Shorter version of Sarah Palin:
“Doggone it, Gwen, you keep asking questions that don’t correspond to my prepared speech. So heck, I’m just gonna keep on talkin’ about what I wanna talk about. Darn right. Now, if you ask me if Joe Six Pack wants to drill for all that clean, green (wink!), natural gas up in my part of the country, I’d say, Heck yeah, he does. And, darn it, we’re gonna drill for just as soon we can.”
To me she comes across as a transparent phony; like a Canadian trying to fake a southern accent… or something. Do people really buy this routine? I guess so. Here former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan’s take:
“She killed. She had him at “Nice to meet you. Hey, can I call you Joe?” She was the star. He was the second male lead, the good-natured best friend of the leading man. She was not petrified but peppy.
The whole debate was about Sarah Palin… . At one point she literally winked at the nation.
As far as Mrs. Palin was concerned, Gwen Ifill was not there, and Joe Biden was not there. Sarah and the camera were there. This was classic “talk over the heads of the media straight to the people,” and it is a long time since I’ve seen it done so well… .”
Really? Hopefully Noonan is in a tiny minority on this one–or just spinning for GOP friends.