So this is what tomorrow night is going to look like? Interesting.
More CBS via Andrew:
Palin on SCOTUS
Compared with Biden, it’s brutal.
He’s right. She’s a dope. But then watch this clip of both candidates talking about the separation of church and state, and it becomes clear where Biden could run into trouble. Palin’s answer is so twisted that it’s tough to remember what the question was in the first place.
Katie Couric: Thomas Jefferson wrote about the First Amendment, building a wall of separation between church and state. Why do you think that’s so important?
Sarah Palin: His intention in expressing that was so that government did not mandate a religion on people. And Thomas Jefferson also said never underestimate the wisdom of the people. And the wisdom of the people, I think in this issue is that people have the right and the ability and the desire to express their own religious views, be it a very personal level, which is why I choose to express my faith, or in a more public forum.
And the wisdom of the people, thankfully, engrained in the foundation of our country, is so extremely important. And Thomas Jefferson wanted to protect that.
UPDATE: I’m looking for the Jefferson quote she’s referencing. So far, no luck. Think she meant this?
“It is not wisdom alone but public confidence in that wisdom which can support an administration.” –Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, 1824.
If so, not only out of context but not even close.
UPDATE again: Seems chatters in the Sean Hannity forum have come to the same conclusion. There is no Jefferson quote. You know you’re in trouble when the Fox peeps call your bluff.