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Old 04-14-2010, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Interesting contract Palin has....


http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Blott...0contract2.pdf
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:04 AM
 
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Interesting contract I would agree with, but it doesnt exactly say that all questions will be pre-screened. It says satellite events will have the questions pre-screened, while audience questions will come through a moderator.

Thats not unusual really..
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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Sounds just like Obama's speaking contract.... or I mean Presidency.
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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That has been going on for years and even questions from the audience are pre screened and sometimes practiced before the debate.Smash might recall the pony tail guy from the Clinton/Bush and Perot debate.
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Ponytail Guy" is the term some in political circles use to refer to Denton Walthall, who asked a question in the second presidential debate in 1992. A domestic mediator who worked with children, Walthall scolded President George H.W. Bush for running a mudslinging, character-based campaign against Bill Clinton in 1992. Referring to voters as "symbolically the children of the future president," he asked how voters could expect the candidates "to meet our needs, the needs in housing and in crime and you name it, as opposed to the wants of your political spin doctors and your political parties. ... Could we cross our hearts? It sounds silly here but could we make a commitment? You know, we're not under oath at this point, but could you make a commitment to the citizens of the U.S. to meet our needs—and we have many—and not yours again?"
How town-hall debates can go very wrong for a candidate. - By John Dickerson - Slate Magazine
Bush said in a interview that he thought that was the turning point of the debate where Clinton gave his famous line of " I feel your pain" The funny part of it was hours before the debate he went to the stage to check it out and lo and behold there was the pony tail guy practicing that very question.At the time he thought nothing of the pony tail guy until he next saw him at the debate,he regretted not exposing him and the station for the farce.
Even though I think Palin is a idiot this is nothing new,as Maxwell Smart would say "the old pre screened question trick" has been practiced by the so called leaders for years.
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Fail
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:01 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default Palin's speaking gig contract calls for all questions to be pre-screened.

What half-gov Palin is good at doing is repeating bumper-sticker cliches.

She's obviously out of her element trying to answer questions. So, some staffer has to prescreen all questions and provide her the answers before any public appearance. She's being handled very carefully by the "political consultants" these days.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:18 AM
 
Location: North America
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That's a real shock.

I guess she needs to study, or otherwise, she'd have to write the answers on her hand again.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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It is nothing new, and more so with Palin (as it was with Bush). When, somehow, a "real" question does get thru (you know, the "gotcha media" kind), then she winks a few times, utters a few words that have nothing to do with the question, and it works like magic on the sheeple that flock to her for leadership and advice... every time!
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