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10:50 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 …
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 …
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” ...
Discussion: Obsidian Wings and The Reaction
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
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.”
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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Corner
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:
Mark Silva / The Swamp:   Sarah Palin: Russian offense augurs war
Chris / TVNewser:
Sarah Palin: “War Has Got To Be A Last Option.”  “We Must Not Blink, Charlie.”
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
ABC News: 'GOV. SARAH PALIN WARNS WAR MAY BE NECESSARY IF RUSSIA …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Palin And The Bush Doctrine
Discussion: The RBC, Hot Air and Eunomia
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   The Gibson Interview
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: TIME.com
Jason Horowitz / New York Observer:
Team Clinton Says Obama Intimidated By Palin Factor  —  Hillary: ‘We Will Do What We Are Asked’; Panetta: ‘They Are Totally Reactive’  —  Hillary Clinton.  —  The harshest thing Hillary Clinton could come up with about Sarah Palin at a Sept. 6 campaign event at Wagner College on Staten Island …
Discussion: Firedoglake and NO QUARTER
Al Giordano / The Field on the Narcosphere:
The Post-Convention Roadmap to the Real Knock-Out Punch  —  The public has access to twenty-six state polls in 16 states since the GOP convention ended.  Here's a summary.  —  There are multiple polls available in six key states so far, and here are the averages using only post-convention surveys:
Jeff Madrick / New York Review of Books:
Time for a New Deal  —  The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker  —  Only recently has the situation outlined by Steven Greenhouse in his new book,The Big Squeeze, been getting serious attention from politicians.  Average wages for American workers have been largely stagnating for a generation.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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