Governor Palin spoke to reporters from her traveling press corps for the first time. We now know why the McCain campaign handlers were so concerned about limiting press access to her. In some of her responses, Governor Palin was inarticulate and demonstrated an inability to express herself in grammatically correct/coherent sentences. Some of her responses were very inappropriate for someone with a college degree in journalism, and much worse for someone who is the governor of any state.
Below is a verbatim response from Governor Palin when she was talking about what happened at the World Trade Center.
"I wish every American would come through here. I wish every world leader would come through here, and understand what it is that took place here and more importantly how America came together and united to commit to never allowing this to happen again. And just to hear and from and see these good New Yorkers who are rebuilding not just this are but helping to rebuild America has been very, very inspiring and encouraging."
Excuse me. "And just to hear and from and see these good New Yorkers….”
It is important for Governor Palin to speak clearly and coherently because as potential vice president of the United States, and possibly even the president of the United States, the entire world has to understand what she means by what she says. This was not evident in her brief interviews with the press, nor in her interview with Katie Couric, which is seen below. There is simply no way Governor Palin is even close to being a reasonable candidate for vice president of the United States. Choosing Governor Palin to be his vice presidential running mate wasn't a gamble on Senator McCain's part, it was an egregious example of poor judgment.