IFILL: Welcome to you both. As we have determined by a coin toss , the first question will go to Senator Biden.
The Senate & House of Representatives this week passed a big bailout bill … As America watches these things happen on Capitol Hill , Senator Biden , was this the worst of Washington or the best of Washington that we saw play out?
BIDEN: Let me begin by thanking you, Gwen, for hosting this. And , Governor , it’s a pleasure to meet you , and it’s a pleasure to be with you.
I think it’s neither the best or worst of Washington , but it’s evidence of the fact that the economic policies of the last eight years have been the worst economic policies we’ve ever had. As a consequence, you’ve seen what’s happened on Wall Street.
If you need any more proof positive of how bad the economic theories have been , this excessive deregulation , the failure to oversee what was going on , letting Wall Street run wild , I don’t think you needed any more evidence than what you see now.
We’re going to focus on the middle class , because it’s when the middle class is growing , the economy grows and everybody does well , not just focus on the wealthy and corporate America.
IFILL: Thank you, Senator.
PALIN: Thank you , Gwen. And I thank the commission also. I appreciate this privilege of being able to be here and speak with Americans.
You know , I think a good barometer here , as we try to figure out has this been a good time or a bad time in America’s economy , is go to a kid’s soccer game on Saturday , and turn to any parent there on the sideline and ask them , “How are you feeling about the economy?”
Her answer to the economy: go to a kids soccer game ! it didn’t get any better for her
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