An exchange between Katie Couric and Sarah Palin in a CBS News Interview:
Couric: I'm just going to ask you one more time - not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation.
Palin: I'll try to find you some and I'll bring them to you.
See, that tactic of "I-don't-know-but-I'll-find-out" - that's a line I used when I was a cashier, aged 17. I encourage my younger colleagues to use it when they're still in training.
But if you're the Republican Candidate for Vice Mammajammin' President, that doesn't cut it. Not on a question that basic - not saying I know the answer, but damn - I'm not running for VP, either.
I mean, what is Sarah going to do - e mail Katie on Monday, then Katie can read the e mail to her viewers? This isn't a book report, or an Algebra test you're going to retake for a higher grade!
The words "Hell" and "Handbasket" keep coming to mind.