The greatest piece of evidence that Governor Palin destroyed Bill O’Reilly last night is that the left is now purposefuly lying about what she said in their transcripts of the interview. Here’s what left-wing radical David Neiwert from the appropriately titled blog, Crooks and Liars, claimed that Governor Palin said in her interview with O’Reilly last night:
when we talk about increasing the retirement age, there is a good proposal on the table, a good idea to look at age 55 that all of this does have to be looked at. But we need to quit assuming that government can, better than we as individuals, plan our retirement for us than our security they’re stating – –
The parts that I have bolded from Neiwert’s transcripts are purposeful misrepresentations of what she said. What she actually said was the following:
when we talk about increasing the retirement age, there is a good proposal on the table, a good idea to look at age 55 and all of this does have to be looked at. But we need to quit assuming that government can, better than we as individuals, plan our retirement for us and our securities and our savings
The reason why Neiwert and his fellow left-wing radicals resort to such dishonest tactics is that they need to continue pushing the narrative that the Governor doesn’t speak clearly when she’s unscripted. They cannot plausibly scream “word salad” after the unscripted interview she had last night with a tough centrist interviewer. The only solution left is to lie about what she said.
If the folks and Crooks and Liars really want to talk about word salads, they may want to compare Palin’s O’Reilly interview with the one that Barack Obama had with Bill O’Reilly last month:
Palin: But you know why there is a disadvantage here in Alaska? Because the federal government has locked up our lands and not allowed us to tap into energy sources so that we can create more jobs. Less than one percent of Alaskan land is in the private sector hands.
Now, we asked the federal government and I’ve sued the federal government for allowance to be able to develop more so that people aren’t of this entitlement mentality where they believe that the only way that they can get out of a disadvantaged stage is to have government provide for them.
Obama: Well, you know, he’s only he knows what he’s going to do but here’s what we know is that Egypt is not going to go back to what it was…..That, that, the, uh, I mean if you are talking about the Wall Street Journal editorial page, you know, the uh, you know, that’s like quoting the New York Times editorial page