Holy Moly. Sarah Palin was right. This afternoon on the Sean Hannity radio show, she said the MSM had “overplayed their hand” and predicted that Gingrich was ”gonna soar even more” as Republican voters, increasingly wise to the MSM’s unfair double standards, rally to his side over ABC’s decision to air the interview with his ex-wife Marianne, tonight.
When John King started off the CNN debate with a question to Gingrich about the salacious, bombshell interview, he cut loose. And the audience was with him every step of the way:
Video via Buzzfeed.
Listening to John King and the CNN panel which includes Ari Fleischer, Gloria Borger, Erick Erickson David Gergen, and Donna Brazile after the debate. They all seemed to agree that the question had to be asked – it was hanging in the air, and King said he didn’t want to sneak it in somewhere in the middle of the debate. He made the decision to just clear the air at the outset which seems fair to me if you agree with the premise that the question was fair game for a debate. I’m not sure that I agree that it was an appropriate question for a debate. In 2007 and 2008 did anyone bother to ask Obama about his past drug use at a debate? How about the notorious Rashid Khalidi farewell dinner attended by Obama that was rumored to be an anti-Semitic hate fest. There was quite a bit of buzz about the LA times sitting on a tape of that dinner - and maybe it would have cleared the air a little if someone had asked Obama about it. Did they bring up Obama’s membership in the Socialist “New Party” back in in Illinois?
To his credit, George Stephanopolus did ask Obama about his relationships with Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers. Of course, by April 2008, Obama had carefully rehearsed answers to those questions.