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. Jason from PA

    Palin is going to reform the corruption of the term maverick in the Senate. OMG. She is greedily using terms fed to her by someone without any substance surrounding them. Poor lady. I almost feel sorry for her but I definitely feel sorry for us Americans.

    October 2, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  2. C.J.

    Reform, Corruption, Maverick, Main Street

    These are the terms the media and the Dem's throw around all of the time, and you're saying she should define them?

    October 2, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  3. Accountant Guy

    She can't define them because she was not taught that in camp!!

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 2, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  4. Anthony

    But they are mavericks yeah that tells me a lot about your answers to the questions. So what maverick things trully you've done? I've never seen a person avoid as many questions as Gov Palin has answering a question with a question what is your real answer.

    October 2, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  5. mgb408

    Thanks Bill – you shud have been a co moderator!!...we all know she is on some serious talking points!!!..cannot wait to hear what Gloria boergen ( sp) is going to say!

    October 2, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  6. jo

    what ......she can't say more than that becouse she doesn't know anything.

    October 2, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  7. Julia W.

    If she and McCain are such mavericks why aren't they Independents instead of Republicans?

    October 2, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  8. Obama Mama

    She can't...she has a list of stuff she was told to say. She doesn't have a clue.

    October 2, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  9. JImmy in California

    And the winner by a knock out is Joe Biden. 90 minutes and no gaffes. Way to go Joe.

    October 2, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  10. brad

    if she says maverick one more time – i'm gonna scream!!

    October 2, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  11. Amikkel

    I'm starting to feel sorry for Gov. Palin. Her composure is continually being shaken by Sen. Biden and she just keeps repeating the same words that are quickly losing their meaning.

    October 2, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  12. John

    Buzz words...but they aren't working, only wearing me out...and they seem to come at a time when she really can't answer the question.

    This is one un-informed vp candidate. I'm not so much upset at her, but upset at McCain for his pathetic vetting. Sorry, but I want an informed president, AND vice president.

    October 2, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  13. Barney

    let's get back to the constitution – she's clueless

    October 2, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  14. Tiffany Marin

    What's the count on how many times each presidential candidates name was used?

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  15. Megan

    she is doing an outstanding job!!!!!

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  16. rachele

    Yes...please define...

    Word count...How many times did she say Maverick, Alaska, Reform, washington outsider...

    Did she say lipstick yet...She rambles on ...did she say E-bay yet?

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  17. Daniel

    totally love it when she uses the term "maverick"

    shes just soo wrong, and been proven wrong time and time again.

    its just such an awsome treat watching this debate.

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  18. ny

    I'm not to sure with Palin. She really didn't answer some questions.

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    wikipedia: "A maverick is an unbranded range animal, especially a motherless calf; it can also mean a person who shows independence of thought or action"

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  20. Debbie

    She needs to dispense with using the word "maverick". It is her catch-all phrase when her rehearsed lines don't bubble up as quick answers. Thank goodness Biden clarified that when the issues matter, McCain is no maverick.

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  21. bob dobbes

    She would need to understand the terms first.

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  22. Jack

    There haven't been any questions regarding Roe, newspapers, court cases, or dinosaurs. I s'pose it is a good night for the Guv.

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  23. nelson mcnarland

    30 seconds after palin starts to talk.is there anyone who understands what she said

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  24. Hillary Independent finally for Obama

    Sarah Palin is reading index cards........no doubt in my mind.

    She has her talking points on paper, and she shuffles her index cards to "fit" a question.

    I have SEEN her looking at them!

    Thank God this "debate" is nearly over. I have understood very little of what Sarah Palin has said. I can't stand one more minute of her continuous confusing rhetoric.

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  25. cmwalsh

    You are right on Bill. We can be so much better than this. The Governor should have more respect for us, or give it up if precision of language is beyond her abilities. What was McCain thinking? Not of his country!

    October 2, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
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