Sunday, September 14, 2008

An Oldie, but Goodie

Maybe I'm just an optimist, but I think the whole Palin "boost" is gonna unravel in the debates. She's gonna cram a lot of info into her brain, but the prompted responses are not going to fly in a real debate like they would in an interview. She has great public speaking skills, but she's really kind of a twit. At least that's the impression I get from what she's stated thus far on just about any topic you could name. She says absolutely nothing incredibly well. I got to thinking how tough it's gotta be on her right now being coached up by supposed experts on everything from foreign policy and the economy to Iraq and opponents' voting records. It reminded me of this classic tv moment:

3 comments:

Sal Kilmister said...

Great clip...I however do not think Palin is a great public speaker. I think she is a byproduct of very very very low expectations. MLK, JFK, were great speakers--she is not even close.

alzaido alzaido said...

Dick, she may be the founder of Palintology but a Dr. Brown she is not.

I agree Sal, she is not a great speaker. However she is absolutely brilliant at the Karl Rove tactic "sticking to message." She is even more talented in that arena than W. She did an outstanding job not answering Gibson's questions. If Charlie was to ask, "Sarah do you like pizza?"

She would reply, "I love hamburgers."

"But do you like pizza? Yes or no?"

"Yes, I love my hamburgers with cheese. And lots of people like cheeseburgers Charlie."

Mauigirl said...

She is a good actress, not a great speaker. People who are great speakers know what they're talking about.

And I'm hoping she'll have a lot more of those "deer in the headlight" moments during the debates.