Oct 01 2008

The Real Sarah Palin On Hugh Hewitt

Published by at 7:14 am under 2008 Elections,Sarah Palin

Today’s must listen.  And why Joe Biden could be in serious trouble in tomorrow’s debate. Who is the one who will be talking tongues to America: the hockey mom or the policy wonk who can name a 100 inside the beltway statistics and acronyms?

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “The Real Sarah Palin On Hugh Hewitt”

  1. Phil-351 says:

    Is the debate fixed? The ‘moderator’ (I use that term loosely) is in the tank for Obama/Biden? http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/01/vp-debate-moderator-pens-pro-obama-book/ Why is this being allowed to happen? Write to the CPD at jb@debates.org to lodge your protest. Moderators are supposed to be impartial. Not looking for financial gain based on the outcome!

  2. MerlinOS2 says:

    PuffHo has a post up with one of Palin’s debate opponents from her Alaska elections days and says she will be a tough cookie and do well if the campaign doesn’t have her on a short leash with specific marching orders that counter her best abilities.

  3. MerlinOS2 says:


    Many have suggested that Sarah can take advantage of that issue by in the initial introduction asking how the authors book is coming and turning the tide of tone against her from the start and placing this moderator into a position she will likely not recover from.

  4. MarkN says:

    They will replace the moderator. Maybe AJ can fill in.

  5. sbd says:

    This is off topic, but could not resist posting this “History Repeats Itself” moment.

    January 6, 1975, UNITED STATES EDITION
    FINANCE: Reviving the RFC?

    It’s a nightmare that shakes economists awake in a cold sweat: a big corporation goes bust because of a liquidity squeeze and this sets off a chain of events that turns a recession into a crushing depression.

    As the recession deepened last week, the illiquidity fear was very real. Thus, a number of powerful and diverse voices – including William McChesney Martin Jr., former Federal Reserve chairman; Felix G. Rohatyn, the New York investment banker; Henry Ford II; Frazar B. Wilde, chairman emeritus of Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. (opposite page), and the Democratic Party leadership – were pushing a controversial remedy to avert an economic calamity. They were calling for the revival of the long-defunct Reconstruction Finance Corp., which bailed out thousands of banks, railroads and businesses during the Depression through massive loans and investments.

    Congress killed the RFC in 1954 amid charges that it had been swayed by favoritism and political influence when making loans.

    Proponents of a new RFC say that the agency is needed because corporations are overburdened with debt at a time when sources of capital are drying up and the economy is slumping. They argue that there is simply no way for many financially troubled corporations to get needed capital unless it comes from a source – such as a new RFC – that does not now exist.

    Many opponents of a latter-day RFC assail it as socialistic and a bail-out for big business. Other critics warn that such an agency, drawing its funds from the U.S. Treasury, would simply worsen the country’s economic woes by fueling inflation. Still others question whether the agency is needed. They note that most of the RFC’s old lending functions have been taken over by the Small Business Administration, Department of Agriculture, Federal National Mortgage Association and other government agencies.

    According to investment banker Henry Kaufman of New York’s Salomon Brothers, the main beneficiaries would be big corporations that have been poorly managed and have run up big losses. He questions whether such firms deserve to be helped.


  6. Birdalone says:

    What some Brits think of Joe Biden at:
    http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/dominic-lawson/dominic-lawson-why-should-anyone-trust-joe-biden-946127.html Hope Biden invokes his coal-mining ancestors and Beretta/shotgun hybrid.

    Transcript of Hugh Hewitt’s interview of Sarah Palin for people who prefer to read:

    I’d like to think Gwen Ifill will be impartial enough, and Palin should ignore the issue. (though, am still outraged at both NPR’s Day to Day and PBS Newshour yesterday on their respective pieces about Obama and the Jewish vote. Hope every grandparent in FL disowns their grandchildren for listening to that Sarah Silverman trash – being immersed in MyBO was what changed me from a secular humanist back into a Jew)

    Heard Byron York this morning suggest Biden should spend his first two minutes apologizing to Palin for the media/liberal pile-ons.

    If Palin pivots to energy on questions about economy and national security, she’ll be fine. If she is as relaxed and confident as she was in the Nov 2006 gubernatorial debate.

  7. dave m says:

    I was just realizing what an Obama victory will mean – to the Left.

    The Left had better wake up and get Obama to lose.
    If Obama loses the Left can then scream racism and
    probably get a few more goodies in their goody bag,
    but if Obama wins, the Left will kill itself.
    You can win an election by stealth. You can get a nuclear
    warhead into New York City by stealth. You cannot
    destroy NYC by stealth, nor can you destroy the country
    by stealth. Once Obama begins to unfurl the Plan, most
    of the nation, except the crazed America-haters, will
    behold what has happened. It will be the end of the Left
    and the end of the mainstream media. It will also be the
    end of too many American lives, but that’s what happens
    when you elect a pacifist. You get a big war. Guaranteed.

  8. Birdalone says:

    Really interesting perspective on Palin in “Alaskan Foreign Policy
    By James P. Lucier
    Published 10/2/2008 12:08:25 AM” at:

    “…On August 12, Governor Sarah Palin addressed the 8th Annual Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region held in Fairbanks, hosted by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and sponsored by the University of Alaska. The Russian parliamentarians were included along with the Canadian, Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish legislators. They focused on human health in the region, particularly among the indigenous peoples common to all the nations. They talked about preserving renewable, non-renewable and alternative resources. Governor Palin reported on Alaska’s progress with the new gas pipeline and with alternative energy.

    UNTIL JOE BIDEN was nominated by the Democratic National Convention to be Vice President of the United States, it had never occurred to anyone that the chief qualification of a vice president was to be an expert on foreign policy. It was a drastic step but necessary when the Democrats saw they had a problem. Clearly, Barack Obama’s much-touted advisory board of 300 foreign policy experts was inadequate. They had to shore up a nominee whose only foreign policy experience to date had been to interfere in the elections in Kenya on behalf of his cousin, Raila Odinga. They realized he needed one more expert, the 301st , to give the nominee that gravitas necessary to wow the foreign policy establishment.

    So we find that Charles Gibson and Katie Couric have raised the bar. Their interviews with Governor Palin were all about foreign policy, at least the part they put on the air. It took a journalist from Montana, Frank Miele, to go to the transcripts of the whole interviews to show that 70 percent of what she said was left, metaphorically, on the cutting room floor. As Miele wrote, “You will see two Sarah Palins. The one sitting across from Charlie Gibson was nuanced, insistent and thoughtful, but the one that Gibson cut-and-pasted in the editing room was a cross between Ma Kettle and Dr. Strangelove.” …Katie Couric also left the best parts of Palin’s interview on the cutting room floor. …”

    I am finally beginning to believe in conspiracies.

    Really hope Palin can lob Freedom of Choice Act and Biden’s longtime leadership on the war on drugs “back-at-im” tonight.

  9. OLDPUPPYMAX says:

    Unfortunately Palin has spent the past month in the continual presence of a moron. McCain has spent 30 days hammering his piss-ant, weepy, bipartisan line into her. Rather than come out as a bright, committed conservative tonite, exited about the furure of the greatest nation on earth, she will probably come across as an apologetic, global warming dip-shit. Such is the legacy the great McCain will have left the republican party. You all watch the debate. I’m going to buy another Glock.

  10. dave m says:

    This site today looks a little bit hacked.
    Obama trooth squads??