Palin can’t cite example of McCain calling for regulation

Raw Story: CBS’ Katie Couric talked with Sarah Palin about the economic crisis.

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COURIC: You’ve said, quote, “John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business.” Other than supporting stricter regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago, can you give us any more example of his leading the charge for more oversight?

PALIN: I think that the example that you just cited, with his warnings two years ago about Fannie and Freddie–that, that’s paramount. That’s more than a heck of a lot of other senators and representatives did for us.

COURIC: But he’s been in Congress for 26 years. He’s been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.

PALIN: He’s also known as the maverick though. Taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he’s been talking about–the need to reform government.

COURIC: I’m just going to ask you one more time, not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation?

PALIN: I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring ’em to you.

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5 thoughts on “Palin can’t cite example of McCain calling for regulation

  1. Thank you Katie Couric for the intelligently posed, all-important “follow up ” questioning without which no clear understanding of any complex political issue can be had. The overly relaxed, simplistic style interviewing of previous interviews with Governor Palin, did not in my view speak to the heart of the extremely important issues facing this ‘would-be” future vice-president. I was skeptical at first, I have been re-assured. The lost integrity of, at least part of the MSM, has been restored. I salute you, Madam Couric!

  2. Is it possible that anyone can listen to this and not understand that Palin’s answers are all vapid and meaningless? She is like a caricature of a politician. And the more she gets pinned down, the more she colloquializes the banter and tries to make it sound folksy.

    “I tell ya what wer doin'”

    “They’re comin’ here and um tellin’ ’em so.”

    “I’ll try ta find ya some an’ bring ’em to ya.”

    It’s all so…. Bushian.

  3. Gorn, Naomi Wolf describes exactly what they are up to with her here:

    I really do believe this is the game plan. They are seriously going to find a way to slide her in under the radar without Americans ever getting to ask her any real questions. As with Bush, they are staging everything, setting up the props around her, painting a picture and creating an illusion, with absolutely NO substance whatsoever.
    I simply cannot believe any of this is happening. You watch, they WILL cancel the VP Debate citing some bogus reason. We will not get to see her have to address anything of any significance.

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