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PMSNBC's Norah O'Donnell Grills 17-Year-Old Sarah Palin Supporter

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RUSH: So yesterday afternoon the State-Controlled Media followed Sarah Palin to Grand Rapids, Michigan. They followed her out there in droves wanting to see what the ruckus was at her book signing, and the very brave and courageous Norah O'Donnell of MSNBC grilled a (17)-year-old girl over her support of Sarah Palin.

O'DONNELL: Show me your T-shirt. Tell me what it says.

SEAL: "The US government handed out $700 billion in Wall Street bailouts and all I got was this lousy T-shirt."

O'DONNELL: Did you know that Sarah Palin supported the bailout?

SEAL: I don't... Where did you hear that?

O'DONNELL: During the campaign John McCain brought everyone to Washington, praised the bailout -- and Sarah Palin, during the vice presidential debate, praised John McCain for bringing folks together to pass the bill and said, "It is a time of crisis in government. That's the time to step in." So Sarah Palin was for the bailout.

SEAL: I don't think she was. I think if you ask her today she was not for the bailout.

O'DONNELL: There's some confusion about Sarah Palin's policies, and that's why I ask you that. She's against the stimulus, but during the campaign she was for the bailout, as was John McCain. Does that change your view?

SEAL: No, it does not.

RUSH: The conversation then continued...

O'DONNELL: What is it that you most like about her? What policy?

SEAL: She upholds the Constitution, the document that made this country so great, and that's what we need to go back to. We've gone so far from the Constitution that we're reaping the consequences of that right now.

O'DONNELL: Specifically?

SEAL: Big government. The Constitution was written so that government would be limited and so that it didn't become out-of-control and was in the hands of the people.

RUSH: Wow. That girl's great. Jackie Seal is her name. She's (17) years old, duking it out with the very brave and courageous Norah O'Donnell of PMSNBC. It takes real courage to do that, you know? To go out and find these Palin supporters and hammer them and tell these Palin supporters, "You don't know what she believes in! She's all over the place. There's just confusion about her policies." It does take guts to grill a (17)-year-old, especially one that knows more than you do about the Constitution, especially one that knows more than you do about Sarah Palin. It takes guts if you're an NBC infobabe reporterette to go talk to a (17)-year-old who knows more than you do about the subject matter.

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RUSH: All right. Apparently the girl is 17 years old, not 14. That's not my mistake. I was misinformed by staff. But it's still gutsy to take on a 17-year-old woman that knows more than you do about Sarah Palin and the Constitution.

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RUSH: There's a theme out there. We had this guy call about Sarah Palin, and obviously afraid of her; we had Norah O'Donnell ambushing a 17-year-old girl in Grand Rapids, Michigan, really pounding this girl, "Did you know Palin supported the bailout?" "I don't think she..." (snarky interruption) "Yes, she did. She supported the bailout. She said that McCain supported the bailout and it was a crisis, she supported the bailout." I find this interesting. The media is harping on this, that Sarah Palin supported the bailout. It's funny how Sarah Palin is getting more press about her comments about the bailout than Obama did. Remember, now, Obama was fact-checked by the AP and got almost no coverage on this. It's from the AP on Wednesday, April 29th: "'That wasn't me,' President Barack Obama said on his 100th day in office, disclaiming responsibility for the huge budget deficit waiting for him on Day One. It actually was him -- and the other Democrats controlling Congress the previous two years -- who shaped a budget so out of balance.

"A look at some of his claims Wednesday: OBAMA: 'Number one, we inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit... That wasn't me. Number two, there is almost uniform consensus among economists that in the middle of the biggest crisis, financial crisis, since the Great Depression, we had to take extraordinary steps. So you've got a lot of Republican economists who agree that we had to do a stimulus package and we had to do something about the banks.'" AP says the facts are: "Congress controls the purse strings, not the president, and it was under Democratic control for Obama's last two years as Illinois senator. Obama supported the emergency bailout package in President George W. Bush's final months..." It was Obama, by the way, who urged Bush to bail out the auto companies. "... a package Democrat leaders wanted to make bigger." The economy has worsened under Obama, AP wrote back on April 29th. And yet it's Sarah Palin getting all this press on her position on the bailout.

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