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Sarah Palin dodges yet another question from a reporter.


Alex Koppelman
September 24, 2008 9:47PM (UTC)

Via Jonathan Martin, a snippet from the poll report following the meeting John McCain and Sarah Palin had with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvilli and Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko:

McCain then looked around the room and gestured as if to welcome questions. The AP reporter shouted a question at Gov. Palin ("Governor, what have you learned from your meetings?") but McCain aide Brooke Buchanan intervened and shepherded everybody out of the room.

Palin looked surprised, leaned over to McCain and asked him a question, to which your pooler thinks he shook his head as if to say "No."

Update: My friend Steve Benen's comments on this were too good not to share. At his new(ish) home at Washington Monthly, he writes:

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Look, "What have you learned from your meetings?" is an easy one. It's not a trick question, or a "gotcha" question, or even a question intended to do test Palin's limited understand of international affairs. She could have easily said something like, "I've been encouraged by how much support the United States continues to enjoy around the world." No muss, no fuss. It's not rocket science.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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