I just watched some of Sarah Palin’s first interview…

September 11th, 2008

… on ABC News and she didn’t do all that great.

Part of the problem is the camera angle.

She also seems very restrained.

I’m sure she were going for gravitas, sildenafil check but I think she would have done better by being more relaxed/conversational.

She comes across like she was sent to the principal’s office.

And her answers seem overly coached. The Lincoln quote was good (and I think reflects what she actually said), buy cialis but overall it seemed like she was trying too hard to channel John McCain…which is almost enough to get most American’s to change the channel.


(If anyone is new to the blog and doesn’t know my feelings about Governor Palin, you can click here to see all my posts on her.)

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tim  |  September 11th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Almost word for word what I thought. Nice job. I mean it!

  • 2. Patrick  |  September 11th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Would help if she didn’t have an interviewer clearly trying to make her look bad


  • 3. RR Ryan  |  September 11th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Nice place you have here. I found you through the comments section at Althouse. I haven’t seen any of the clips yet, but I hope she insisted on having access to the unedited version for comparison. As an afterthought, maybe she was testing the waters before deciding just how tough to be.

  • 4. Tim  |  September 11th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    I think she did that all on her own self. You guys complain about everything. Anyway, I read the first piece on Malkin’s blog (that you rely on her for anything is amusing). You’re going to quibble over this?

    Gibson: “Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God.”

    Palin: “Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,”

    And then …

    Gibson: “There is a plan and it is God’s plan.”

    Palin: ““That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.”

    The first, no difference in meaning at all. The second I can see where you might have a very small point. She is implying that we need to be praying that this is a part of God’s plan, not that it is God’s plan. A minor point.

    She was well coached. The Lincoln quote, by the way, is amusing. I’m sure that’s exactly what she was thinking when she said what she did on that stage at the church. If you believe that, what was that about lipstick and pigs?

  • 5. elliot  |  September 11th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Welcome to From Where I Sit! Please click on the “About” link at the top of the page before making any assumptions about this site. :)

    The footage I saw earlier was the internet feed with no editing.

    I caught a bit of the actual interview later and being able to see her face when she spoke made a huge difference.

    I’m looking forward to seeing the Nightline portion later tonight.

  • 6. grumps  |  September 12th, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Overly coached and channelling McCain.

    Some days it’s tough to argue with you.

    How do you think she’ll do when she doesn’t have complete control of the set-up?

  • 7. elliot  |  September 12th, 2008 at 9:31 am


    I think the debate is going to be interesting.

    At this point, I think she sinks or swims there.

    If Biden buries her, that could be McCain’s undoing.

    But if she pulls off another performance like the convention, Obama is going to have a real fight on his hands.

    (And Palin’s the type to bring an M-16 to the party. :) )

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