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3:21 AM ET, September 12, 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 …
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Palin Links Iraq to 9/11, A View Discarded by Bush  —  Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would “defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans.”
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” ...
The Huffington Post:
Palin's ABC Interview: Stumped On Bush Doctrine, Seems To Contradict McCain On Pakistan (VIDEO)  —  In her first major interview as the Republican vice presidential nominee, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was stumped when asked about the so-called “Bush Doctrine,” unable to answer whether …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Stupid or Malicious?  —  The Washington Post distorts Palin on page one.  —  Here are the headline and the first two paragraphs from an article posted online that apparently will be on the front page of Friday's Washington Post: … Kornblut's interpretation of what Palin said is either stupid or malicious.
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:
Associated Press:
Palin tries to defend qualifications in interview  —  FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - John McCain running mate Sarah Palin sought Thursday to defend her qualifications but struggled with foreign policy, unable to describe President Bush's doctrine of pre-emptive strikes against threatening nations …
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, Eunomia and Townhall.com
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Open thread: Palin on ABC; Update: Gibson distorts Palin's Iraq prayer; Update: Video of Iraq prayer comments included in segment  —  We're still an hour away from World News Tonight, but ABC's already starting to tease quotes so we're likely to see web video before they go on the air.
CNN:   Former GOP senator calls Palin a ‘cocky wacko’
Publius / Obsidian Wings:
The Emperor-to-Be Has No Clothes
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Sarah Palin On Bush Doctrine: Homina, Homina, Homina
Discussion: The Seminal, TalkLeft and Philly.com
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
The “Palin Didn't Know What the Bush Doctrine Is” Canard
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   The Gibson Interview
Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
Hysterical Points Memo
Discussion: MSNBC and Weekly Standard
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
With God On Our Side  —  Sign me up for the Sarah Palin fan club.
Discussion: Townhall.com
Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Palin And The Bush Doctrine
Discussion: Hot Air, The RBC and Eunomia
Cernig / Newshoggers.com:
The Most Dangerous Woman In The World?
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:   Letters from Al Qaeda leaders show Iraqi effort is in disarray
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
The Anger Factor  —  The media are getting mad.  —  Whether it's the latest back-and-forth over attack ads, the silly lipstick flap or the continuing debate over Sarah and sexism, you can just feel the tension level rising several notches.  —  Maybe it's a sense that this is crunch time …
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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 …
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
David Sirota / Blog entry:
The Aristocrats II: Starring George Will Attacking Firefighters on 9/11  —  A few years ago, the film “The Aristocrats” made audiences guffaw with clips of comedians reciting their version of the dirtiest joke in history.  Conservatives seem intent on following that flick up with their own version …
 
 
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Belittling Palin?  —  A McCain-Palin TV ad accuses Obama of being …
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International Herald Tribune:
Obama plans sharper tone as party frets
Discussion: TIME.com
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Biden living up to his gaffe-prone reputation
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Democrats on Capitol Hill fear Obama fallout
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
NOT READY  —  Sarah Palin's “perhaps” in response to the question …
CNN:
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The Post-Convention Roadmap to the Real Knock-Out Punch
Satyam / Think Progress:
Hannity explodes on air, calls guest ‘fool’ and ‘idiot,’ tells him to get off set.
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CNN:
Bill Clinton predicts big win; Palin sees son off to Iraq
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