I’m sorry, but I find this funny. Glenn Beck calling out someone because they don’t have a pat answer is funny to me. I love it. Sarah Palin has a way of never really answering a question. She will throw out a talking point. It really doesn’t matter what question you ask her. She is able to fit a couple of talking points together to give you an answer.
During Sarah Palin’s interview with Glenn Beck today, something extraordinary happened — Beck challenged Palin on a stock, noncommittal answer to a question. Beck asked: “Who’s your favorite Founder?”
“You know, well, all of them, because they came collectively together with so much–” Palin began, in a manner much like her non-answers to Katie Couric’s questions about which newspapers she’s read (“All of them.”) and which Supreme Court decisions she’s disagreed with (which brought a similarly broad answer about how there are a lot of decisions).
“Bullcrap,” Beck interrupted. “Who’s your favorite.”
“–so much diverse and so much diversity in terms of belief, but collectively they came together — and they were led by, of course George Washington, so he’s got to rise to the top.” Palin then gave a short speech on Washington’s virtues.
Of course, Palin’s answer is superficial and wrong in many ways. George Washington wasn’t the leader of the Continental Congress. He didn’t write the constitution. Thomas Jefferson thought that Washington betrayed the ideals of the constitution which is why Jefferson left Washington’s Cabinet. But it is Sarah Palin, this is the exact answer that she should give. It is a conservative answer which is without depth or substance. Perfect.