September 13, 2008

Charlie Gibson's Probing Questions...

A selection of classic Charlie Gibson interview questions. Can you guess which of these probing questions were thrown at Democrats and which were thrown at Republicans?

"What did [your children] say about [your nomination]?"

"Did you know right away [when you first met your future spouse]?"

"Has the joyfulness of this hit home yet? Do you take joy from it?"

"[Your father] didn't care enough to stay. How did you internalize that?"

"Do you worry that [this race] could turn on race, age and class?"

"What did you think of [your opponent's] speech?"

"[T]hey went at you hammer and tong last night...saying the fundamental security of this country was at stake in this election, questioning [your running mate's] ability to be commander in chief. I wonder how you felt as you listened."

"I'm curious about your feelings last night. It was an historic moment. Has it sunk in yet?"

"On what three issues will this campaign turn to you?"

"Is the hardest part of all this behind you or ahead of you?"

"There's a million people pulling you in a million different directions, but when everybody clears out, the staff is gone, you're in your hotel room at night and you're alone -- do you say to yourself: 'Son of a gun, I've done this?'"

"Did [your opponents' attacks] make you in any way second-guess the decision...not to mention George Bush from the podium so often...?"

"You speak with such equanimity this morning. Didn't they make you mad last night?"

Answer: as you might have guessed, all of these cotton-candy softballs were lobbed at Democrat candidates.

By Ragnar Danneskjold, Typical Bitter Gun-Clinger at 04:40 PM | Comments |