Here is just a brief excerpt of what Charles Gibson had “in store” for Sarah Palin in his exclusive interview. Once in a life time opportunity and he had to screw it up by being a condescending, lying, pig – no lipstick!
GIBSON: You said recently, in your old church, “Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God.” Are we fighting a holy war?
PALIN: You know, I don’t know if that was my exact quote.
GIBSON: Exact words.
PALIN: But the reference there is a repeat of Abraham Lincoln’s words when he said — first, he suggested never presume to know what God’s will is, and I would never presume to know God’s will or to speak God’s words.
But what Abraham Lincoln had said, and that’s a repeat in my comments, was let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God’s side.
That’s what that comment was all about, Charlie.
GIBSON: I take your point about Lincoln’s words, but you went on and said, “There is a plan and it is God’s plan.”
What she actually said:
“Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,” she exhorted the congregants. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.”
Guess it’s a good thing ABC doesn’t use that “Fair and Balanced” tagline, huh?
You can read more about it – and a huge hunk of great comments – here.
And while we’re at it, here’s the link to the ABCNews feedback page!
You might want to ask for Mr. Gibson’s public, on-air apology.
I’m just saying…
September 21, 2007, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin today directed the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to look for the most fiscally responsible alternative for access to the Ketchikan airport and Gravina Island instead of proceeding any further with the proposed $398 million bridge.
“Ketchikan desires a better way to reach the airport, but the $398 million bridge is not the answer,” said Governor Palin. “Despite the work of our congressional delegation, we are about $329 million short of full funding for the bridge project, and it’s clear that Congress has little interest in spending any more money on a bridge between Ketchikan and Gravina Island,” Governor Palin added. “Much of the public’s attitude toward Alaska bridges is based on inaccurate portrayals of the projects here. But we need to focus on what we can do, rather than fight over what has happened.”
The press release went on to state:
The Department of Transportation has approximately $36 million in federal funds that will become available for other projects with the shutdown of the Gravina Island bridge project. Governor Palin has directed Commissioner Leo von Scheben to review transportation projects statewide to prepare a list of possible uses for the funds, while the department also looks for a more affordable answer for Gravina Island access.
There is a differing set of statements on the money for the bridge itself. Some articles say the money was left for use by Alaska for other transportation issues, others say that it was eventually, for the most part, divvied up for other things in Congress. Not sure which is true. According to the press release, $36 million was available with the shutdown of the project.
Let this be a lesson, boys and girls. It is not prudent to make flippant statements. I’m nobody and I can’t get away with it. What makes the “somebodies” think they won’t get called out on these things? If this continues, she is not going to be any more trustworthy, in word, than Obamessiah Himself! And that would be a sad mistake on the Republican Party Ticket’s side.
Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue. Honesty is hardly ever heard, and mostly what I need from you. – Billy Joel
I’m just saying…