Gov. Palin was asked to name other US Supreme Court cases with which she disagreed, in addition to Roe.
Her hedging answer was designed more to avoid letting anyone know what her opinion might be about anything potentially controversial than anything else, I think.
I don’t know what her GPA was out of University of Idaho, but I’d give her an A in prevarication, obfuscation and disillumination.
She was on a conservative radio show today, and said:
“I have a degree in journalism also, so it surprises me that so much has changed since I received my education in journalistic ethics all those years ago,” Palin said when asked by Hewitt whether the Gibson and Couric interviews felt like “pop quizzes designed to embarrass” her. “I’m going to take those shots and those pop quizzes and just say that’s okay, those are good testing grounds. That makes somebody work even harder. It makes somebody be even clearer and more articulate in their positions. So really I don’t fight it. I invite it.”
Emphasis mine, obviously. Quoted here. Just leave aside the peculiar grammar. I mean there’s no way she could be less clear or less articulate, is there? Is there? while speaking English?
I also apparently should go back to school, because I don’t see how it is unethical for a journalist to ask a political candidate what newspapers and magazines she reads. Is that a gotcha? I don’t see how. I doubt she reads much of what I read (she would be able to speak more coherent English, if she did, I imagine, from the better examples before her), but I don’t think my reading list should be everybody’s reading list…of course, that’s one of the big differences between Gov. Palin and me.
DB: Pop Quiz, Governor!
PALIN: Well OK! that’s OK! ask away!
DB [grins maniacally]: What shampoo do you use?
PALIN: Oh, I really couldn’t say, now, db, probably, in my lifetime, you know–well, I’d have ta say, you know, that if John McCain and I, we’re so privileged to be blessed and elected to govern this great nation, that would be a way to create jobs and cut taxes on ordinary people. Job creation is so important.
DB: But, Governor, you didn’t answer my question. I see you have very shiny hair, and I wondered what shampoo you use.
PALIN: … I’m gonna have to get back to ya on that, db.
There’s about as much sense in fudging the newspaper answer the way she did.