The McCain campaign is sequestering Sarah Palin from the media, afraid that she will make comments similar to those she made in the Couric interview, when some of her answers were just plain goofy. She is now giving only prepared speeches and not answering any questions posed by reporters. All that the American public knows from looking at and listening to Sarah Palin is that she can give a pretty good prepared speech, that she often didn’t know what she was talking about during the Couric interview, and that she pulled it together for the debate just enough so she could string together words and phrases, bringing a big sigh of relief to her supporters. Still, she showed that she is not familiar with a broad range of issues. Large portions of many of her answers were so generic that they could have been used to respond to any other question.
Palintology (pay’ lin taw’ low jee) n. The study of the transcript of the 2008 U.S. vice-presidential debate and other artifacts related to Sarah Palin to determine what she meant, if anything.