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palin-tology [Oct. 1st, 2008|11:53 am]
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Busy today; some quick videos and such...

Palin can't name a newspaper she reads:

This is just weird - maybe she was just caught off-guard or something? But Couric's technique of asking an easy question, getting a reasonable response, and then following up seems to lead to bad results for Palin.

Palin gets interviewed with McCain:

"gotcha journalism" means asking questions, it seems.

Can't find a video for this one, but here's a transcript:
COURIC: Palin says she makes no apologies for her pro-life views and opposes abortion, even in the case of rape or incest.

Gov. PALIN: I'm saying that personally I would counsel that person to choose life, despite horrific, horrific circumstances that this person would find themselves in. And if you're asking, though, kind of foundationally here should anybody end up in jail for having had an abortion, absolutely not. That's nothing that I would ever support.
Guh? "Opposing" abortion is a bit different than outlawing it, which, unless I've gone crazy here, is the general pro-life position. So...confusing.

Some ridiculously good polls for Obama - the win-o-meter is up to 85.4%!
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[User Picture]From: liz_gregory
2008-10-01 06:13 pm (UTC)
Gov. PALIN: I'm saying that personally I would counsel that person to choose life, despite horrific, horrific circumstances that this person would find themselves in. And if you're asking, though, kind of foundationally here should anybody end up in jail for having had an abortion, absolutely not. That's nothing that I would ever support.

so, basically, she's pro-choice, but her choice would always be to or counsel others to) have the baby. That sounds a lot like me, actually. I think she's confused about her stance on the matter. :P
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2008-10-01 06:26 pm (UTC)
The only thing I can think of is that maybe she thinks doctors that perform abortions should go to jail?

I can't imagine her supporters would be happy with her being pro-choice, so I'd expect to see a "clarification" or something.
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[User Picture]From: liz_gregory
2008-10-01 06:30 pm (UTC)
looks to me like she's trying to make sure that particular issue lines up with the majority of her potential voters.

I don't know what the laws were when abortion was illegal - who got in trouble for having or performing one. That might help her comments make more sense...
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[User Picture]From: djedi
2008-10-01 07:49 pm (UTC)
In the past, abortions were rare and when they occurred usually they were by a doctor "in the backroom". Typically, they weren't prosecuted except in the rare cases where a doctor became notorious for performing many of them.
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[User Picture]From: destroyerj
2008-10-01 07:19 pm (UTC)
The first embedded video here is fun as well.
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[User Picture]From: quijax
2008-10-01 07:44 pm (UTC)
I overheard the construction workers at my job site today talking about how Palin scares them. These are the same men who listen to conservative talk radio. Maybe there's hope?
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[User Picture]From: djedi
2008-10-01 07:52 pm (UTC)
Gah! She bothers me sooo much. Those videos scare me!!!
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