(CNN) – Sarah Palin said she was not taking a jab at Joe Biden's age or lengthy stint in Washington when recently joking she had been listening to the Delaware senator's speeches since the second grade.
"Oh no, it's nothing negative at all," Palin told Katie Couric Monday in the latest installment of her Monday interview with the CBS anchor. "He's got a lot of experience and just stating the fact there, that we've been hearing his speeches for all these years."
The original comments came at an Ohio rally Monday, when Palin told the cheering crowd, "I'm looking forward to meeting [Biden] too, I've never met him before - but I've been hearing about his senate speeches since I was in, like the second grade."
Watch: Palin goes after Biden
Some political observers found that comment peculiar, given her own running mate is the oldest man ever to seek a first presidential term. But Palin said she was merely contrasting the differences she sees between herself and Biden.
"He's got a tremendous amount of experience and, you know, I'm the new energy, the new face, the new ideas and he's got the experience based on many, many years in the Senate and voters are gonna have a choice there of what it is that they want in these next four years," she said.
Palin was 8 years-old when Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972. (Biden was 29 at that time)
Palin is desperately trying to be something she's not. Thus, making her look more and more foolish.
Sarah had better call in sick Thursday night.
Drilling for oil was invented in the 4th century in China. I wouldnt call that "new energy".
shes the new downer
Coming from Sarah Palin, this choice is an easy one. Go figure!
The energy is clearly wearing down. Elect Obama/Biden 08/12
She running with a geezer and she's making comments about Joe.
Sarah you can't fill Hillary's shoe, Thanks but NO THANKS
Even the Republicans are jumping ship with Palin. They're finally realizing that they need to save their own butts now!!
Caribou Barbie needs to hire Miss Teen Sourt Carolina as her debate coach. Then we can all listen to her tell us about U.S. Americans and everything else. It's hard for me to imagine any lower expectations for her, and I for one, am looking forward to seeing the train wreck. It's the least that she and McLame deserve.
Just say NO to Bush 44.
now...... now ........now..... do katie do , ask her about the Bush Doctrine, or about her foreign policy experience!!!! AND WATCH HOW SHE GOES FROM THE NEW ENERGY TO THE DUMB ENERGY!!! lol!
Let's see if I get this right, Palin has been listening to Biden's Senate speeches since 1972 despite the fact that all Senate speeches have only began to be publicly aired on the radio starting from 1979 with C-SPAN. Maybe in addition to those x-ray eyes that allow her to see Russia from her house, her ears also allowed her to listen in on gatherings taking place clear across the country.
We do have a choice, 21st century Obama or 20th century McCain.
Voters will hopefully decide that they want candidates with some knowledge of the issues. Candidates who know more about Russia than they can see it from their house, candidates who have studied constitutional law and understand our rights under the constitution.
A new energy to bring this country to its all time low...
Thanks but no thanks....
Sarah Go back.......Sarah Go back
We;'ve had many a chuckle and giggle with Palin. However, the laughter needs to stop here, she's now reached DANGEROUS status.
Give me my break which kind of new energy!
May be the energy of lying, shame on her...
Wow... she just never stops putting that foot in the mouth does she? Atleast their spinmasters can be sure of job security with her around... up is not up, but it isn't down either...
NEW IDEAS? ARE YOU KIDDING? YOU MEAN THAT RAMBLING, GIBBERISH YOU ALWAYS SPAT OUT AT EVERY INTERVIEW ARE YOUR NEW IDEAS? NOW I AM REALLY SCARED!!
"He's gout a treemyendous amoont of expeerience ayund, you know, I'm the nyew enyergy, the nyew fayuce, the nyew ideeas and he's got the expeerience based on many, many yeears in the Syenate and vooters are gonna hayve a choice theyur of what eet ees thyat they want een theese nyext foour years," she said.
I don't kynow abyout the ryest of ya but I already made thyat choice!
Liar! Did you see Cindy McCain's face when Palin made that comment? It was an evil and sarcastic laugh. It was clear what she meant, and the people listening to her laughed on cue.
I hope the new energy is Obama ....Palin made this very odd remark which was to showcase his age....all I could think of was MCCain is 7 yrs older than Biden....and you really think she listened ot Biden in the 2nd grade ...give me a break , she doesn;t know squatt about Washington or national politics...
I guess this debate will see how well she soaked up the cramming for this exam! Just wonder if she will have an ear piece so they can feed her the answers!!!
What the hell? I never thought I would see the day I would hear someone talk like this who could possibly be in the 2nd highest office. I implore everyone to rent the movie "Idiocracy" as that is where we are headed should the SAME ticket win. GOD fobid.
like an energy drink.... high for awhile, but a crash after a few hours!
Not to worry, folks. Earlier press compared her to Bill Clinton, experience wise. Thinking Old Bill not going to be happy at all about that, even though he recently profusely praised Palin. Get Old Bill out of the gate and McCain/Palin doesn't have a chance.
Who's your daddy, Sarah?