uh, no, governor, he asked you a direct question. a "yes" or "no" answer would do.
there were a few other interesting things in this interview, however, that i've heard nothing about, as of yet:
brian williams: (to palin) "governor, what is an elite? who is a member of the elite?"
sarah palin, after another exasperated sigh, gave this answer: "oh, I guess just anyone who thinks they're better than anyone else." okay, governor. you, then. because you certainly think you're better than barack obama. oh, and you think you're better than me, too.
palin then went on to say, "john mccain and i are so committed to serving every american. hard working, middle class americans..." hmmm. when last i looked, that wasn't every american. there's a crapload of americans right now living below the poverty line. are you serving them? and we already know you're serving the rich.
then the senator had to pipe up. referring to "elitists," he said: "i know where a lot of 'em live." and here's where it gets good:
williams: "and where's that?"
mccain: "well, in our nation's capitol and new york city. i've seen it. i've lived there. i know the town." (emphasis mine) errr, okay, senator. well, how does that not make you an elite yourself?
he returns to the terrorist question then, and says that ayers' act was not one of "spontaneity." okay, sure, but an abortion clinic bomber is just passing by, and he happens to have a molotov cocktail in his pocket and is suddenly come over with an act of passion, and he lights and tosses the thing. he didn't think about, or plan it beforehand at all. suuuuuure.
besides, premeditation and passion don't differentiate between the destruction on the other end, senator.
there's more good stuff there. you can see the full clip at
have obama and biden had similar gaffes or outright inconsistencies in interviews or speeches from one second to the next? perhaps. but if so, i'm voting for them, so i'd rather not put that stuff up on my blog. if you've got some, and you want to point them out, please feel free to comment.
in fact, all comments are welcome. i'll read 'em. thanks.