Sarah Palin: “I’m ready….I didn’t blink”


Speaking with ABC’s Charles Gibson, Sarah Palin granted her first interview since becoming the Republican vice presidential candidate. Palin recounted that she never hesitated to take the second spot on the ticket and that she’s ready for the job of vice president and, if necessary, president.

“On Jan. 20, when John McCain and I are sworn in, if we are so privileged to be elected to serve this country, we’ll be ready. I’m ready,” she said.

She said she never hesitated when asked by McCain to be on the Republican ticket.

“I answered him yes because I have the confidence in that readiness and knowing that you can’t blink, you have to be wired in a way of being so committed to the mission, the mission that we’re on, reform of this country and victory in the war, you can’t blink,” she said. “So I didn’t blink then even when asked to run as his running mate.”

6 Responses to Sarah Palin: “I’m ready….I didn’t blink”

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    She is outstanding! This woman will save McCain.

  2. Maggie says:

    I’ve not ever been a McCain fan. Palin has the ability to cause me to rethink voting for the ticket. I would never have voted for Obama, but I intended to vote the rest of the ballot and, for the first time in my adult life, omit marking the top of the ticket. My distrust of John McCain is so strong that I have found it impossible to cast a ballot for him. I haven’t voted for him in the past two senate elections he’s run.

  3. Gimlet says:

    Sarah Palin is the best move the largely unpopular (outside of the media) McCain could have made. I see him in the same position as Britain’s Prince Charles, who married a younger unknown, who instantly stole his limelight.

    I hope Sarah Palin has a better fate than Diana.

  4. Kent says:

    I missed the televised interview. Thanks for providing the video.

    Wow! Sarah Palin is quite a woman! She is obviously intelligent and shows a calm composure that will serve her well. I have to be honest, I had never heard of her before she was nominated. Now, I wonder why. She’s spectacular.

    I understand that Newt Gingrich has been a fan of hers for quite a while. I’m a fan of his, and I think he called this right. What a pleasant surprise!

  5. westsider says:

    What was the meaning of the wink in the middle of questioning about the the Bush Doctrine?

  6. SherriAZ says:

    Charles Gibson was condescending and offensive. The more these “journalists” strive to derail Sarah, the more they offend her supporters. Watch the ratings go down for Mr. Gibson if anyone even watches him anymore.