[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/30/art.couric.cnn.jpg caption="Palin told CBS' Katie Couric she represents 'new energy.'"](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)
It was such a strange comment. Sarah Palin may surprise us. Now, I've said that before because I can't imagine someone being that dense. Maybe its another one of McCain's tricks and she is really super smart and will surprise is all. I have to either think that or that she is really not that bright.
Ya know, like, I don't know what I'm talking about but ya know, I'm gonna be shakin' thing up and fixin' stuff – and I can see Russia from my house...
This woman is a ditz! No Palin No McCain...
I do hope the McCain people will have her programmed on the right topics on Thursday.......she is just like a Stepford Wife.....who knows maybe McCain and Sarah will both blow a gasket!!!!!
This ticket would be really funny if it didn't have a serious side to it......these two folks are just a laughing stock and they have the nerve
to think the American people would trust them let alone believe them!!!!
Time for the Lone Ranger and Tonto to ride off into the sunset.......like yesterday!!!!!
Does anyone care about this?
Whether you agree that Obama is prepared to be president or not, he has earned the support of millions of Americans and gotten the nomination of the democratic party. Joe Biden has been working hard for American familes since 1972. By nominating Sarah Palin, John McCain threw the experience argument out the window; By laughing at Joe Biden's age Sarah Palin has thrown herself out a window. Biden has served in senate longer than McCain but is younger than McCain by several years. He and John McCain are too entrenched in "politics as usual" to convince anyone that they can lead the change this country needs. But put Obama at the top of the ticket to lead and you have formidable ticket that all hard working families in America should rally behind. I'll be proud to cast my vote for this visionary pair on November 4th. Sarah Palin should seriously consider going back to second grade.
She's definitely the new something but energy is not remotely a word that comes to mind.
palin = airhead
press should just bleep out her words. it is just depressing to hear her babble
Palin is a complete disaster.
Duh Governor Palin is saying the same thing that Obama said. I got to read this again. It is similar to what Obama said about him going against McCain.
McCain camp and Governor Palin need to get a life of their own and stop riding on Obama lines and try to use their own lines instead.
Maybe she will have that priest bless the country to protect us from witchcraft!!!!! Now that is a new Idea!!!!
Ms. Palin, its hard to believe you've been hearing about JB speeches since the second grade.....Hard to believe you have the intellectual capacity to hear about anything other than what your church tells you!!
if sh e can run, heck we all can run for VP, no matter even if you can barely pronounce names or even went to school...........
have we sank that low??
why are we not expecting more from our politicians?
she is corrupt,
she is inexperienced
she is absolutely clueless
she is ignorant
she is intolerant
she is racist
she is a bulldog with lipstick
she makes not sense
she is totally confused
she is a mess
she does not represent women the Americna Women I know
she is odd
but most importantly
she is IGNORANT, there is nothing to it,
no matter how old mcsame turns it around, or limbaugh or others
i know republicans can and do better than this person..........she represents the worst the worst i tell you...
Quale looks brilliant next to her...
wake up america or we will be totally lost lost lost adn she will blame the dinosaurs.. with whom we have lived before or she will send us all to the witch doctor
or to her pregnant teenage daugther
or to her husband's lover
lord help us
As a foreign, that lives in this country and have a tremendous respect for it (that is why I dare to give my opinion) I think you can summarize the present political choices as a pro-life stance, strong and good foreign policy, and sound economic ideas with McCain or Pro-abortion, weak and dangerous foreign policy, and populist economic plans with Obama. Let me tell you one more thing, you learn in economics 101 that minimum wages, quotas and tariffs to avoid free trade, and a big government are not good for the economy. All things that Obama wants. Please, Choose wisely.
We don't need "new energy"..... we need ...... INTELIGENCE, WISDOM, GOOD JUDGMENT, and UNITY-- WE NEED OBAMA!!!!!!