I’m not sure that this whole “free Sarah Palin” movement has proven to be such a good idea. The original idea was that by allowing her to get face time with reporters, she could be her effervescent self and charm them. Granted, most of the interview segments we’ve seen have been from the same day, but honestly, take a look at this recently released bit:
Now, this is not a question of foreign policy. It’s not complicated macro-economic stuff and it’s certainly not as tricky as being asked what you read. This is also not foreign territory for Sarah Palin. Abortion and Pro-Life issues have been a standard for Palin since her candidacy was announced and well before. She’s campaigned on this platform long before she became the Vice Presidential Candidate to the Republican Party.
But what we see here is a person who has either not bothered to think too deeply on an issue she’s long held forth on, or at best a person whose not bothered to think through how to communicate her position. My feeling is that the latter is over-generous. It’s not a question of whether I agree with her – in fact, I’m not even sure what her position actually is, entirely – its that there’s a listless quality to this monologue that seems reluctant to stake out any position whatsoever on the issue. Isn’t it a little late for that?