Obama admits using tax policy to promote “fairness” not to raise revenue
Ladies and gentlemen, when Barack Obama succeeds, the country fails. Look no further than this interview with Charlie Gibson: GIBSON: All right. You have, however, said you would favor an increase in the capital gains tax. As a matter of fact, you said on CNBC, and I quote, “I certainly would not go above what existed under Bill Clinton,” which was 28 percent. It’s now | Read More »
Palin’s Clear and Unambiguous Language and World View Refreshing
A term like the “Bush Doctrine” will only achieve some sort of lasting meaning with the passage of time. Currently, the term is NOT in the popular lexicon. Ask your friends and coworkers or the clerk at WalMart. Knowledge of the term, “Bush Doctrine”, contrary to pundits and so-called journalists, is not a prerequisite to understanding US foreign policy. In fact, harping on this term | Read More »
Of Sarah Palin, Charlie Gibson And Bad Journalism
I have yet to see the interviews between Sarah Palin and Charlie Gibson but I have read the transcript and examined the commentary that followed. None of it reflected well on Charlie Gibson, who usually does a good job in his interviews but who botched this one. The most egregious botching, of course, came when Gibson stated that the Bush Doctrine stated that the United | Read More »
Didn’t that take some hubris, Charlie?
I watched the ABC World News program on September 11th, and my initial reaction was that Governor Sarah Palin acquitted herself well in the interview, and did no harm to the McCain/Palin ticket. I also thought Charlie Gibson was the caricature of the Washington DC media elite who believe that anyone who has not achieved membership in their “ruling class aristocrat club” through appearances on | Read More »
What Palin Really Said About Russia
Here are some of the headlines which followed Charlie Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin: Palin Would Support War With Russia — SF Chronicle Palin Talks Tough On Iran, Russia in ABC Interview — LA Times Palin Leaves War Option With Russia Open — Sun Sentinel Palin Talks Tough About Russia — UPI Palin Casually Speaks of War With a Nuclear Armed Russia — OpEd News | Read More »
Go, Charlie Gibson, Go!
You know… some of you here on Redstate might call me naive. Others may perceive a certain… sarcasm in this post… but such sarcasm is entirely in the eyes of the beholder. Really. I swear to Obama. But watching the last two nights of Charlie Gibson’s interview of Gov. Palin, I simply can’t wait for his next act! At last! At last, we the American | Read More »
In Case You Live Under A Rock
In case you missed it, here is the rundown of ABC’s hack job of an interview with Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) by their chief pontificator, Professor Demeritus Charlie Gibson (D-LOL), and the subsequent drive-by media belligerence. This article specifically addresses her statements about praying that the Iraq war is a mission from God. http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/09/12/abc-edits-out-palin-objection-to-holy-war-question/ ABC News… Woeful. Stay fervent in prayer, God is not unresponsive | Read More »
MI Morning Update
53 Days until Election Day September 12, 2008 QUOTE OF THE DAY: "There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you, and that man is John McCain." -Sarah Palin, Republican Vice Presidential Nominee MORNING UPDATE: PALIN ANSWERS QUESTIONS…in her first nationally televised interview, Sarah Palin held her own, answering directly and with confidence where she and John McCain stood | Read More »
Talking Points Memo Does Not Understand The NATO Charter
TPM’s David Kurtz headlines an excerpt of Gov. Palin’s interview with Charlie Gibson tonight “Palin Foreign Policy: War with Russia.” Kurtz is working off an alarmist ABC News headline “EXCLUSIVE: GOV. SARAH PALIN WARNS WAR MAY BE NECESSARY IF RUSSIA INVADES ANOTHER COUNTRY” Unfortunately for Kurtz’s effort to make Gov. Palin into Dr. Strangelove, his post includes a direct quote from the interview: GIBSON: And | Read More »
Palin Is Not Backing Off Her “Task From God” Statement. The Media Is Because The Media Got It Wrong.
This is a silly headline from the Politico. Jonathan Martin’s title is “Palin backs off “task from God” statement.” It looks to me like the media is backing off. As characterized by the media, Palin allegedly said the troops to Iraq were on a “task from God.” But that is not what Palin said. And she is not backing off what she said. She is | Read More »
Palin’s memory better than Gibson’s research skills?
Let’s set the scenario: GIBSON: You said recently, in your old church, “Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God.” PALIN: You know, I don’t know if that was my exact quote. GIBSON: Exact words. PALIN: But the reference there is a repeat of Abraham Lincoln’s words when he said — first, he suggested never presume to know what | Read More »