Sarah Palin took questions from the media while at Ground Zero something I’d love to see her do more of. There are a number of people out there who say let Sarah go and do her thing, and I agree. Here’s a portion of the transcript from Hotline:
CNN: On the topic of never letting this happen again, do you agree with the way the Bush administration has handled the war on terrorism, is there anything you would do differently?
A: I agree with the Bush administration that we take the fight to them. We never again let them come onto our soil and try to destroy not only our democracy, but communities like the community of New York. Never again. So yes, I do agree with taking the fight to the terrorists and stopping them over there.
POLITICO: Do you think our presence in iraq and afghan and our continued presence there is inflaming islamic extremists?
A: I think our presence in iraq and afghanistan will lead to further security of our nation, again, because the mission is to take the fight over there. do not let them come over here and attempt again what they accomplished here, and that was some destruction. terrible destruction on that day. but since september 11, americans uniting and rebuilding and committing to never letting that happen again.
As you can see, when it comes to the War on Terror, she gets it. She knows what’s at stake. She needs to be allowed to take on the press more often like this.
The Politico also asked whether she would support Don Young’s and Ted Stevens’ reelections, and she didn’t say, but if the Politico reporter had done his research then he’d know that Palin supported Stevens’ opponent in the Republican primary race.
Her take on the rescue bill:
I don’t support that until the provisions that Sen. McCain has offered are implemented in Paulson’s proposals.
Update: Here’s the story from the Politico. The funny part is the photo. Take a look at the two cops staring at Palin. Like all the heads of state she met the past few days, they, too, are smitten!
Update II: Watch the video here. You’ll see that she’s very confident and answers the questions with conviction and strength.