Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gibson's Interview With Palin (ABC)

Snippets of the first major interview of Governor Palin, since the announcement of her as the Vice Presidential running mate of John McCain, can be seen on youtube, and other outlets... Fox News, CNN and MSNBC (aka, the Obama Network) also showed a few different clips, from the exchange.

In a nutshell, Palin held her own and did VERY well, and Gibson at times (at least to ME), appeared to be a bit condescending.

When asked about Israel's potential strike on Iran, she said "We cannot second guess the steps that Israel has to take to defend itself". (I absolutely AGREE with her 100%) In my opinion, and the opinion of most rational folks (including Barack Obama), it is simply UNACCEPTABLE for Iran to obtain and possess nuclear weapons. If Israel strikes Iran, I will be with them all the way!!

Gibson tried to catch Palin, on her religious views as well, asking her about a comment she had made, stating that the Iraq War was "a task from God". Palin stated "That’s a repeat of Abraham Lincoln’s words, when he said, never presume to know what God’s will is, and I would never presume to know God’s will or to speak god’s words - but what Abraham Lincoln had said, was let us not pray that God is on our side, in a war, or any other time. But let us pray that we are on God’s side. That’s what that comment was all about, Charlie.

Also, Charles Gibson asked Governor Palin what she thought of Georgia and the Ukraine joining NATO. Palin agreed with the two former Soviet Republics being accepted into NATO, and defending using force to defend them, should Russia show aggression once again, toward either.
She also said the United States must be "vigilant" about larger powers invading small democracies.

The liberal media was NOT happy about this, and in hysterics, some of the outlets were basically saying Palin called for war with Russia!! How ridiculous is that?? It's almost laughable how much the left truly FEARS this woman!

How do you think Ronald Reagan would have responded, if asked what he would do, had the Russians invaded POLAND, or another NATO member??? You think he'd pull an Obama, and ramble on for 20 minutes about diplomacy??? Peace through strength, folks... That's how it goes!

Gibson touched on the "Bush Doctrine" and tried to play a game of "gotcha", but Palin handled that question effectively as well, by saying "Charlie, if there is legitimate and enough intelligence and legitimate evidence, that tells us that a strike is imminent against American people, we have every right to defend our country"...

20/20 and Good Morning America will be showing some of the interview as well...

A transcript of the interview can be found here:

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