Charlie Gibson's Interview with Palin

@relundad (2311)
United States
September 11, 2008 11:09pm CST
Did anyone see the interview tonight with Palin? Well it seemed that he couldn't get a straight answer out of her. He kept asking is that a yes? It seemed to me that half the questions that she just didn't know the answer to and just kept giving the same response for each question re-worded. But maybe its just that here Q&A skills aren't as sharp as the other guys that have been in the face of the camera for months. I don't if it was just my perception but its almost like he knew she wouldn't be able to answer the questions, and he kind of asked them in a condescending manner. If I had to rate this interview I would say that her lack of knowledge about the topics that he asked was very evident. It seems that people here at mylot had a lot more information than she did. Which says to me that you don't necessarily NEED experience to KNOW about something. What was your thoughts on this interview? Did your perception of her change as a result of this interview?
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Well I haven't watched the interview yet, but I read the transcript. I'll have to watch it to give a full opinion, but overall, it wasn't great. She gave some answers that I thought were very politicianish. I know that's to be expected, but I thought she would be a bit more genuine. Aside from that from the transcript Charlie Gibson appeared to be a very weak interviewer. He just sat there and let her say whatever she wanted. Asking for a yes after letting her rattle off a prepared answer is pointless. An interviewer is supposed to interview someone, not just read questions. It looked like a rookie interview. I would much rather watch her be interviewed by Bill O'Reilly. His interview with Obama was done the way I think all interviews should be. He refused to let Obama give out canned answers no matter how many times he tried. He forced Obama to give straight answers to straight questions and got him to be more genuine. I think such an interview with Palin would be much more productive and teach us much more about her as a candidate.
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I saw it and I agree, he must have been quite frustrated trying to get a straight answer for her. The ones about the Bush Doctrine and about going into Pakistan really got my attention - the woman hasn't got a clue, sad to say. Gibson sureisn't the toughest of interviewers, as others have said here, and I'd like for her to sit down with Chris Matthews but I think we ALL know that isn't about to happen! Ideally, I wish Tim Russert were still with us because he'd have gotten answers out of her, that's for sure. As for if my perception of her has changed, I think I'd have expected her to be more knowledgeable, although I didn't think she was qualified for the job to begin with. I really hope everyone who watched this interview did so with their eyes and ears wide open. I think Joe Biden must be chomping at the bits to get his turn with her! Annie
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I just wanted to say thank you very much for the BR! Annie
@shooie (4986)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I didn't see it but she can't be any worse off then anyone else running. Like I told my husband the other night I would rather have a Vice President learning in office than a President learning in office. I have seen the others in interviews. McCain,Obama,and his running mate his name slips my mind at the moment. You can tell which two have been in office longer and they happen to be over 50 and you can tell who doesn't have the experience and they are under 50. It will be very interesting to see what happens. I've taken a couple months off from keeping track of who is who and what is being said guess is time to start reading and catchin interviews and getting the headaches...woohoo....
@relundad (2311)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Welcome to the Party (whichever it is)! I know what you mean it gets to be a bit much after awhile.
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@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yes, my opinion has changed. She has no idea what she's talking about, she just stays with what they told her to say. I thought her nomination was made just to upset Obama's campaign and now I'm convinced of it. I also think Joe Biden might get very, very ill soon and be replaced with a woman.
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@littleowl (7157)
12 Sep 08
I didn't see the interview so don't have any views on it..littleowl
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@littleowl (7157)
12 Sep 08
thanks kennyrose..littleowl
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Rose, FYI Charlie Gibson is on ABC, not NBC. Annie
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I did not get to see the interview as we have been busy preping for the hurricane here. However if she was unable to answer the questions and did not have knowledge about important issues, then yes I believe that it is a serious problem. If something were to happen to McCain and she ended up president we could be in serious trouble! Do you know if there is a video of the interview anywhere on the internet? I would like to watch it if there is!
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@relundad (2311)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Yes the interview is on youtube.com
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
27 Sep 08
As Charles Krauthammer, who actually coined the term Bush Doctrine, explained to the public, it was Gibson who showed a lack of understanding of the doctrine. He is the foremost expert in the field and he said Palin was correct and that Gibson is the one with the "gaff" yet many people who are not interested in the truth will continue to try to spread falsehood. Many people have wrongly tried to use that incident to denigrate the Governor of Alaska, but few have taken personal responsibility to stand up and admit they were wrong. This is exactly why I never get involved in discussions of a political nature. Here, however, what I am commenting on is not the political aspect of your discussion but the fact that Krauthammer, a journalist presented timely facts that should have put this controversy to rest.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
13 Sep 08
I laughed pretty hard over this. And then I was dumbfounded at the absolute, wide lack of knowlage in play in this bush doctrine "controvery". It was in fact Charles Goibson who gaffed this one and made a pretty colossal @$$ of himself in the process. There IS no official "Bush doctrine". It doesn't exist. Period. It is a media and journalit term. Nothing more. You won't find an official document stating it labled "Bush doctrine" As for the rest of the video, I can't make much of a call yet because I can't find a version ANYWHERE that hasn't been hacked, slashed and cut to ribbons. When I do, I'll watch it in it's entirety, unedited or commentaries. I will say this on her Pakistan answer. I do think she danced a bit, but there are 2 important points to make and be moted. One, that Barak Obama wouldn't answer a specific question on invading Iran citing not wanting to tip his hand for strategic reasons and that it would be iresponsable, and he's right. it is more than fair to assume that the same would apply to Palin with Pakistan. Two, Barak Obama himself, has said he would in fact send forces in to Pakistan. He said this very clearly and with conviction. So there really isn't too much policy dofference between the 2 camps on this issue.