In a case of game addiction gone officially bananas, gaming blog Joystiq reports on what is surely the biggest Warcraft fan of them all. Known only under the moniker “Prepared,” the gamer plays a stunning 36 World of Warcraft accounts on 11 different computers…simultaneously.
Sorry I can’t embed this video, but it’s two women in Anchorage about my age talking about Sarah Palin’s history in Wasilla and Anchorage. I’m wondering whether their perspective on Sarah Palin will someday become the conventional wisdom of Sarah Palin when both Dems and Republicans try to sort out why she dragged down McCain’s chance of winning.
Sorry, has this tumblr become the unofficial 24/7 Sarah Palin Tumblr? Still, this clipping is one the snappiest explanations for how politicians like Sarah Palin and George W. Bush thrive, especially in my beloved home state of Alaska.
FOX NEWS: Transcript of FOX News' Interview With Palin
So I thought it would be interesting to take the transcript from Sarah Palin’s interview with Fox News’ star reporter, Carl Cameron, and edit out her responses. What do we get? Stunningly insightful questions. Bizarrely, this transcript is rife with “(INAUDIBLE)” in place of actual words. Enjoy!
Q: Governor Palin, thanks so much for joining us.
Q: Congratulations. You’re not formally — you’ve pulled off your first vice presidential debate. What do you think happened?
Q: How soon after the debate did you speak to Senator McCain? Did he give you the “atta girl?”
Q: Did you think that you surprised Joe Biden? Did you catch him off guard? Was there eye contact between you and he that he didn’t see?
Q: Democrats put out 18 news releases last night and said that you committed 18 lies. The “L” word is pretty common this time around. Anything you want to revise from last night? Anything that you said that you think on record (INAUDIBLE) you want to —
Q: Folks said, wow, that was like Sarah barracuda out there last night. Because it was back and forth and you were taking on Joe Biden. Do you think you surprised him by the way in which you were prepared to sort of go after his record and Obama’s? What was the body language and the psychology between the two of you on that? Because he was sighing a lot. And some folks thought that you kind of exasperated him.
Q: OK. So, at the risk of annoying you, when you are asked, what do you read? Which papers and magazines? You didn’t answer it. Or, you said, I have all kinds of resources.
Q: There has been some of your supporters who’ve suggested that it’s time to free Sarah. That you have been muggled, that your access to the media has been (INAUDIBLE). And to put it bluntly, that some of the McCain campaign’s staff from the Bush administration has essentially corralled you and sequestered you away. Go ahead. Have at it.
So, how would you explain the balance between absorbing all of the information that you though absorbed, not getting sort of too crammed, robotic, like cramming for a final exam and spitting it all out. And yet, not appearing to say, well, I’ve got the central learning curve but — I mean, you’ve got obviously an immense a lot of homework to do. And that’s not meant as a criticism. Because you’re the governor of Alaska and that’s just one of the 50 states. Those of us have been covering this, we’re constantly trying to keep on (INAUDIBLE) on the vast amount of information. So, what’s that balance between catching up and not appearing to have been too far behind?
Q: Anybody who’s spent any time with you can tell that you really enjoy this. You like answering the questions in repartee and… and the (INAUDIBLE) that comes with it. So, have you bridled against the inability to communicate with the press and do this sort of thing? I mean, (INAUDIBLE) a little bit?
"There’s been a mackerel economy in federal prisons since about 2004, former inmates and some prison consultants say. That’s when federal prisons prohibited smoking and, by default, the cigarette pack, which was the earlier gold standard."
Katie Couric has interviewed Sarah Palin in several rounds now. At least three times (McCain and regulation, Palin’s media consumption and Supreme Court decisions), Palin’s stumbles followed pretty much the same pattern:
SP: Vague but confident answer!
KC: Can you give me an example?
SP: Words! Here are words!
KC: But again, Governor: one specific example.
SP: In conclusion, words!
The interviews occurred, and unspooled, over time. Did no one coach Palin: when Katie Couric (or anyone) asks you a question, make a point of having specific examples ready?