- It gave me a newfound respect for Ms. Couric for not letting platitudes be accepted as fact.
- It illustrated the McCain campaign's apparent view on reality: if we say it enough, it must be true!
- It clearly showed that Sarah Palin needs to memorize more flash cards.
- First time around: My understanding is Rick Davis reCUSed HIMself
- Second time around: My understanding is that he REcused HIMself
And Palin's own responses to Couric's economic questions put the lie to either a) John McCain's claim to be a long-time fighter for the financial well-being of our economy, or b) Palin's own ability to think on her feet and sound at least reasonably competent as Katie stumped her not once but three times on specific examples of how John McCain actually sought to impose more oversight on Wall Street. Her final response sounds like a character from a "Prairie Home Companion" Catchup Advisory Board sketch, which is fine if you're going for radio entertainment for your typical NPR listener but certainly not as a reasoned response from a qualified vice presidential candidate.
See for yourself: