Drill, drill, drill, says the lady Veep (to be?), in this CNBC interview “days before” McC picked her, in which she notes that Biden voted against the trans-Alaska pipeline 30 years ago (about halfway thru interview) and calls him and Obama “naive” in saying or implying that “renewable” alternate energy supplies can make a short-term difference.
I think the O-B campaign should pay close attention to this interview, which reminded me of the champ’s handlers urging him to pay attention to the TV shot of challenger Rocky pounding at a frozen meat carcass in a packing-plant icebox.
“You’re breakin’ the ribs. You do that to Apollo Creed, they’ll put us in jail for murder,”
his friend Paulie told him.
The overconfident Apollo ignored them, to his hurt.
Quibble here: Palin is sharp and quick and cogent in reply (to admittedly sympathetic interviewer) but might consider her reference to our being “in a world of hurt” if such and such happens as one to be tightly rationed in interviews and in the Coming Debate — once per interview is enough.
Later: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Jack Kelly, who promoted Palin in June, looks ahead to her campaigning:
if I were Joe Biden, I’d be worried. A former journalist, Sarah Palin is careful about what she says and says it well, qualities for which Mr. Biden is not renowned. Mr. Obama picked Mr. Biden in part because of his reputed skill as a hatchet man. But if Mr. Biden comes on too hard in the vice presidential debate, he’ll look like a bully. And Alaska is littered with the bodies of those who tried to bully Sarah Palin and failed.
Do we cast Obama as Apollo Creed?
On the other hand O-Creed has his influential friends, says Palin and media skeptic Scott at PowerLine Blog:
The experience question — implicit in Kelly’s concern about Palin’s campaign performance — remains a kind of trap door on her candidacy. Obama’s endless parade of ignorant gaffes are walled off by a bodyguard of media fans. Governor Palin will have no such margin for error.
In other words, like the tree falling in the forest primeval, will voters not hear of O– and B-gaffes? Or will they hear of P-ripostes that hit the mark? Put another way, what have we heard more of, O’s Rezko house or McC’s seven?