Opinion Columns & Blogs

July 29, 2012

One man’s fix to end politics as usual

It was in 2008, the debate between vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. Biden had just scored his opponent for failing to directly answer a question from moderator Gwen Ifill. But Palin was hardly apologetic. “I may not answer the questions the way that either the moderator or you want to hear,” she snapped, “but I’m going to talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record also.” In other words, she felt no particular obligation to answer the questions she was asked. Her obligation was to her talking points.

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