, where’d she come from, surely, you know, it should be our job I think they assume is to, pick and, and be negative and, and find things to mock and, that’s just I guess part of the political game, I guess.
Not that we should expect Palin to know that some of her most die-hard, adoring fans are at National Review (that would require her either to read NR or be briefed about it at some point), but this exchange is a useful example of a pattern in Palin’s answers that doesn’t get mentioned all that often. She will latch on to a certain phrase or a detail in something the questioner says and she will use it to elaborate on her response, even though in doing so it underscores how generic and largely meaningless her answer is. Having been prompted to talk about something in The National Review, as the interviewer made a point of calling it, she came back to it later to fill out another answer, and unintentionally lumped in some of her strongest apologists with her worst critics. It has ceased being funny and has just become sad.
Palin said later:
Thankfully, too, the American public is seeing clearer and clearer what the choices are in these tickets.