Hotair beat me to the post but they are wrong when they say that it is the first lie about Palin. It is the second lie. The first lie about no experience is explained in the two posts below. The next lie is that “Palin did not even know what the vice-president’s job was a few weeks ago – her own words” as the clip was just on the O’Reilly Factor.
You can watch Palin’s statement in the youtube clip for yourself. She is saying that any interest in the VP would depend on what role the VP would play in an administration. The role the VP has during an administration is what ever the President says it is. Palin made it clear that she still has goals for national policy and Alaska and she wants to make sure she can help Alaska and the policies she cares about as VP. Palin wasn’t saying that she doesn’t know what the job of the VP is, she was stating what her conditions would be to consider the job.
Here is the video Skip ahead to 2:50:
Palin – [A]s for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day? I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the U.S. before I can even start addressing that question.
Here is what hotair.com had to say about it:
First lie about Palin: She dissed the VP job
posted at 2:25 pm on August 29, 2008
Well, no, she didn’t, and I should know: I’m the one who uploaded the YouTube clip back in June that people are circulating today as evidence. Politico accuses her of “distaste for the office” but at least provides the full quote of what she said; Taegan Goddard, who was last seen hyperventilating over Obama’s speech, goes the full Think Progress route and excises the part that proves the lie. Skip ahead to 2:50 [into the video].
She’s making a point that should appeal to feminists especially: It’s not that she has distaste for the job, it’s that she’d have distaste for the job if it meant nothing more than serving as window dressing for McCain. A job with “fruitful,” meaningful responsibilities, especially with respect to energy policy, is a different ballgame. Stand by for plenty of distortions of what she actually said, though, starting no doubt with the “Worst Person in the World Segment” of tonight’s episode of “Keith’s Enemies List.”
UPDATE: – Melanie Morgan on Obama Campaign attacks on Palin:
-Dems are focusing in on “heartbeat away” “inexperienced” “no foreign policy cred” “shows desperation” and “the next Quayle”
-As always, our best counterpunch is with the facts: “executive experience” “courageous leadership” “fought corruption in her own party” and “proven record”
Palin is no lightwieght, she has a real record that can standup to scrutiny. While Obama made friends with Rezko, Ayers and Wright, Palin was rooting out corruption and blowing the whistle on her own Party. While Biden and Obama are waist deep in earmarks and taxpayer handouts to family and friends, Palin refused the Bridge to nowhere and is helping to end earmarks in the porkiest of states.
I am still watching the pundits on TV late Friday night. The attacks on Palin by the Obama camp are relentless. My hunch that I mentioned earlier is that their plan is going to be attack the girl is proving to be correct. First it was “get Clearance Thomas”, than democrats said in their own Senate Judiciary Committee momo’s that Miquel Estrada’s judge nomination should be blocked “because he is Latino” in spite of the fact that his record was similar to our current Chief Justice John Roberts, and now its get the girl because they cant have minorities in politics be a member of another party who won’t be under their thumbs.
Update II: Leftist bloggers already making gender attacks against Palin and insulting small town America.
To such bloggers (the link goes to my comment on his post) I have a question for you. You claim that Palin has no experience, a lie that we have already put to rest on previous posts below, but have you looked at your own guy Barack Obama??
Well lets see Obama ran for state senate 5 years after Palin was already holding elected office. Palin fought her own party bring down corruption rings and making a real difference while Obama voted “present” 133 times. One of the times he did not vote “present” was when Obama voted AGAINST a bill allowing citizens to defend themselves with a firearm IN THEIR OWN HOME. Obama had no significant legislative accomplishments while he served.
Obama ran for United States Senate from Illinois where he held office for just over 140 days and started running for President. Obama chairs a foreign policy sub-committee in which he called all of ZERO POLICY HEARINGS. Obama has the most partisan and ideologically leftist voting record in the Senate. He has no significant legislative accomplishments. Well I guess they can say he kept the seat warm.
Why do I find it so amusing that Alaska’s most noted left wing blogger is a transplanted Ivy East Coaster who is already dripping with elitist insults towards Wasilla, Alaska and small town America? He already is making gender attacks against Palin and he isn’t the only one doing so:
When you’re hand-picked by a man to win votes simply because you are a woman, that doesn’t count, and it doesn’t break any kind of ceiling. Would we have had a Stan Palin as our VP pick? No. So choosing a woman because you think her gender will get votes is insulting.
Ladies, how many times have you been made to feel insulted because people thought that you got a job only because of the anatomy between your legs? I have news for insulting leftists attacking Palin because of her gender; if Palin did not have a courageous record of fighting corruption and even her own party when needed she would not be the VP nominee.
Why else would famed author, scholar, and educator Dr. John R. Lott have endorsed Palin all the way back on June 4th? http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/2008/06/someone-who-i-hope-mccain-chooses-as.html#links
And why else would famed feminist author and thinker Tammy Bruce have endorsed her candidacy as well? http://tammybruce.com/2008/08/its_palin.php