What possessed Charlie Gibson tonight?
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Sarah Palin and Charlie Gibson Interview
I’ve seen Charlie Gibson interview a LOT of political candidates. A LOT. I always liked him, until tonight. Until tonight, I never saw him letting his personal bias display.
Tonight, I was astounded at his lack of professionalism as he all but dismissed every word out of Sarah Palin’s mouth. His entire posture, tone, facial expression and demeanor screamed how much he felt this woman was entirely and completely unable to fill the position she had chosen to accept.
He barely let her finish any sentence before, in an unchanged expression of what appeared to truly be some kind of disgust, barreling into the next one. I doubt he really heard a word she said.
Don’t get me wrong ….. I darn sure want somebody to ask her some very, very tough questions. I’m not at all convinced Sarah Palin has what it takes to be Vice President and, as Charlie pointed out, to become President in the event anything happen to McCain (and if they get elected, of course)
It wasn’t the questions. I would have expected those types of questions from anyone else. Well, all of them except asking Sarah Palin if she thought she could be a parent and a president at the same time.
It was an uncharacteristic, unprofessional and very personal bleed-through of opinion from a man I’ve come to respect very much as being tough but impartial, so that America could make their own conclusions based on what they heard from both sides.
I lost some of that respect tonight, Charlie.