The real story tonight is the economic crisis, Paulson’s proposed $700 billion bailout, and McCain suspending his campaign in order to posture as some sort of action hero. I certainly want to write about that twisted tale, but tonight I don’t have time to do it justice.
The other story that’s roiling the blogosphere is less important, but much simpler to capture in a post. I refer to Sarah Palin’s interview with Katie Couric.
Palin babbles incoherently, to the point where I’m actually feeling sorry for her humiliation.
There’s another, equally bad excerpt from the Couric interview here.
It’s obvious what’s going on. Republican experts have been tutoring Palin for four weeks now, filling her head full of important facts. (Remember this post?) Palin can’t keep any of it straight in her head; it comes out in this interview like an audio tape that has been cut into strips and then spliced together again in a random order. Health care reform / job creation / tax relief / reduced spending —
trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today
— none of which has anything to do with the question Couric asked.
Actually this is an important story, because Palin could be “a heartbeat away from the presidency” as of January 20. This is John McCain’s pick for Vice President?! It’s utterly indefensible.