Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sarah Palin's interview

Hugh Hewitt Interviews Sarah Palin on his radio show and she came across the Sarah we know and love; Authentic, real and averagae American:

Here are some highlight: (h/t:  Jim Geraghty of NRO)
  • She mentioned that she and Todd had lost $20,000 in the past few weeks in their 401(k)s. Can you recall the last time a politician gave a specific number to how much an economic crisis had impacted them? She talked about how she and Todd were worried about paying for college for their children. 
  • She mentioned she and Todd got their first health insurance when they were hired for union jobs.
  • She said the only time the criticism had gotten "hurtful" was the commentary about Trig Palin, and the insinuation that carrying him to term was a mistake.
  • She said she had spoken to her son in the Army, Track, when he was in Kuwait on his way to Iraq and that "the little stinker" had called his girlfriend before calling his mother in recent days.
The last couple answers were a lot like talking to a neighbor - issues like the financial crisis, the culture of life, and the war in Iraq in strikingly personal, human terms.