(Just a screenshot...video is below)
I'm pretty sure her answer is in English, though it's difficult to know for sure without a translation of her tweets by William Shatner on Conan's Tonight Show.
Seriously for a moment, Sarah Palin is an acute, national embarrassment, like a troublesome rash that won't respond to treatment. This interview was conducted on September 24th of 2008, at the apex of the financial crisis, a time when we needed intelligence and insight from our leaders. If Palin proves anything at all in this clip, it's that we really need to have a requisite IQ minimum for politicians.
Any remaining supporters of Caribou Barbie, please take an honest look and listen to Palin's response. She's so dense she makes George Bush sound like a Rhodes Scholar. I would honestly rate her intelligence about equal to that of Bernanke's replacement from Happy Hour In Santa Cruz. She remembers the talking points, but has no idea what they mean. May the heavens protect the United States if she ever gains national office.
And one last thing, Palin shows quickly that she's a bailout Socialist, no different than Bush, Obama and McCain. It's quite obvious she doesn't even have the most basic understanding of finance, or any of the other concepts she attempts to discuss.
U.S. voters should be enraged at McCain for allowing such an imbecile to get so close to the White House. Have we no shame, have we no more decency?
And if one more person says she's cute and spunky, I'm going to grab an IED and blow up your brain.
Here's the clip:
Video: Sarah Palin & Katie Couric discuss the bailouts -- Sep. 2008
Couric: Why isn't it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? Allow them to spend more, and put more money into the economy, instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?
Palin: That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, we're ill about this position that we have been put in. Where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh, it's got to be about job creation, too. Shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade -- we have got to see trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today. We've got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation.