Don’t you just love squirm-in-your-pants moments like this:
Actually, I don’t, and it makes me very sad for America that folks like Christine O’Donnell and Sarah Palin are even in the national spotlight. Neither, barring Roe Vs. Wade (a case in which even high schoolers are familiar) could think of a Supreme Court decision with which they disagree. And if you watch this Palin video with Couric, it’s clear Palin doesn’t know the difference between Federalism and Anti-Federalism either when talking about Roe vs. Wade. “I’m, in that sense, a Federalist, where I believe that states should have more say in the laws of their lands and individual areas.” You have to love the cut-away shot to Couric, in which the interviewer just looks confused. No wonder, since Palin meant Anti-Federalist (or perhaps Jeffersonian republicanism), not Federalist. Of course, to say she “meant” to say one thing and not the other assumes she actually knew the difference.