Mike Huckabee on Sarah Palin

Yesterday I wrote a post that included the link to the Esquire article on Mike Huckabee.  Once again, a paragraph of the interview has been blown out of proportion which makes it seem like the article is all about that one subject.

 Huckabee, diplomatic and biblical, says the Alaskan governor “energized” the party. I ask him if she was treated fairly by the media. “There were a lot of unfair things. Sexist things that would never have been asked of a male candidate.” He pauses. “Now I must say I did not think that either the Charlie Gibson interview or the Katie Couric interviews were unfair. In fact, if anything, Katie Couric was extraordinarily gentle, even helpful. [Palin] just…I don’t know what happened. I can’t explain it. It was not a good interview. I’m being charitable.”

He pauses. “I think it was overpreparation. She’d been hammered by McCain’s aides, ‘Say this, don’t say that.’ “

Ho hum.  The fact that Palin did horrible in these interviews is such old news, but wait, maybe it’s not since Palin herself seems to keep drudging them up every chance she gets.

The critics try to portray Hucabee’s opinion as being a slap against Palin as a possible 2012 rival.  I guess you could see it that way except for the fact that most everybody agrees that these interviews were a huge misstep.  Huckabee’s critics also fail to recognize that he actually blames the McCain camp (not Palin) for her performance by suggesting that she was instructed too much on what or what not to say.

I think everyone, including Palin, needs to come to terms that these interviews could have been done a whole lot better.  How can we improve if we do not learn from our mistakes?

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1 comment so far

  1. Larry on

    This is just another case of the words of Mike Huckabee being all blown out of sync with what he actually said. Sarah Palin did not give a very good interview with Katie Couric, plain and simple. Once again, we a double standard when it comes to anything Huckabee says or does.


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