Just watched Palin's interview with Greta Van Sustern...
What bothers me most is Greta says 'I checked and crossed checked with sources who were in the room when you were being prepped....and the Africa thing never came up" "I checked as recently as yesterday..and nothing..."
My problem with that is...well, Greta, it was your Fox colleague, Carl Cameron who broke the story...why didn't YOU consult with Cameron and who told him if dead on accuracy is what you're after???
We're suppose to accept your word 'that you checked and checked...and that's it? Carl's office is just down the hall...did you check with him? She had every opportunity to say she had met with the reporter who broke the story...BUT nada. No chance.
Palin spoke of Darfur and 'actrocities'...but it was obvious to 'informed minds'...that she'd prepared this answer, she was not speaking in terms of her own 'acquired knowledge' of Africa. It was the same hollow/blank response when our favored Journalism Major (Palin) couldn't name a newspaper/magazine that she reads to keep abreast of issues (after several tries). It is very obvious that it would be very very easy.. for just about any reporter throw Palin off her feet with some rather commonly known knowledge if said reporter wanted to.
Palin is simply not a deep person...she doesn't get out much (Moose hunting doesn't count).
Palin went on to say 'people can see that we're not pretentious people...'
Ummm the famed photo of her daughter slinging that $700 Louis Vuitton bag is all over the internet--STILL. The montage of Palin's shoes is a site that would raise Imelda Marcos from dead (she is dead isn't she?).
When asked 'Why do you think you didn't capture the support of more women'...she answered she didn't know. But a few minutes later, she says ' perhaps being a conservative woman (plus the Roe v wade thing) is the divide between me and large numbers of women.'
Okay, Palin's not deep thinker nor multi-leveled academically speaking. But what she clearly is .. is a hustler, she's the type to suit up and jump into a football game with some guys drippin' in mud. That's the quality I think that appeals to the Nascar crowd. But being a hustler is the stronger quality because this can-do (one way or the other) approach is evens out the race against other contenders who are better educated or better prepared or with greater resources. We've seen the movie a million times - the plain clothes kid vs the prep school kid (and all his daddy's millions). And I have nothing against the 'hustler'...except..you can only hustle 'so far'. I don't think you can hustle (or con) your way into 1600 Pennsylvania and stay for 4 years. (Dubya had his bro as Gov in the deciding state...to prove my point).
If Palin puts her mind to this 2012 benchmark..she can clear it. but what she has to do.. is do what she's avoided so far...SHE HAS TO
HIT THE BOOKS. She must be able to demonstrate a wide range of knowledge..to get those women she didn't get, she must show thing that she can play the 'intell game'.
She also must get out more. She needs to know what minority cultures exist where in this vast landscape. Understanding Alaskans alone just ain't gonna cut it!
I'm certain other than MLK, she knows nothing about black life in America. I bet she thinks Taco Bell is Mexican owned thus the extent of Mexican/Latin American influences in the country. And yep, Sushi and how Japanese like whale meat's gotta be the extent of her Asian knowledge. She needs to spend a month in each of these cities - Boston, New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
She doesn't need to do Texas or any Red State...(in the youtube video - next to it was a video entitled 'Palin has the White Trash Vote' - and it's a serious report, not a joke!) But we all knew going in that's who Palin was sent to bond with..and she did so with ease. But nationally, America is made up of more than Rednecks and frontiersmen. And that otherside doesn't need to hear 'Dagnabbit and youbetcha' for 45 mins! It needs to see a dazzling display of brain power. The real deal.
So if Sarah is gonna play big leagues now, and no one can stop her...I hope she knows what's in-store, because all reporters aren't gonna be Greta Van Sustern and sure enough, she won't be the only woman in the round...which means blood will be spilled-
Oh...and Levi STILL HAS TO
marry her daughter, Bristol...if he doesn't and decides to cut and run... EVERYONE's gonna know it was all a scam to quiet the sh*tstorm that was gonna stir over her unwed pregnant teen daughter. Amazing, this kid's future and Palin's political future joined at the hip.
|Quoting Mariner (Reply 245):|
But I'm from Hollywood, I'm used to very expensive make-overs and my point remains
And Mariner, I'm in the thick of Hollywood..I know LPs & UPMs who can make a penny dance a mile. It's easy to go over budget in this biz..but on the preMaDonnas have that luxury to do so..and be asked onto subsequent project. Any first-time, above-the-line producer who pulls a 'Palin' will be working the indy circles afterwards (unless his box office receipts kicks ass)...but then again, it's extremely rare for a 'first-time, above-the-line producer' to really be calling the shots (Indy's excepted) -- that only happens when they bring a big chunk (if not all) the financing to the table...but then again..if he brings that big of a nut..he can 'preMaDonna' all he wants -- who's gonna say something?
[Edited 2008-11-10 23:35:17]