FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
There's no shortage of publicity for Sarah Palin on the eve of the release of her new book.
The cover of this week's Newsweek asks quote, "How do you solve a problem like Sarah"? It says she's bad news for the GOP and for everybody else too. This is not the kind of publicity that will cause her to be taken more seriously – not that there's any great risk of that anyway.
Sarah Palin is all over TV, talking with Oprah and doing a 5-part series of interviews with Barbara Walters.
But, she's very picky when it comes to what kinds of situations she exposes herself to. On her book tour, she's skipping many of the nation's largest cities that authors almost always hit – places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York. Instead, she's opting for smaller, and in many cases more conservative cities.
You're probably already hearing more details about Sarah Palin than you want to know – about her personal life, her family, her children, her daughter's pregnancy... about the campaign, her spat with John McCain aides, what she thinks about Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson.
Sarah Palin says she wasn't surprised when she was asked to be on the presidential ticket... she says she felt "quite confident" in her abilities. Well, turns out she's one of the few who does. A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll shows only 28% of Americans say Palin is qualified to be president, 70% say she's not.
So here's my question: If you were interviewing Sarah Palin, what would you ask her?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Jennifer from Winnipeg writes:
There are many things I'd like to ask Sarah Palin, however I am quite sure that she would not understand any of them and would immediately go into rhetoric mode and babble incoherently.
I would ask her how wonderful it feels to wake up every morning knowing that you frighten the daylights out of liberals by just speaking common sense. She makes it look so easy.
I would ask her what books and magazines she reads. I would also like to know her thoughts on the Bush doctrine. She never did answer those questions.
She mentions in her book that she believes in creationism. I would ask her if she had become V.P., would she have taken steps to have the federal government encourage the teaching of creationism in public schools.
Paulette in Pennsylvania writes:
I wouldn't seek her out but if she crossed my path I'd ask her "Honey, what is it you don't understand about 72% of the American people not believing you are qualified to be president?"
I would ask her why she puts up with the insulting, ignorant left. Does she feel that this is the reason good people, like herself, fail to run for office (leaving us with the people who only have their own interest in mind). We need more people in office like Sarah, but why would they be interested?
I'd ask her to name all 50 states. Just for fun.
How many internets are there?
Linda in Kentucky writes:
I would ask her: "Where do you go to get a clue?" Betcha can't see that from your house!