Oh, I Gotcha

By Jesse Taylor
Thursday, October 2, 2008 23:17 EDT
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imageJohn 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!

*Already redeemed.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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