Audio: Palin talks taxes and energy on Hannity’s radio show

posted at 8:27 pm on October 1, 2008 by Allahpundit

If she sounds like this tomorrow night, she’ll be fine. If she doesn’t, her national political career’s probably over.

I bought a bottle of Jack today, just in case.

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You would. Tighten up that sphincter of yours!

Coronagold on October 1, 2008 at 8:30 PM

I heard this today,, I thought she was really on her game.

JellyToast on October 1, 2008 at 8:31 PM

loved it when she said in the debate it was “live tv” and the Media couldn’t edit what she says out

jp on October 1, 2008 at 8:32 PM

Governor Palin.

I really think those of us on the right should give her the respect she deserves since she is being savaged by the left.

Elizabetty on October 1, 2008 at 8:33 PM

I’ll be crossing my fingers….

Remember everyone: HARRY NANCY and Barack is what we’ll get…..

originalpechanga on October 1, 2008 at 8:34 PM

That’s not fair getting to drink Jack on a Thursday.

JammieWearingFool on October 1, 2008 at 8:34 PM

I think Palin just laid all the cards on the table.. everyone now knows what shes going to say tomorrow including Joe Biden.

justinok on October 1, 2008 at 8:35 PM

I think Palin just laid all the cards on the table.. everyone now knows what shes going to say tomorrow including Joe Biden.

justinok on October 1, 2008 at 8:35 PM

I’ll bet she has an “ace”or two up her sleeve.

Over.

1GooDDaDDy on October 1, 2008 at 8:40 PM

honestly, i want mccain to win. but i never want to see palin as president. ever.

venicesurfer on October 1, 2008 at 8:41 PM

I think Palin just laid all the cards on the table.. everyone now knows what shes going to say tomorrow including Joe Biden.

justinok on October 1, 2008 at 8:35 PM

I think this is just a preview. Palin will bring her “A game” tomorrow.

jencab on October 1, 2008 at 8:45 PM

A friendly environment for Palin, getting asked about what can be called her strengths. But I don’t hold that against her or Hannity. Obama has only done one interview with a person that wasn’t paying homage at the Obama alter. Palin has more spine, she’ been a nominee a month, and has done twice as many “unfriendly” interviews than Obama.

She’s not going to have that environment at the debate. I’m wondering if energy will even come up.

Hog Wild on October 1, 2008 at 8:45 PM

Awwww, it’s almost like Cute Overload.

Coronagold on October 1, 2008 at 8:46 PM

I bought a bottle of Jack today, just in case.

Good Boy…now bring it out here to Portland and I’ll show you how to drink it.

LOL

Old Hippie Vet on October 1, 2008 at 8:47 PM

I think all this Palin angst is way over the top. This lady needs go in and be herself, win, lose or draw. She does not need to look like Katie Couric did when she started with CBS i.e. deer in headlights. Be Sarah Palin no matter what the elite media think, sheknows they hate her.

d1carter on October 1, 2008 at 8:47 PM

I do so hope that we get “this Sarah” tomorrow … I’m a fan but she, (IMHO), is a bit of a diamond in the rough … one that I think is worth the wait as she gets her sea legs and I just hope she gets them fast enough to stem the vile nonsense thrown her way …

Paul

pbary on October 1, 2008 at 8:49 PM

If she doesn’t, her national political career’s probably over. – Allahpundit

Too bad Hannity won’t be moderating the debate. Oh well.

ManlyRash on October 1, 2008 at 8:56 PM

Let Sarah be Sarah… Her raw-ness will be her strength with the “undecideds”.

Voter approval will go through the roof is she drops a few lines like this one from HH:

We have to count on the federal government to be overseeing these agencies and entities, making sure that we’re not going to get screwed on this deal, and that our savings are safe.

phreshone on October 1, 2008 at 8:57 PM

OK, one more day till October,.. I hope we start seeing Ayers, Wright, Uncle Tony & Odinga in some ads and McCain sacking up and show some passion about this $#!T.

And where have they hid Michelle, we could use some of her true personality slipping out again and the oft mentioned “I hate whitey” tape would be handy right about now, too.

Alden Pyle on October 1, 2008 at 8:57 PM

I’m wondering if energy will even come up. – Hog Wild on October 1, 2008 at 8:45 PM

It won’t. Gwen “My head is in Obama’s crotch” Ifill will make sure that it doesn’t come up. Make book on that.

ManlyRash on October 1, 2008 at 8:58 PM

Finally! The real Sarah is back! I hope the campaign continues to let her speak her mind.

For some reason I believe they are asking her not to give an opinion on certain subjects and she is taking the advice too seriously.Such was the case on the SCOTUS question. She had an answer or two but felt handcuffed by the rules of her handlers..

Nelsa on October 1, 2008 at 8:59 PM

Ifill just played the race card. Asked if she thought the fact that she was black was part of the reason for objections raised to her moderating, she said she didn’t know but found it “curious”.

grits on October 1, 2008 at 9:04 PM

Governor Palin.

I really think those of us on the right should give her the respect she deserves since she is being savaged by the left.

Elizabetty on October 1, 2008 at 8:33 PM

I agree.

unseen on October 1, 2008 at 9:05 PM

honestly, i want mccain to win. but i never want to see palin as president. ever.

venicesurfer on October 1, 2008 at 8:41 PM

sure you do. and yet your attack the McCain-Palin ticket at every turn. astroturfer.

unseen on October 1, 2008 at 9:06 PM

Ifill just played the race card. Asked if she thought the fact that she was black was part of the reason for objections raised to her moderating, she said she didn’t know but found it “curious”.

grits on October 1, 2008 at 9:04 PM

Where did you hear that? If true, NPR may say that her broken leg was bothering her and she can’t make the debate. Where’s Jim when you need him?….

Nelsa on October 1, 2008 at 9:07 PM

If the media was as focused on Obama mistatements and general lack of answers as they are on Palin he would have been toast long ago. If you look at Palin’s record she is obviously very smart and skilled. I have never seen the MSM so determined to discredit someone. They have pulled out every stop and make a major negative out of everything related to her.

duff65 on October 1, 2008 at 9:09 PM

Palin rocks, period. More qualified than Obama or Biden.

Metro on October 1, 2008 at 9:10 PM

OK, one more day till October

Today is always yesterday, tomorrow.

hit and run on October 1, 2008 at 9:12 PM

Palin rocks, period. More qualified than Obama or Biden.

Metro on October 1, 2008 at 9:10 PM

I totally agree. However, being more qualified than Obama or Biden is not much of a compliment.

duff65 on October 1, 2008 at 9:13 PM

I’m wondering if energy will even come up. – Hog Wild on October 1, 2008 at 8:45 PM
It won’t. Gwen “My head is in Obama’s crotch” Ifill will make sure that it doesn’t come up. Make book on that.

ManlyRash on October 1, 2008 at 8:58 PM

it doesn’t matter. A good debater will bring it up or tie it to something. Like national security, like the finacial crisis. If Gov Palin would say that the creidt crisis on Wall Street can be equated to the gasoline crisis on Main Street and that just as the gov must save the creit flow it also has a responsibility and a duty to provide cheap secure energy for main street. they are two responsibilites that the gov is required to see to. It has a duty to the people, to all the people, the poor, the rich and yes to the middle class. Cheap secure gasoline is as much a priority to the middle class as cheap available credit is to the bankers. We need both sectors of our economy to prosper and should do away with this class warfare. MLenin, Stalin and Marx were the class warfare people not the Republicain party.

unseen on October 1, 2008 at 9:14 PM

Boy she hits exactly my feeling. Talk to the people over the media, not through them. Good luck, Sarah.

Spirit of 1776 on October 1, 2008 at 9:15 PM

I totally agree. However, being more qualified than Obama or Biden is not much of a compliment.

duff65 on October 1, 2008 at 9:13 PM

It is when those are the people you are running against. Slippery Rock winning the national championship against Youngstown State is still a victory even if they would get crushed by the “nitllay” lions.

unseen on October 1, 2008 at 9:16 PM

I think they should bring “ALF” out of retirement for the debate. He has the same eyes as Jim Lehrer.

BREAKING! Alf takes the 3.am call! and agrees to moderate the debate…

Nelsa on October 1, 2008 at 9:16 PM

fill just played the race card. Asked if she thought the fact that she was black was part of the reason for objections raised to her moderating, she said she didn’t know but found it “curious”.

grits on October 1, 2008 at 9:04 PM

Besides not being nonpartisan we can add that she is stupid and/or dishonest.

snaggletoothie on October 1, 2008 at 9:17 PM

Look, all she has to do is say “Joe six-pack” a few times and she’ll be fine. We’ll be panting like dogs, and the independents will be wowed by the simple fact that Palin can speak coherently about any topic, which is something that the MSM has denied “vociferously”.

Godzilla on October 1, 2008 at 9:19 PM

More like this, please.

lorien1973 on October 1, 2008 at 9:19 PM

Alden Pyle on October 1, 2008 at 8:57 PM

Never open a calender store :P

lorien1973 on October 1, 2008 at 9:21 PM

Immigration? Border enforcement?

Valiant on October 1, 2008 at 9:22 PM

Thats our GIRL

Mercy4Me on October 1, 2008 at 9:24 PM

Now I know this isn’t going to change any minds but I know from personal experience interviewing on national radio etc takes practice.

I don’t care who you think you are, no matter how big you were on campus, when they stick that mike in front of your face the first half a dozen times it freaks you out. You just hope the flop sweat doesn’t show.

Then something miraculous happens. One day at the appointed time that they call for the interview your heart rate doesn’t increase, your brain doesn’t freeze and you talk to a national audience like it was one of your old clients calling for a market update.

The key is to get those half a dozen times. Sarah is on her fourth time?

If McCain wins the election Palin will have the time required to change her focus from things Alaskan to things national and international. She did not topple the machine that was Alaska because she was unprepared or lacking. She would make a great VP and then President given the time to apply her personal skill set.

The left knows this. They have to stop her now before she influences young America among other things.

patrick neid on October 1, 2008 at 9:29 PM

Prediction: We are going to see the ‘cuda tomorrow tonight, and it will start with Sarah congratulating Ifil on her upcoming book. No holds barred.

Godzilla on October 1, 2008 at 9:32 PM

There’s always room for Jack.

James OK on October 1, 2008 at 9:37 PM

Right on, Sarah. Is the full interview online anywhere?

lansing quaker on October 1, 2008 at 9:45 PM

Today is always yesterday, tomorrow.

Dang … *tears* …

Benjamin9 on October 1, 2008 at 9:46 PM

Damn, Allah. You trying your Mel Gibson experiment again?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 1, 2008 at 9:55 PM

If that bottle of Jack is not half gone already, AP, you’re too late…

Better pick up another one for tomorrow. One of those big ones with the handle…

gridlock2 on October 1, 2008 at 9:57 PM

I bought a bottle of Jack today, just in case.

Trust me AP, I’ve got the Italian grotta out — it’s strong and will leave a mark ;)

Richard Romano on October 1, 2008 at 10:03 PM

I agree with Dennis Miller. McCain and Palin both have to stop tiptoeing around the issues and ATTACK and TELL IT LIKE IT IS!

PattyJ on October 1, 2008 at 10:05 PM

“Valiant on October 1, 2008 at 9:22 PM”

not that you EVER listen, but she sent the AKNG to help build the fence …

/jerk

Buckaroo on October 1, 2008 at 10:05 PM

I can’t bring myself to watch it jack or no jack. I’m hoping Ed will be doing some live blogging.
Just want her to make it through… Please oh Please

kangjie on October 1, 2008 at 10:13 PM

It won’t. Gwen “My head is in Obama’s crotch” Ifill will make sure that it doesn’t come up. Make book on that.

ManlyRash on October 1, 2008 at 8:58 PM

I need some Jack Daniels just to get that image out of my head. On second thought, I’d prefer Glenlivet.

pugwriter on October 1, 2008 at 10:14 PM

Allah – This ‘Cuda thing has gone too far. Show some respect.

Fuquay Steve on October 1, 2008 at 10:29 PM

Hannity: Softball.

MSM: Hardball.

Get used to it.

csdeven on October 1, 2008 at 10:33 PM

McCain the gentleman will lose this election. Obama’s a pussy and will wilt under his attack. McC better get out his old combat flight suit, pull his head out of his a** and drop some bombs on BHO’s head.

I wanna see Palin with her claws out too. GET TOUGH!

Mojave Mark on October 1, 2008 at 10:34 PM

MSM: Hardball. Spitball

csdeven on October 1, 2008 at 10:33 PM

Ronnie on October 1, 2008 at 10:45 PM

MSM: Hardball.

Get used to it.

csdeven on October 1, 2008 at 10:33 PM

Yeah, whenever Hannity gets a liberal to come on his show he always edits the tape to change the meanings of his guests answers.

But liberals running for office have no choice. They have to expose themselves to the conservative media, and get their approval, if they want to be taken seriously.

The drive-by media.

Dorvillian on October 1, 2008 at 10:47 PM

honestly, i want mccain to win. but i never want to see palin as president. ever.

venicesurfer on October 1, 2008 at 8:41 PM

I’m just the opposite, I’ll happily vote for Palin, but would greatly prefer not to have McCain on the presidential ticket.

RJL on October 1, 2008 at 10:51 PM

Time to go BALLS TO THE WALL. (man)

Metro on October 1, 2008 at 10:56 PM

I think they should bring “ALF” out of retirement for the debate. He has the same eyes as Jim Lehrer.

That was funny.

silverfox on October 1, 2008 at 10:58 PM

Prediction: We are going to see the ‘cuda tomorrow tonight, and it will start with Sarah congratulating Ifil on her upcoming book. No holds barred.

Godzilla on October 1, 2008 at 9:32 PM

Excellent, I’d pay to see that!

RJL on October 1, 2008 at 11:02 PM

If she doesn’t, her national political career’s probably over.

What a pessimist. AP’s a bright guy but his pessimism is getting old. I think I’ll just read Ed’s posts & avoid the aggravation.

LFRGary on October 1, 2008 at 11:03 PM

I bought a bottle of Jack today, just in case.

I know you want to believe.

AP’s a bright guy but his pessimism is getting old.

He donated to Mac after the SP pick. His heart’s in it and there’s his problem.

silverfox on October 1, 2008 at 11:08 PM

patrick neid on October 1, 2008 at 9:29 PM

In case you’d forgotten, she reported on TV about sports for awhile. I’ve seen a video of her reportage and she was very much at ease.

YankeeinCA on October 1, 2008 at 11:12 PM

ManlyRash on October 1, 2008 at 8:58 PM

Dude… is there anyone who hates the liberal media as much as you? I hate them too, but you make me look like a rank amatuer. LOL

If you ever catch one of them in a dark alley, give me a call so I can come and help. I’ll give you a 60/40% split on the credit of getting it done.

Hog Wild on October 1, 2008 at 11:28 PM

posted at 8:27 pm on October 1, 2008 by Allahpundit

If she sounds like this tomorrow night, she’ll be fine. If she doesn’t, her national political career’s probably over.

I bought a bottle of Jack today, just in case.

Buy a case while you’re at it and just start drinking now to save us the aggravation.

By the way, I know you never listened to her speech at the convention.

Instead, what you did, was timed the blog to auto-post right after the convention, with the transcript of her speech and worded it thusly, (while you then promptly “drugged” your worries away):

Here’s the transcript.

Did I miss something?

I remember it well and I figured it out later. As a beta male blogger you are very transparent and it doesn’t endear viewers to your blog (in case you care).

Mcguyver on October 1, 2008 at 11:29 PM

Governor Palin.

I really think those of us on the right should give her the respect she deserves since she is being savaged by the left.

Elizabetty on October 1, 2008 at 8:33 PM

+1 Here here! I think you will see a very independent Sarah Palin tomorrow night. She will set the bar as high and Biden will be marginalized further as a VP that supports the ticket. This will be a defining moment to say the least.

Rovin on October 1, 2008 at 11:30 PM

Jack?

Tennessee whiskey in Queens? Blasphemy! Bobbie Lee, you SOB, the Yankees have our hooch!

I finally get a day off tomorrow and looking forward to tuning into the MSM version of the St Valentine’s Day Massacre. Lock and load, Sarah. Lock and load.

Limerick on October 1, 2008 at 11:49 PM

If she doesn’t, her national political career’s probably over.

But for that comment, I would have buzzed this. Instead, I’d just be providing fodder for HuffPo.

Connie on October 1, 2008 at 11:53 PM

The full audio interview is up at Hannity’s web site:

Link:

mms://abcrad.wmod.llnwd.net/a49/external/0102cABAAHQAAAAcDle6yKhvE1c0LnEJnNwFajD8QD92LOnSD/hannity/todays_audio/hannity081001.wma

lansing quaker on October 2, 2008 at 12:01 AM

Err….

Full Hannity audio of Palin interview.

lansing quaker on October 2, 2008 at 12:01 AM

Let Sarah be Sarah… Her raw-ness will be her strength with the “undecideds”.

Voter approval will go through the roof is she drops a few lines like this one from HH:

We have to count on the federal government to be overseeing these agencies and entities, making sure that we’re not going to get screwed on this deal, and that our savings are safe.

I’m glad you highlighted that quote. I just about spit out my beer when I heard that. It’s the best damn thing I’ve heard on credit crisis from any politician. I admit that I’ve had my ups and downs with Palin over the last few weeks, but there’s something “there”. She’s rough and needs some seasoning in the give and take of political interviews, but she’ll learn that. Her insticts are right on though and that’s something Obama and Biden are never going to learn.

PackerBronco on October 2, 2008 at 12:10 AM

I bought a bottle of Jack today, just in case.

Me, I’m more of an optimist. Glenliviet – old enough to vote. Good for drowning sorrows and celebrations.

Scott Free on October 2, 2008 at 12:55 AM

If she says “reign in” one more time I am gonna flip off my chair.

Levinite on October 2, 2008 at 1:48 AM

If she says “reign in” one more time I am gonna flip off my chair.

Levinite on October 2, 2008 at 1:48 AM

It’ll actually be “rein in”, like she might do with a team of dogs pulling a sled, which might be tough to do in the rain. If she and Mac do a good enough job, they’ll get to reign in January.

The Monster on October 2, 2008 at 2:29 AM

honestly, i want mccain to win. but i never want to see palin as president. ever.

venicesurfer on October 1, 2008 at 8:41 PM

Couldn’t disagree more! We need a President who takes bold steps, sets a direction and gets things done: that’s why Senators make lousy Presidential candidates! Legislators are conditioned to tolerating interminable arguments which are never resolved, and a mushy environment where constructive action is the exception and the goals are never clear.

I want Palin to win: McCain will make a great Vice-President.

landlines on October 2, 2008 at 3:03 AM

MSM: Hardball. Spitball Slimeball
csdeven on October 1, 2008 at 10:33 PM

Ronnie on October 1, 2008 at 10:45 PM

Fify, Ronnie, gratis.

Entelechy on October 2, 2008 at 3:42 AM

Why being governor of Alaska does give foreign policy credentials: http://www.americanprowler.com/dsp_article.asp?art_id=13979

Something to think about when viewed from a world perspective…

onlineanalyst on October 2, 2008 at 5:06 AM

If you look at Palin’s record she is obviously very smart and skilled. I have never seen the MSM so determined to discredit someone. They have pulled out every stop and make a major negative out of everything related to her.
duff65 on October 1, 2008 at 9:09 PM

The problem is that McCain and Palin have done nothing to prevent the media from savaging her. They gave Palin a crash course in talking points, then sent her out there to unfriendly media, causing her to make lots of goofy-sounding statements that made her look like a jackass.

I mean, Obama has done neutral media (Sunday morning talk shows) and friendly media, but his one and only “hostile” media appearance was O’Reilly, and while Obama didn’t melt down, he didn’t really shine either. And, Obama has been campaigning for President since practically 2004!

Sarah Palin needs to kick ass tonight for her own political future. Her national brand has been destroyed almost beyond repair. This is her last chance. Win or lose come November, she needs to own Biden to restore her reputation. So, she better bring her A game; giving evasive, goofy answers to questions, accusing Ifill of bias in the debate (as many have suggested she do), and trying to goad the Gaffemaster into saying something dumb are not enough now.

Outlander on October 2, 2008 at 7:33 AM

Wouldn’t it be sweet if she shot Ifill and gutted her on stage?

Coronagold on October 2, 2008 at 7:56 AM

If Ifill had any journalistic integrity the first question she would ask Biden, is ‘Sen. Biden how does it feel to be running with a man who has had close personal and professional relationships with unrepentent domestic terrorists, marxists and criminals?”

eaglewingz08 on October 2, 2008 at 8:31 AM

In case you’d forgotten, she reported on TV about sports for awhile. I’ve seen a video of her reportage and she was very much at ease.

YankeeinCA on October 1, 2008 at 11:12 PM

I had not forgot. The difference is audience size and being asked the questions rather than reporting the questions.
Just a casual reading of memoirs of some of the great broadcasters reveals just how incredibly nerve racking making appearances can be. It takes several times.

However because of the videos you mentioned I have complete confidence she will easily make the transition if she gets the necessary time. That is what the left is trying to prevent.

patrick neid on October 2, 2008 at 9:12 AM

It is when those are the people you are running against. Slippery Rock winning the national championship against Youngstown State is still a victory even if they would get crushed by the “nitllay” lions.

unseen on October 1, 2008 at 9:16 PM

The Rock is Division II. Y-town is I-AA (or, as the PC NCAA crowd now calls it, “Football Championship Subdivision.”

You go, Guv!

either orr on October 2, 2008 at 10:11 AM

Even if Palin were not more qualified than Obama or Biden, she has character.
She is honest. She does not LIE & treat people as if they were peons.She does not spread BS when she doesn’t know the answer to a ?.
She is not a narcissist. She believes in a kind & loving God. She believes in the sanctity of HUMAN life.
That’s all I need.

Badger40 on October 2, 2008 at 11:41 AM

She seriously kicked 4ss in the Alaska Gubernatorial debate. It’s on cspan — it took me about an hour to dig around and finally find it. She cleaned up the floor with Murkowski, and he had what, thirty years? of experience.

rightwingprof on October 2, 2008 at 11:43 AM