Oh man, this has to be too much even for conservatives. Palin is the new Reagan?
Couric: Gov. Palin, since our last interview, you’ve gotten a lot of flak. Some Republicans have said you’re not prepared; you’re not ready for prime-time. People have questioned your readiness since that interview. And I’m curious …
Couric: … to hear your reaction.
Palin: Well, not only am I ready, but willing and able to serve as vice-president with Sen. McCain if Americans so bless us and privilege us with the opportunity of serving them, ready with my executive experience as a city mayor and manager, as a governor, as a commissioner, a regulator of oil and gas.
McCain: This is not the first time that I’ve seen a governor being questioned by some quote, “expert.” I remember that Ronald Reagan was a “cowboy.” President Clinton was a governor of a very small state that had “no experience” either. (laughter) I remember how easy it was gonna be for Bush I to defeat him. I still recall, whoops, that one. But the point is I’ve seen underestimation before. I’m very proud of the excitement that Gov. Palin has ignited with our party and around this country. It is a … level of excitement and enthusiasm, frankly, that I haven’t seen before. And I’d like to attribute it to me. But the fact is that she has done incredible job. And I’m so proud of the work that she’s doing.
Woooo Boy. This reminds me of when a GM or an owner gives a manager a vote of confidence. You know it’s only a matter of time before the guy is meat.
Go the CBS site and watch the entire video. Every time Palin talks, McCain jumps in, like an overprotective dad concerned that his child might make a mistake. In some ways, it’s worse than what we saw last week — her leash is so short now that McCain feels it necessary to be in the same damn room now.
The irony, of course, is that Palin’s answers this time are fairly coherent. Too bad Daddy Mac — or should we say Mac Daddy? — has decided she can’t be trusted to open her mouth without another adult in the room.
I wonder if he will sit next to her during the Vice Presidential debate?