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11:55 PM ET, September 11, 2008

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ABCNEWS:
EXCERPTS: Charlie Gibson Interviews Sarah Palin  —  Republican VP Candidate Speaks with ABC News' Charlie Gibson in Exclusive Interview … GIBSON: Governor, let me start by asking you a question that I asked John McCain about you, and it is really the central question.
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Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Sarah Palin Defends Experience, Takes Hard Line Approach on National Security  —  Republican VP Candidate Speaks with ABC News' Charles Gibson in Exclusive Interview  —  On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, Gov. Sarah Palin took a hard-line approach on national security …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
PAINFUL  —  The awkward moment when Charlie Gibson tries his best not to press the point that Sarah Palin doesn't know what he's referring to when he asks her about the “Bush Doctrine” ...
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
PALIN FOREIGN POLICY: WAR WITH RUSSIA  —  From ABC News:  —  EXCLUSIVE: GOV. SARAH PALIN WARNS WAR MAY BE NECESSARY IF RUSSIA INVADES ANOTHER COUNTRY  —  More of the first excerpts from the Charlie Gibson interview here and here.  —  Here's the exchange on Russia:
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
LIKE I SAID, FOUR MORE YEARS OF BUSH WOULD BE VASTLY PREFERABLE  —  Wow, going to war with Russia might be necessary if Russia invades another one of the former states of the Soviet Union.  So says Sarah Palin.  War with Russia over Armenia?  If Russia and Georgia go at it again?
Discussion: JustOneMinute, Townhall.com and Eunomia
Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
Hysterical Points Memo  —  Here's George Polk Award winning blogger Josh Marshall: … Okay, a little context here.  In the interview, Palin says that she supports putting Georgia and the Ukraine in NATO (She doesn't say anything about Armenia.)  Once they're in NATO and if they're attacked …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Palin hawkish on Russia  —  This isn't the headline the McCain camp wanted out of Palin's interview: Possible war with Russia.  —  That's the tease on ABC News' website right now, though: “EXCLUSIVE: GOV. SARAH PALIN WARNS WAR MAY BE NECESSARY IF RUSSIA INVADES ANOTHER COUNTRY.”
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Gibson Interview  —  I just read it.  I'm not sure how to respond because I believe the entire last two weeks have been a farce, and ABC News is now an integral, enabling part of that farce.  It's also unfair to judge a partial interview, because Gibson has so far asked no questions …
CNN:
Former GOP senator calls Palin a ‘cocky wacko’  —  (CNN) - Former Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee was known for keeping a low-key profile on Capitol Hill, but the Republican -turned -Independent is making waves with his exceedingly blunt comments on newly-minted Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin:
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
With God On Our Side  —  Sign me up for the Sarah Palin fan club.  Unlike a Dem poser at a candidates debate in 2004, our next Vice President knows her Lincoln and knows who is on whose side in wartime.  Here she is with Charles Gibson: … For non-link folllowers, the poser at the Dem debate …
Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Palin And The Bush Doctrine
Discussion: The RBC, Hot Air and Eunomia
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Sarah Palin: Russian offense augurs war
Discussion: Townhall.com
Chris / TVNewser:
Sarah Palin: “War Has Got To Be A Last Option.”  “We Must Not Blink, Charlie.”
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   NOT READY  —  Sarah Palin's “perhaps” in response to the question …
Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
ABC News: 'GOV. SARAH PALIN WARNS WAR MAY BE NECESSARY IF RUSSIA …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Associated Press:
Palin leaves open option of war with Russia
Discussion: www.redstate.com
People.com:
Live, From New York: Barack Obama!  —  Barack Obama  —  Michael Phelps isn't the only person hoping to make waves on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live this weekend.  —  He will be joined by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, who'll be jetting in from New Hampshire …
Discussion: Political Punch and TIME.com
Byron York / The Hill:
Mad about Sarah  —  What is it about Sarah Palin that seems to have driven so many smart, thoughtful Obama supporters around the bend?  —  Wendy Doniger, the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School, wrote that Palin's …
Discussion: Townhall.com and Riehl World View
CNN:
Bill Clinton predicts big win; Palin sees son off to Iraq  —  (CNN) — Former President Bill Clinton said Thursday he thinks that Barack Obama will win big in the upcoming presidential election.  —  “I predict that Sen. Obama will win and win handily,” Clinton said when asked his opinion on the state of the race.
 
 
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