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Questions For Sarah Palin

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Together at the Republican Convention 2008

Together at the Republican Convention 2008

Looks like everyone has a few questions to ask the Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, now that she has granted her first interview as the GOP’s VP-nominee.

Jack Shafer at Slate asks the following 10 questions:

  1. What Bush administration policy do you disagree with most, and what would you have done differently?
  2. How are you like Hillary Clinton?
  3. You’re running as a reformer, a crusader against the special interests and politics as usual. Setting aside for a moment Sen. Ted Stevens’ legal problems, should Alaska return to the Senate this Republican who has delivered more pork to his state than virtually any other elected official? Yes or no?
  4. Unique among all U.S. governors, you lead a state that shares a border with Russia, a sometimes hostile nation with a nuclear arsenal and new geopolitical ambitions. Given that, how do you evaluate Vladimir Putin?
  5. Do you still disagree with John McCain’s position that global warming is caused by man? If you’ve changed your mind in the last couple of weeks, please tell me why you changed your mind and when that happened.
  6. On the campaign trail or as vice president, will you try to persuade Mr. McCain to adopt your position on drilling in ANWAR? Or have you adopted his?
  7. Were you for the bridge to nowhere before you were against it?
  8. For most in the nation, you’re an unknown quantity. What questions should the press be asking you?
  9. What have you learned about foreign policy from John McCain since joining the ticket?
  10. Your son is being sent to Iraq. What is he fighting for?

He also has follow-ups to many of these questions. This is the list that I liked the most. As they say, read the whole thing [10 Questions for Sarah Palin]

The Foreign Policy magazine has put up a list of 20 questions they would like to ask her. Quite naturally, most questions on this list deal with foreign policy. I would have liked it more if they hadn’t included trivia-type questions in it (naming world leaders, listing books, is Iraq a democracy, which world leader would you meet first and why etc.).

Huffington post also has a list of 20 questions for her, but it seems to be unusually heavy on sensationalism.

The Anchorage Daily News, a newspaper based in Alaska, pitches in with 9 questions of its own.


Written by OC

September 10, 2008 at 7:29 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. pacer521

    September 10, 2008 at 7:38 am

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