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Dove vanno i repubblicani? La prima intervista a Sarah Palin.

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Grandi attese per l'unico vicepresidential debate. Sarah Palin aveva fatto di tutto per abbassare gli standard negli ultimi giorni, (s)parlando di energia, di bailout, corte costituzionale, etc (divertitevi su youtube, ce ne e' per tutti i gusti).

Gli standard, evidentemente, erano cosi' bassi che ieri in realta' la Palin ha stupito. Per carita': non ha risposto a molte delle domande, tergiversando o andando a parare su temi in cui si sentiva piu' preparata. Ma non e' andata via correndo e piangendo e anzi ha mostrato di avere la faccia tosta di stare li' e fight fight fight! Una buona analisi sul corriere di oggi che mostra in esclusiva un'intervista con la parrucchiera della Palin che ci racconta i segreti della "cofana". Ah, pardon, devo aver sbagliato a leggere...meglio il nyt, va.

edit: ah, ok, mi accorgo ora che dietro la cofana c'era anche un articolo piu' serio sul corriere. qui.

Per chi è curioso qui c'è il transcript del dibattito.

Durante questi dibattiti il principale lavoro dei contendenti è evitare di fare gaffes, per cui tutti sono molto generici. Anche con questi bassissime attese però non ho potuto fare a meno di notare il seguente scambio.

IFILL (la giornalista che intervistava): Now, let’s talk about — the next question is to talk about the subprime lending meltdown.

Who do you think was at fault? I start with you, Gov.
Palin. Was it the greedy lenders? Was it the risky home-buyers who
shouldn’t have been buying a home in the first place? And what should
you be doing about it?

PALIN: Darn right it was the
predator lenders, who tried to talk Americans into thinking that it was
smart to buy a $300,000 house if we could only afford a $100,000 house.
There was deception there, and there was greed and there is corruption
on Wall Street. And we need to stop that.

Again, John McCain and I, that commitment that we
have made, and we’re going to follow through on that, getting rid of
that corruption.

PALIN: One thing that Americans do
at this time, also, though, is let’s commit ourselves just every day
American people, Joe Six Pack, hockey moms across the nation, I think
we need to band together and say never again. Never will we be
exploited and taken advantage of again by those who are managing our
money and loaning us these dollars. We need to make sure that we demand
from the federal government strict oversight of those entities in
charge of our investments and our savings and we need also to not get
ourselves in debt. Let’s do what our parents told us before we probably
even got that first credit card. Don’t live outside of our means. We
need to make sure that as individuals we’re taking personal
responsibility through all of this. It’s not the American peoples fault
that the economy is hurting like it is, but we have an opportunity to
learn a heck of a lot of good lessons through this and say never again
will we be taken advantage of.

Questa è veramente bullshit all'ennesima potenza, da oscurare perfino il nostro campione nazionale.