Yeah, Sarah Palin is NOT ready for prime-time:
Sarah Palin took questions from her press pool for the first time today. She was asked five questions, and answered 3.5. When asked if she supports the reelection of Rep. Don Young and Sen. Ted Stevens, two Republicans from Alaska under ethics clouds, she said, “Ted Stevens trial started a couple days ago. We’ll see where that goes.” When asked if she would vote for them, she did not answer.
This comes hours after a rather awkward interview Palin gave with Katie Couric of CBS News, in which Palin had no answer to two questions. She was asked if it was a conflict of interest for McCain campaign manager Rick Davis to hold an equity stake in a lobbying firm that recently was being paid by Freddie Mac. She dodged the question, repeating an earlier answer. Then she was asked for a specific example of McCain’s Wall Street oversight credentials beyond his effort to increase regulation on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Her answer: “I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to you.”
The Hotline has the transcript, while Talk Left has more of Palin responding with bogus talking points instead of pertinent answers to Katie Couric: “Sarah Palin: Bailout is About Health Care Reform” and “Palin Attacks Obama, Gets Kissinger’s Position Wrong.”
Looks like the McCain camp should’ve kept her under wraps for a few more days. Forty of them.