Wednesday, October 01, 2008

What do you read?

Sarah Palin previously explained that she got her knowledge of the world not from traveling, but from reading.
Which makes the following all that more interesting.
Eric Snider (formerly of BYU) says it best:


alison said...

When I read that quote, I completely gave her the benefit of the doubt. Maybe she only read Newsweek and thought it wouldn't be good to give a biased source of information, or something along those lines.

Then I read four other quotes in Newsweek, and I'm no longer convinced. She doesn't have much to say, she is incapable of answering questions (she can BS answers like I did on my Gov't AP test, but I can tell that she doesn't understand the questions).

What I'm trying to figure out now, is, does it matter? Obviously if she were the VP, she would have a better grasp on current events and be immersed with information and intelligent people to walk her through thinking (if she needs it) and understanding. And I'm fairly positive that if she were asked questions about current events in Alaska she'd give intelligent and well-thought out answers. Maybe that's what we should do.

What do you think? Does it matter if she can answer questions well, right now?

Tim said...

I don't apply for a job before I'm qualified for it. I don't expect to be hired before I know what the job will entail.
Granted, there will always be some on the job training. But candidates should be aware of what they're getting into beforehand.