More on the Press and Sarah Palin
Sure, Sarah Palin gave a great speech. But she is going to have to face the press in coming days — and it appears that they’re already pressing her on some tough questions, if Treacher is to be believed:
Palin Dodges Tough Questions About Existence of “Alaska”
By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 3, 2008; A1
Media Bubble, Sept. 2 — Embattled former beauty queen Sarah Palin* continued to wilt yesterday under the pressure of fair, evenhanded media questions about the alleged state of “Alaska.” Palin has claimed to be what she calls “governor” of the legendary land mass, which was once rumored to contain “eskimos.”
One of the things they’re likely to grill her about is her invoking God in matters of war, with prayers like this:
Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.
Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.
They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.
. . . .
Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.
It goes on like that, ending: “With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. . . . Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.”
[Patterico handed a piece of paper.] Wait. This just in.
I’m sorry. That’s not Sarah Palin. That’s Franklin D. Roosevelt from June 6, 1944. (Thanks to jot.)
Well, even if that issue falls flat, we have the word of Unbiased Journalist Ron Fournier of the Associated Press that the scrutiny will continue:
“This nonsense,” [senior McCain adviser Steve] Schmidt said, “is over.”
You have Ron Fournier’s word: the nonsense will continue!