“Ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh — it’s got to be all about job creation too. Shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track. So healthcare reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade, we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, um, scary thing, but 1 in 5 jobs being created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.”
– Sarah Palin, trying to explain to Katie Couric why giving Wall Street investment companies a 700 billion dollar government handout is a better idea than giving that money to middle class Americans
I was going to try to explain how the bailout plan is completely unrelated to health care reform, and isn’t a spending cut, and all that, but then I noticed that Sarah Palin has cute little glasses and a signature hair style, and the hypno-rays emitted by Palin’s breath of “fresh air” put me in a numb trance once more.