Fred and Ginger They Ain’t

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John and Sarah take on Katie Couric … together:

(ed.note: David posted this earlier. I hadn’t seen it until now. My G-d, I almost feel bad for them. When I heard that Couric was doing another interview with Palin — and even McCain too — I was figuring this was some kind of make-up, ‘we’re sorry you did so poorly the first time’ retake. But not exactly. If you watch, Palin starts by not having any answer for why she told a voter something that McCain has attacked Obama for saying. And as she’s stumbling McCain jumps in and tries to talk for her, making a bunch of excuses for her that make her sound silly or like someone who’s too out of it to be held responsible for something she said. The gist of what he seems to say in her defense is ‘Hell, look who we’re talking about. You can’t hold her responsible for her answer to a question like that just out of the blue, c’mon.’ And then when he’s done he goes with ‘But I’ll let her speak for herself’ — jmm)

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