A moment of truth on the Factor:
First, [O'Reilly] challenged Palin by saying, “49% of Americans still want BP to run the show and only 45% want the government to run the show.”
If you stop the video at about the 3:00 point, you can see the look of dismay on Palin’s face, followed by nervousness, moments after he said that, as she must have realized this was not going to be the kind of cakewalk she has probably come to expect on Fox News.
O’Reilly went on to ask, “What is your solution, here, Governor? What would you do tonight tell the nation tonight, what you would have said, the main point in that speech. Go.”
Palin obviously had no idea. “Stopping the gusher,” she said. “That’s the number one priority of the nation.”
“But nobody knows how to do it,” O’Reilly countered.
“Well, we haven’t had the assurance by the president that that has been his top priority.” Her voice rose with more condescension, as she continued to evade the question and, instead, went on to accuse the president of making “cap and tax” his greater priority and “using this crisis… to increase the cost of energy.”
“Are you telling me that you don’t think the president’s top priority is stopping that leak? Is that what you’re telling me?” O’Reilly asked, not bothering to hide his incredulity.
He clearly realizes what a total farce she is - and he slowly dismantles her mindless partisanship by the end of the segment. Good for O'Reilly. Particularly good for exposing just how little this phony knows about energy policy, her alleged expertise.