I know this is drifting towards obsession, but….

Um…. here’s the latest Palin interview snippet: [But what about Joe Biden?  He recently f#$%ed up in interview situations as well!!–ed.]  Duly noted and linked.  The difference to me might be one of expectations.  I already knew that Biden is a blowhard and ready at a moment’s notice to say something silly.  But I also ...

Um.... here's the latest Palin interview snippet: [But what about Joe Biden?  He recently f#$%ed up in interview situations as well!!--ed.]  Duly noted and linked.  The difference to me might be one of expectations.  I already knew that Biden is a blowhard and ready at a moment's notice to say something silly.  But I also know that, in the past, Biden has been willing to own up to his own stupidities.  I also know that, prtisanship aside, Biden actually has an interest in foreign affairs, governing, that sort of stuff. All I know about Sarah Palin is the following: She's a hockey mom She has less than two years of experience as governor She has yet to utter a coherent sentence on foreign policy Am I missing anything? UPDATE:  OK, I've finally found a situation where I feel the need to defend Sarah Palin!  Chris Orr links to this Thinkprogress video, observing, "Note the frequent glances at what appear to be notes in her lap.":    Actually, what I noticed is that Couric glanced down at her notes more frequently than Palin!   As Palin videos go, this one is less damning than most.

Um…. here’s the latest Palin interview snippet:

[But what about Joe Biden?  He recently f#$%ed up in interview situations as well!!–ed.]  Duly noted and linked.  The difference to me might be one of expectations.  I already knew that Biden is a blowhard and ready at a moment’s notice to say something silly.  But I also know that, in the past, Biden has been willing to own up to his own stupidities.  I also know that, prtisanship aside, Biden actually has an interest in foreign affairs, governing, that sort of stuff. All I know about Sarah Palin is the following:

  • She’s a hockey mom
  • She has less than two years of experience as governor
  • She has yet to utter a coherent sentence on foreign policy

Am I missing anything? UPDATE:  OK, I’ve finally found a situation where I feel the need to defend Sarah Palin!  Chris Orr links to this Thinkprogress video, observing, “Note the frequent glances at what appear to be notes in her lap.”: 

 

Actually, what I noticed is that Couric glanced down at her notes more frequently than Palin!   As Palin videos go, this one is less damning than most.

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at Tufts University’s Fletcher School. He blogged regularly for Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2014. Twitter: @dandrezner

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