Thursday, December 10, 2009

Saradise Lost - Book 4 - Chapter 25 -- Palin Turns Down Climate Debate with Al Gore?

It appears Sarah Palin has turned down the thought of debating climate change wonk Al Gore on global warming issues. Too bad. Here's a transcript of her answer to the "debate?" question, on the friendly territory of the Lora Ingraham Show:

INGRAHAM: Would you agree to a debate with Al Gore on this issue?

PALIN: Oh my goodness. You know, it depends on what the venue would be, what the forum. Because Laura, as you know, if it would be some kind of conventional, traditional debate with his friends setting it up or being the commentators I’ll get clobbered because, you know, they don’t want to listen to the facts. They don’t want to listen to some reasonable voices in this. And that was proven with the publication of this op-ed, where they kind of got all we-weed up about it and wanted to call me and others deniers of changing weather patterns and climate conditions. Trying to make the issue into something that it is not.

INGRAHAM: But what if it’s an Oxford-style, proper debate format? I mean, he’s going to chicken out. I mean, if you challenge him to a debate, do you actually think he would accept it?

PALIN: I don’t know, I don’t know. Oh, he wouldn’t want to lower himself, I think, to, you know, my level to debate little old Sarah Palin from Wasilla.


Not a "no," but a long, long way from a "yes."

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

She knows that it would be another Katie Couric moment and is running scared. Air between the ears. $carah doesn't even have the guts to appear on one of the Sunday morning news shows. What a fraud. And a sociopath, also, too.

Anonymous said...

Palin can't explain what clouds are made of, do you really think she'd agree to discuss science?

Anonymous said...

Let's put the pressure on. Let's start a campaign to get the two together.

Al will jump at the chance to debate her on the climate.

Can't you just hear him..........Sarah I'm sure since you can see Russia from your house that you're also able to see the polar ice caps melting and the native villages relocating further inward right?

I'm sure you're able to see the rise in sea level since you fish, correct?

I'm sure you've seen the effects on Alaska's fishing community right?

KaJo said...

Heck, she might try jogging past Mendenhall Glacier a little more often.

I was in Juneau in 1998, again in 2003, and my sister was there just this last August.

Our 3 sets of comparison photographs are startling, in how much the glacier has receded in those 11 years.
And in 1998, we were told THEN that the glacier had already shrunk a great deal.

That's not weather, like she's tried to imply -- it's climate change, just like the melting Arctic ice cap, and it's not a locally-caused phenomenon..

Anonymous said...

Somebody please tell me exactly what qualifies Ms. Palin to make any public comments about climate change. Does she have any experience in that area? Has she taken any classes relating to climate change? Did she intern for a scientific climate change group? Or is she blowing air out her posterior orifice?

Anonymous said...

I think Ingraham in her heart knows Caribou Barbie is a dim bulb and would be crushed by Gore, and is trying to set her up for it. Just like Bill O'Reilly knows. Palin is just a puppet to be manipulated for the wingnuts' purposes and not respected. They know what a vapid, ignorant trainwreck she is and at some level want to expose her.

sandra said...

She continues to give a one line retort and then expound on some irrelevant talking point. She has absolutely no understanding of the scientific method and has no one in her camp who has it. She is the one who has introduced politics into the decision making. Actually, she has introduced economic interests. All three of these: science, politics, and economics, are important in the attempt to find solutions.

It is difficult to believe that editorial boards of prominent newspapers would allow her op/ed's.

Waldo said...

Poor Al and his million degree temp 2 miles down under the earth crust. His 10 year old e-mails. His melting of glacier that disappeared in 1936. His jet to fly to Coppenchange to make me rich (one of 900). Limo to the meeting one of 1200 mostly flown in because of a shortage. So must for green house gasses. The climate change being caused is by all the hot air being passed around.

He wouldn't debate her anyway as he ignores the english Lord who would crush him.

He's a sorry boring person on a get rich scheme.

Anonymous said...

I can envision "the debate" now....

CW will will have to be accomadated. She will insist the debate be held on a military base and that her family can attend so they can take care of her "I didn't abort" baby.

She will insist ocean acidification is a topic not part of the debate, due to the fact that Wasilla's area lakes haven't become more acidic and there are no reefs to prove it.

If she doesn't get her demands met to ensure a fair debate, shell blame it on the need for more troops to invade Saudi Arabia and the economy and Liberal Alaskan bloggers for ruining her chance to put the global warming hoax to rest once and for all.

All this after a bipartisan effort is launched to get up on the debate stage with a pair of pumps on, insisted upon by Hannity and Pat Robinson... Cause they think she thinks better in heals.

Anonymous said...

Sarah needs to be accountable for what she says or tweets. She continually hides from any source of intelligence because she knows we know what she is really doing, scamming her supporters for more money to give her a lifestyle she learned about on her VP campaign. We all know she can't carry on an intelligent debate or conversation. All she does is attack others intelligence and education. She has a jealous schoolgirl mentality.

Mona said...

Sit down and shut-up, Sarah.

Anonymous said...

ah, the public relations mavens have put on their puppet show and everywhere across the land the throngs have taken up the manufactured outrage du jour and made it their own.

First one outlet takes up the construction and soon it multiplies faster than a viral email and it's a segment or a blog entry on all the kewl showplaces where the throng gathers to be told what to ponder as they scrape their way to the next newest biggest outrage to come out of the public relations machine.

The clamor in the comments see-saws predictively back and forth, the vanquished and the vanquishers trading smug sniggles or alternately, bewailing their maltreatment.

And tomorrow, the outrage will be forgotten, to be replaced by the next newest inane installment of the theater produced to keep you distracted.

Sleep tight you ovine masses, your shepherds are sure to tend to you tomorrow in the same way in which you've become accustomed to.

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freeper

Anonymous said...

You know what has been missed by many and what no interviewer has the flipping brains to ask? The "climate-gate" that CW refers to came about via stolen emails. Yes stolen emails CW, of which you yourself were a "victim" of.

Anonymous said...

Well I knew that bovine was cow, but for some reason sheep being ovine is New To Me, but then, I'm really just part of the herd.

Ms. Ingraham obviously is trying to sabotage Palin. First Glenn Beck makes the "Why are you yapping, shouldn't you be in the kitchen?" comment, then O'Reilly tries to get Newt Gingrich to take her on as head of the Teabaggers, now Laura Ingraham is trying to get her in a debate with Al Gore on global warming?

Guess they've decided it's time to take back the Party.

Soon it won't even be safe for her to do right wing media interviews.

akbatwoman

Anonymous said...

It seems that Ingraham set Sarah up to look as stupid as Sarah really is. At least Sarah's not calling herself Governor any more. She’s just “little old Sarah Palin from Wasilla“.

Anonymous said...

Let's see. How many posts on SP in the last month? Are you obsessed?

Bob Broughton said...

Leadoff question in the debate: Ms. CW, you said you could see Russia from your house. Can you see the polar ice cap from your house?

Anonymous said...

voices from a 17 yr old Palmer High student:

"Mom, I'd love to debate Gore on global warming! Are you kidding me? Did she (Palin) just dumb down folks in Wasilla? Oh my god mom, she did! ....

Wasilla probably likes being dumbed down... when are they going to get tired of it? ...

Anyway mom, I still have a few issues with CO2 and how Gore describes how the ocean soaks it up... where is that DVD?...

I'd love to debate the guy. We got to read his papers done in college. What did they use slide rules to figure out C02 absorption. Anyway, Palin probably complained about not having different colored toe nails to count with, so why am I complaining about slide rules?..."

Ah yes, the honesty of a 17 yr old...

RoseMontague said...

PALIN: Oh my goodness. You know, it depends on what the venue would be, what the forum.Translation OMG WTF

Wolfe Tone said...

She doesn't know what an "Oxford" style debate is... past history has shown she only can engage in a "Loafer" style debate.

Anonymous said...

Faux is trying to help the CW expose herself for the ignoramous she truly is without leaving their fingerprints on it. LOL

Anonymous said...

Not a no? I've never heard anyone back up faster without a warning signal! And she did it by going all girlie -- who me? Why, I hardly know what to do with myself outside the kitchen, little ol' me. I was embarrassed for my gender... and I don't even think she represents my species.