October 2nd, 2008
09:35 PM ET
6 years ago

Crowley: Palin sidesteps another question...

Palin does not directly answer the question.
Palin does not directly answer the question.

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - Palin veers off course - the question is about helping consumers with crushing debt, and she's responding with energy policy. Politicians frequently change the subject, but this was a pretty obvious 180.

soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. Phil G., New York

    thank you i agree 100% she has lost my vote flat out. Whats the point of the debate if u choose ur own topic to talk about
    This isn't jeopardy

    October 2, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  2. robert

    she's sidestepped most of the debate so far

    October 2, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  3. J. Edward

    This proves that Palin is way out of her league. She has yet to answer a question simply and clearly because she is programmed by the McCain group.

    October 2, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  4. blue in a sea of red

    she's trying so hard to win affection by talking about her family and friends. just answer the question, lady!

    October 2, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  5. green texan

    So does Biden, Candy. Are you watching the same debate?

    October 2, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  6. amanda

    I love Fact check. She doesnt know the truth, only slogans, commercials and the lies that Mccain has spued.

    October 2, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  7. California Gold

    Obvious? Perhaps the understatement of the debate.

    How can Biden debate someone who won't answer questions. You can't.

    October 2, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  8. latrice

    hasn't that been going on since she has been on the campaign??? not unless they ask something about alaska then she does have a human answer

    October 2, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  9. john l

    Palin is very good at dodging questions

    October 2, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  10. Kristin

    But Candy – she's the Governor of Alaska. Energy capital of the country. Do you really expect her to stay on topic with the economy when she can talk about big oil? At least she did the 180 on a topic she can kind of talk to!

    October 2, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  11. Josiah Rowe

    She's incapable of answering any question that diverts from her talking points.

    October 2, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  12. Cyrus

    Did Palin just say that surge and counter-insurgency worked?

    October 2, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  13. J.L.

    Seems like any question that Palin doesn't want to answer, she starts either talking about McCain's tax cuts or energy policies... wow...

    October 2, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  14. gaptein

    Sarah Palin is simply reading from a prepared script that is why she keeps going back to energy, regardless of what the question is.

    October 2, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  15. Pam

    Maybe she would do better On "Dancing with the Stars" she loves to Sidestep..

    October 2, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  16. Thom Ingram

    If Palin keeps sidestepping and doing 180s' to the questions asked she'll be tap dancing pretty shortly now.

    October 2, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  17. J. Bean

    Definitely–wasn't that her plan? She keeps trying to bring it back to a few things that she does know about.

    Does this run 1.5 hrs.? So we are about halfway done?

    Right now, on a scale of 1-10 (10 being best), I would give Biden a 10 and Palin a 6 or 7.

    He's doing perfect...not missed a step. She's not answering the questions (4-5 times) and has also lied at least twice.

    October 2, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  18. Jack

    nothing new, keeps changing the subject, again and again

    October 2, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  19. Sara

    I can't stand how she gets breathy when she talks - sounds like she is talking to elementary kids.... does she think we are stupid??

    October 2, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  20. Noel D

    She is so rehearsed for this debate...talking "straight" to the American people?! How is that possible when she won't even answer a simple question?!

    October 2, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  21. Kim

    Palin does not have a grasp of the issues. It is obvious by her inability to answer any questions.

    October 2, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
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