Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cafferty to Blitzer: 'Don't make excuses' for Palin

For those who feel sympathy for Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during her recent response to a question on the bailout, here is a word of advice.

Don't tell Jack Cafferty.

The CNN anchorman lambasted Palin for her thoughts on the $700 billion bailout proposed by the Bush administration. After showing a clip of the Alaskan governor's Friday interview with Katie Couric on CBS' The Early Show, he had this to say.

"If John McCain wins, this woman will be one 72-year-old's heartbeat away from being president of the United States, and if that doesn't scare the hell out of you, it should," Cafferty said.

He asked viewers to write in opinions about Palin's qualifications for the presidency and then turned to Wolf Blitzer and said this:

"I'm 65 and have been covering politics, as have you, for a long time. That is one of the most pathetic pieces of tape I of ever seen for someone aspiring to one of the highest offices in this country."

This video is from CNN's Situation Room, broadcast September 26, 2008.