It was round one of a three-part interview that will air on the network through tomorrow night, and you had to give it as a split decision to Gibson. But he was far from perfect, and he clearly received a lot of help from the way the interview was edited.
The usually genial Gibson was firm and authoritative without being hectoring as he and the Republican vice presidential candidate sat stiffly knees to knees in leather chairs discussing God, national security and the possibility of military action against Russia if it invades Georgia again. Gibson wasted no time in the excerpted portion of the interview that aired on
“Can you look the country in the eye and say, 'I have the experience and I have the ability to be not just vice president, but perhaps president of the United States of America?'”
When Palin said she doesn't hesitate in saying yes, Gibson asked her if that didn't perhaps show some "hubris."
Palin countered that it shows "confidence" and "being so committed to the mission."
Probably not the best first question. What would she say, "No, I am not qualified."?
It would have perhaps been much better to specifically go over her resume with the candidate.
But you see can also see the interviewer's strategy of trying to get inside Palin's mind and see if she is at all self-reflective. From the answer he received, it would appear she is not.