More excerpts from the Couric interview with Palin, on subjects including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The trademark borderline-incoherence is in full effect:
Here’s the transcript. Here’s the part on climate change, where she tries to back off or at least muddy up her skepticism:
Couric: Is it man-made, though in your view?
Palin: You know there are — there are man’s activities that can be contributed to the issues that we’re dealing with now, these impacts. I’m not going to solely blame all of man’s activities on changes in climate. Because the world’s weather patterns are cyclical. And over history we have seen change there. But kind of doesn’t matter at this point, as we debate what caused it. The point is: it’s real; we need to do something about it.
Here’s the part where McCain “explains” their difference on drilling in the Refuge:
McCain: Did you expect two mavericks to agree on — to agree on everything? Look, I … we just have, we’ll be talking more and more about this issue. We do agree on the offshore drilling and other means of limiting our dependence on foreign oil. But for us to agree on everything would make us, I think, a little boring. You can … say a lot about us, but we’re anything but boring.
They’ll be talking more and more about this issue. Mm hm.