Oh, I Gotcha
John Cole links to Michelle Malkin’s endorsed hypothetical takedown of Katie Couric. Unfortunately, the takedown involves hypothetical Palin asking hypothetical Couric a hypothetical question whose hypothetical answer involves a whole series of other hypothetical things, and by the time you’ve reached this level of hypothetical involvement, I’d better either be watching porn or a porn-based adaptation of something which lends itself to the imaginings of porn.
My favorite part of Malkin’s post, though, is this:
Palin should remember tonight that it’s better to just acknowledge that she doesn’t have a ready answer if she doesn’t have one in response to gotcha questions like these. It avoids painful circumlocations and evasions — and makes clear to viewers that she’s not intimidated or insecure.
“Name a Supreme Court decision you disagree with” is a gotcha question? Okay, I always thought gotcha questions were things like, “Would you raise a poor single mother’s taxes if it meant that you could bring a dead infant back to life?” or “Why haven’t you denounced the Holocaust at any point during this campaign?”
A test for defenders of Mooseburg Slim: this is the online application for McDonald’s. Tell us which questions aren’t gotchas. If you make it to five, you’ll get a $10 iTunes gift card*. Have at it!