Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced during a press conference today she is suspending her campaign and flying to Washington because "Washington can't get its act together" and "it's time everybody get together" to solve "that economic turmoil over there".
Ms. Palin also placed a call to Senator Biden and urged him to join her in Washington and do his part to ensure Congress "protect America's economy from predatory lenders, and health care administrators." She also suggested Biden's "running mate Obama [ought to] show some leadership, since he is after all, the one running for President." Ms. Palin didn't know that both men were already in a meeting with John McCain in Capitol Hill.
During the press conference, Ms. Palin spoke in generalities, such as "we cannot allow the markets to fail," and "something must be done immediately to prevent a crisis." She was unable to offer any specifics, and when a reporter insisted she provide details about what she would do in Washington, she replied: "Moral support of course, I'm not an economist."
Asked what sources of information she uses to keep informed about issues of national importance, she replied "all of them." After much insistence from reporters, she said, "what? You don't think we get Fox News in Alaska?"