Palin Channels Al Sharpton
Reading Gov. Sarah Palin’s comments to Katie Couric about the financial crisis reminded me very much of Al Sharpton’s incoherent meanderings on selecting a chairman of the Federal Reserve Board during the 2004 elections.
Palin’s unblinking certitude gave way at other times in the interview to a striking imprecision, as when she struggled to respond to Couric’s suggestion that the $700-billion bailout might be better funneled through middle-class families instead of Wall Street firms.
“That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in . . .” Palin began, before meandering off in fruitless pursuit of coherence.
But I’ll let the governor speak for herself:
” . . . where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh — it’s got to be all about job creation too. Shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track. So healthcare reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade, we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, um, scary thing, but 1 in 5 jobs being created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.”
Uhhhmmmm, Whisky Tango Foxtrot? Let me see we are talking about a financial crisis that has the potential to bring on substantial credit crunch and we get some nonsense about health care, jobs, reducing taxes, reining in spending (government spending presumably) and trade. Nothing about the actual crisis or whether or not the $700 billion dollar bailout is necessary, wrong, too much, too little. Kind of a shotgun approach here hoping that one of the buzz words will hit the bullseye…and shockingly none of them do.
I’m begining to wonder…is she just an attractive dimbulb? After all, how hard can it be to do a 30 to 45 minute run down on the financial crisis?