October 2, 2008
Pot, Meet Kettle
Today, the McCain-Palin campaign launched a new ad called “Embarrass” that takes aim at some of gaffes made by Sen. Joe Biden while on the campaign trail.
“Ahead of tonight’s debate, the ad highlights Joe Biden’s penchant for saying the unpredictable whether it be very right or very wrong,” the campaign said in a press release.
The video has a lot of out of context statements by Biden, saying some not-so-smart things. However, the video has NOTHING on Gov. Sarah Palin’s sit-down interviews.
This gem is from Palin’s interview with Charles Gibson:
GIBSON: Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?
PALIN: In what respect, Charlie?
GIBSON: The Bush — well, what do you — what do you interpret it to be?
PALIN: His world view.
GIBSON: No, the Bush doctrine, enunciated September 2002, before the Iraq war.
PALIN: I believe that what President Bush has attempted to do is rid this world of Islamic extremism, terrorists who are hell bent on destroying our nation. There have been blunders along the way, though. There have been mistakes made. And with new leadership, and that’s the beauty of American elections, of course, and democracy, is with new leadership comes opportunity to do things better.
GIBSON: The Bush doctrine, as I understand it, is that we have the right of anticipatory self-defense, that we have the right to a preemptive strike against any other country that we think is going to attack us. Do you agree with that?
PALIN: Charlie, if there is legitimate and enough intelligence that tells us that a strike is imminent against American people, we have every right to defend our country. In fact, the president has the obligation, the duty to defend.
Here’s the script for the McCain-Palin video:
ANNCR: What might Joe Biden say at tonight’s debate? Anything’s possible.
BIDEN: I think I probably have a much higher I.Q. than you do. …Â What am I talking about?
ANNCR: We know he has impeccable tact.
BIDEN: You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts, unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking. … What am I talking about?
ANNCR: Maybe he’ll send Hillary in his place?
BIDEN: Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am. Might have been a better pick than me. … What am I talking about?
ANNCR: And what might he say about his vote to raise taxes on those making just $42,000 a year?
BIDEN: It’s time to be patriotic Kate, time to jump in, time to be part of the deal.
ANNCR: We know he’d never embarrass himself.
JOE BIDEN: Stand up chuck. Let them see