Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Blackburn on Palin: 'She Keeps Up With Things'

Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 9:20 AM

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Our favorite feminist hero has swung into action again to defend Sarah Palin on television. But as usual with Marsha Blackburn, the words just didn’t come out quite right. Asked by Bill O’Reilly to explain why Palin wouldn’t take reporters’ questions yesterday about her meetings with Hamid Karzai and other foreign leaders, Blackburn essentially admitted John McCain’s running mate won’t be ready on day one.
“What they’re doing is giving her time to kind of establish her credentials in foreign policy and to prepare herself to be vice president. What she’s having the opportunity to do is prepare for the meetings, go in ask some questions, begin to build some relationships and then move away from that and more or less put that information to work in preparing for the role of vice president.”
Even O’Reilly seemed a little taken aback: “OK,” he said, “but we’re only six more weeks from the vote … “ Next, Blackburn listed Palin’s foreign-policy credentials. Let’s see, she was commander in chief of the Alaska National Guard, “her neighbors are Russia and Canada” and, oh yes, “she has a son who is a member of the U.S. military.” “She keeps up with things,” Blackburn assured us. OK, so Blackburn was a little shaky at first in this interview, but she ended with a haymaker. “I don’t think it’s necessary to study at an elite institution to understand some of the workings of the world,” she said. Attacking eggheads--it works everytime. The big question: Will Blackburn campaign for Rosalind Kurita?

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