Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Friday, September 26, 2008

Fantasy Is Such a Comfort

Too funny. They make their own reality, you know.

How is the outsider doing? Throughout the campaign, Sarah Palin has
remained poised and articulate. As far as I am aware, she has committed not a
single gaffe. Speaking with Charles Gibson of ABC during the first of the two
major interviews she has so far given, she sometimes appeared tense. Even then,
she made no mistakes. (Her much-discussed reply to Gibson when he asked if she
agreed with the Bush doctrine--"In what respect, Charlie?"--proved perfectly
legitimate. The Bush doctrine can be defined a half-dozen ways.) Speaking with
Sean Hannity of Fox News six days later, in her second major interview, Palin
proved completely at ease. In just under a week, she had mastered the interview

In The Corner, the author Peter Robinson says he wrote the article before the Palin/Couric interview, and he has no desire to see it now. Why bother with reality when you can just make up reassuring lies?

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