Friday, September 12, 2008
Anybody who thought the interviewers on NBC's "The View" would throw marshmallows at John McCain were surprised this afternoon by the very tough and aggressive grilling he got from View regulars Joy Behar and Barbara Walters. I didn't see it because I don't have TV, but a writeup I saw said that at one point McCain was asked:
“There are ads running from your campaign… Now we know that those two ads are untrue, they are lies. And yet, you say at the end of it you ‘approve these messages.’ Do you really approve these?”
I don't know whether Behar or Walters asked that, but the important thing is, it Was asked.
McCain was also hard pressed by Walters cocerning his choice of Ms. Mooseburger for vice, and her anemic qualifications for the job.
CNN reports: Co-host Barbara Walters immediately questioned McCain about a remark he'd made that Palin might be the most "marvelous running mate" ever, asking, "That's not a little strong?"
"We politicians are never given to exaggerations or hyperbole, as you know," McCain joked, before praising Palin as the most "popular governor in America" and one who has united a "spark in America."
Yah Bob. I think either the CNN story or McCain, I'm not sure which, meant to say "ignited a spark" rather than "united a spark," but either way I'm calling Hockey Mama "Sparky" from now on. And if we don't watch out she might do like Dick Cheney did and spark another war.
Anyway, good going "The View," although I'm sure resident prom queen Elisabeth Hasselbeck stuck up for the old guy. And she had on the most fetching black-and-white outfit too.