UPDATE: Video below. It's worse, but not for the reasons you think. Joe Biden answers the same questions right before her, and the difference is, frankly, enraging. I hear a lot about disrespect of Palin by the liberal media. But Palin's entire participation in this process has been an exercise in disrespect for government and the presidency. Some would argue that is, at the end of the day, what conservatism is--that if you hate government, you'll be bad at talking about it. I don't go that far. But this whole episode reminds me of listening to Wynton Marsalis talk shit about rap, and then recording that awful rap single. He sounded about as good rhyming, as I would playing the sax, or as Sarah Palin sounds auditioning for VP. What a disgrace.
Will post video as soon as I can. For now, here is what we have:
Couric Why, in your view, is Roe v. Wade a bad decision?
Sarah Palin: I think it should be a states issue not a federal government-mandated, mandating yes or no on such an important issue. I'm, in that sense, a federalist, where I believe that states should have more say in the laws of their lands and individual areas. Now, foundationally, also, though, it's no secret that I'm pro-life that I believe in a culture of life is very important for this country. Personally that's what I would like to see, um, further embraced by America.
Couric: Do you think there's an inherent right to privacy in the Constitution?
Palin: I do. Yeah, I do.
Couric: The cornerstone of Roe v. Wade.
Palin: I do. And I believe that individual states can best handle what the people within the different constituencies in the 50 states would like to see their will ushered in an issue like that.
Couric: What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?
Palin: Well, let's see. There's, of course in the great history of America there have been rulings, that's never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know, going through the history of America, there would be others but ...
Couric: Can you think of any?
Palin: Well, I could think of ... any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level. Maybe I would take issue with. But, you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a vice president, if I'm so privileged to serve, wouldn't be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today.
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