Well, Charlie Gibson wasn't quite the pushover that we were afraid of. And I'm not sure if this is going to change anyone's mind. But here is the interview between ABC's Charlie Gibson and Sarah Palin.
As previously noted, the Kaplan test prep people definitely drilled her head full of talking points. But I heard nothing from her that I haven't heard a hundred times from GWB. She didn't answer some questions. She answered others with the same response she gave to the previous question.
And the best part? She had no idea what the Bush Doctrine was. The goddam Bush Doctrine! That's like a prospective Yankees manager not knowing who Derek Jeter is. It's about two-thirds of the way in to the video clip. She filibusters a bit. And Charlie tries real hard not to give her a hint. Finally, he breaks down and explains it to her. It's embarrasing.
Snippets from the pieces that will be broadcast later are up there too. She's not a complete blithering idiot like GWB. (Although she seems to have the exact same opinions as he does. Change? Sure, yeah.) She's just somebody who has no real education in world, or even national, affairs. If she spent 20 years in government she may possibly be a reasonable choice. Assuming she actually learned anything. But so far, she hasn't.
This is a woefully unprepared human being. John McCain and the Republican Party should be ashamed of themselves for playing this sick joke on us.