Thursday, September 11, 2008

Palin and the Bush Doctrine

Well, the uber Left is in full howl, claiming that Palin didn't answer Charlie's attempt at trickery by using open ended questions. It didn't work. She gave him an open ended answer to each open ended question and a specific answer to each specific question.

You know chums, asking and answering questions is an art that all good sales people learn. This lady is good. Very good. But don't take my word for it, here is an excerpt from the transcript.

But first a warning to you uber Lefties. Reading transcripts rather than Leftie blogs may cause your head to explode.

Here we go:

GIBSON: Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?

PALIN: In what respect, Charlie?

GIBSON: The Bush -- well, what do you -- what do you interpret it to be?

PALIN: His world view.

That's a beautiful and accurate answer to a BS question.

GIBSON: No, the Bush doctrine, enunciated September 2002, before the Iraq war.

PALIN: I believe that what President Bush has attempted to do is rid this world of Islamic extremism, terrorists who are hell bent on destroying our nation. There have been blunders along the way, though. There have been mistakes made. And with new leadership, and that's the beauty of American elections, of course, and democracy, is with new leadership comes opportunity to do things better.

That's exactly what Bush announced. We were going to take a hard line military approach. See "War and Decision" by Feith.

GIBSON: The Bush doctrine, as I understand it, is that we have the right of anticipatory self-defense, that we have the right to a preemptive strike against any other country that we think is going to attack us. Do you agree with that?

PALIN: I agree that a president's job, when they swear in their oath to uphold our Constitution, their top priority is to defend the United States of America.

I know that John McCain will do that and I, as his vice president, families we are blessed with that vote of the American people and are elected to serve and are sworn in on January 20, that will be our top priority is to defend the American people.

Ah, Charlie finally asked a specific question regarding a tactic of the Bush Doctrine and he got a specific answer.

At that point his head must have been ready to fall off his shoulders. Because he asked the question again.

GIBSON: Do we have a right to anticipatory self-defense? Do we have a right to make a preemptive strike again another country if we feel that country might strike us?

PALIN: Charlie, if there is legitimate and enough intelligence that tells us that a strike is imminent against American people, we have every right to defend our country. In fact, the president has the obligation, the duty to defend.

You gotta love it. Her first answer was specific, but left plenty of room for the Left to criticize her. So what does this big time TV journalist do?? Gives her a chance to nail down the details.

It sure looks to me as if she answered the question.

Here. Read the rest.


A ROF's trip downtown

The other day I went downtown to run a few errands. I went into the local coffee shop for a snack. I was only there for about 5 minutes. When I came out, there was this cop writing out a parking ticket.

I said to him, 'Come on, man, how about giving a retired person a break?' He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. His insensitivity annoyed me, so I called him a 'Nazi.' He glared at me and then wrote out another ticket for having worn tires.

So I proceeded to call him 'doughnut eating Gestapo.' He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he wrote a third ticket when I called him a moron in blue. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I talked back to him the more tickets he wrote.

Personally, I didn't really care. I came downtown on the bus. The car that he was putting the tickets on had one of those bumper stickers that said, 'Obama in '08'. I try to have a little fun each day now that I'm retired. The doctor tells me that it's really important to my health.

Thanks to Mike L!

Yes he did it on purpose

Not that I care for Palin. She is able to take care of herself and politics is a blood sport. But this posturing by Hussein and his minions is making them look really stupid.

Four days before the infamous "lipstick on a pig" remark by Sen. Obama, Gov. Sarah Palin was depicted as the lipstick-wearing porcine embodiment of "Federal Budget Earmarks" in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch cartoon by R.J. Matson (see picture at right; h/t tipster Chuck Hodges).


K thru 12, 4 years college, 2 years internship

You have to wonder what they teach.... I didn't get a good look, but I hope he gets further instructions before he decides to milk...

My thanks to Mike L.