October 2nd, 2008
10:20 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Palin needs to define the terms she uses

ST LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - Reform, corruption, maverick...these are words that Palin often uses, but she needs to define them.

soundoff (153 Responses)
  1. Dee

    She also does not know what an achilles heel is?

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  2. Mike, FL

    She can't define them because she is just repeating a rehearsed one liners!!

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  3. EBC, Boyds, MD

    Sarah Palin can't seem to DEFINE the terms she uses, she consistently TALKS AROUND the issues.

    Its clearly obvious that Gov. Sarah Palin's is "ALL TALK, BUT NO FACTS".

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  4. Palin's Reality Check Has Bounced.

    Apparently, no, no she doesn't...

    Because she's still saying it as it's entirely the answer to questions.

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  5. Winnie in Montana

    Bill, she can't define them without her Websters. All I see she has is her note cards she's reading off of. I'm wondering how she has all of this written if the questions weren't disclosed beforehand. The only time she goes off script, or ad-libs, is when she is making personal insults.

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  6. MARK - FL

    Palin = 1 BIG STUMP SPEECH! No Definition. No Specifics! No rebutal on the Points Biden made why because there is NONE!

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  7. am

    she keeps losing me by changing the subject. i have no idea what they are supposed to be talking about.

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  8. McAncient

    I think Joe Biden just won the election.. We saw emotion

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  9. latrice

    she also use alaska governor alaska mayor alaska engery alaska ... get the point my eight year old has a more expanded vocabulary than she does

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  10. Tiff in STL

    Exactly, what exactly does "maverick" mean to Palin? What does "Reform" really mean to Palin...

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  11. Justin

    Well, maybe she could define those "terms" when she decides to answer the topics in question rather than sidestep them.

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  12. ines

    She is not defining anything. What she is doing is robotically spouting talking points and twisting the facts here and there.

    A very hard sell Palin is trying to get across that McCain – Palin are the maverick ticket of change.

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  13. More Palintology

    Vague words is all she has.

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  14. Lennel

    Can she please stop saying the word Maverick?

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  15. Kellen

    She would need to know what those words mean first Bill and I highly doubt she does.

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  16. slingen

    oh lord...she just goes on ....and on...please...did anyone see a forklift bring in her note cards prior to the start of this thing....

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  17. Chan

    She does not know the definition. She only needs what she was told.

    October 2, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  18. girrlgil, sanfrancisco

    I agree. I'm a woman, but don't think this VP job is for her. Hillary is way better. Sorry Governor Palin.

    October 2, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  19. Don

    looks like the liberals only have a few more minutes to pray for Palin to screw up during the debate. She's much more comfortable.

    October 2, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  20. Caroline

    Schneider, you are absolutely right. Joe is doing the job for her, by defining the terms..
    Good job Joe..
    OBAMA /BIDEN 08

    October 2, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  21. anna

    Palin REALLY needs to step down. The rest of the world has lost so much respect for the US, she would – or IS – only exponentiating that by opening her mouth with a sense of arrogant confidence.

    October 2, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  22. Ike from PA

    Bill,

    You couldn't be more correct! I only hear a bunch of talking points, and slogans. Everytime the opportunity comes to drill down on an issue, she somehow avoids the question or veers off the subject.

    October 2, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  23. what the?

    I'm really getting sick of hearing Palin call McCain a maverick. Does she not have any other word to describe him? And yes, define maverick so we can all be certain as to why it is such a good thing to be one.

    October 2, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  24. john l

    We dont need anymore mavericks. george bush has been a huge failure and so will john mccain and sarah palin

    October 2, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  25. DisgustedRepublican

    Palin quit using maverick, I am sick of that word.McCain is a hustler that is all.

    October 2, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
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