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I would prefer for one of these interviewers to pick a subject based on Palin's responses to an initial round of "interview light" topics and bore in on the subject. Not just for Palin, but for McCain and the Dems too.

For example, the suggestion that Georgia might join NATO and then we would have this two bit shithole obligating us to have a military confrontation with Russia. Other than that being a bit scary in the "matter of fact" way it was discussed, I would have liked to see the interviewer actually dig in to why we support Georgia in this conflict to begin with, and how they might suddenly become part of NATO.

For me, it is not a given that the guy running Georgia is a good guy just because he is in Bush's pocket. I would like to see how digging into the subject matter would give us a better view of Palin's sort of cavalier response on the subject. I would like to see McCain really address a detailed view he holds, and provide a justification of his view, also in detail, on similar foreign policy and domestic policy questions. Same with Obama and Biden. The public should get a view of these people that possibly gives up "broad picture" perspective in favor of real details on a more narrow set of issues.

And, I don't understand why Americans are so enamored with mediocrity. What the hell is wrong with excellence? Why is it ok for Palin to know nothing and be asked questions that merely stimulate a reflex to gag and cough up a couple of talking point phrases on an issue? If she is in fact inexperienced, or that is what is claimed, the interview should be her opportunity to show that perception is wrong. Instead, we have an interview that my kids could have handled, and I, while very proud of them, don't consider them realistic candidates for VPOTUS or POTUS at this stage in their lives. The interview did nothing to help Palin and did very little to give the public a reason to gain or lose faith in her qualifications. It was a solid disappointment on all fronts, and I imagine that it was engineered to be that in this low risk culture we have adopted.

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