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On CBS, answers elude Palin

Posted by on Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 12:25 PM

This video of Katie Couric grilling Sarah Palin last night on CBS Evening News is worth watching:

When asked about the proposed $700 billion federal bailout of financial institutions, Palin claims that "Americans are waiting to see what John McCain will do on this proposal," but not Barack Obama. When pressed for an explanation, Palin insists that, "Americans, at the end of the day, are going to be able to go back and look at track records, and see who's more apt to just be talking about solutions, and wishing for, and hoping for, some opportunity to change, and who's actually done it." But when Couric asks for concrete examples of McCain pressing for more regulation of financial institutions--other than advocating for tighter restrictions on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago--Palin struggles to come up with an answer. First she says, he's a maverick, "trying to get people to understand what he's been talking about, the need to reform government."

When pressed again, she says: "I'll try to find you some (examples), and I'll bring them to you."

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