Posted by bad_luck on 11/28/2012 2:22:00 PM (view original):
Palin was asked about the Bush Doctrine. There is no such thing as a Bush Doctrine.
She asked the questioner to refocus the question and he refused, sensing a gotcha moment.
The media ran with this,
At times visibly nervous . . . Ms. Palin most visibly stumbled when she was asked by Mr. Gibson if she agreed with the Bush doctrine. Ms. Palin did not seem to know what he was talking about. Mr. Gibson, sounding like an impatient teacher, informed her that it meant the right of 'anticipatory self-defense.' "
-- New York Times, Sept. 12
This of course was a joke. There was never a single reasonable definition of "Bush Doctrine".
That was part of the dismantling of the Opposition to Obama.