Sunday, September 14, 2008

Spencerblog Takes the Pundit Quiz

Having watched the media's reaction to Sarah Palin, Blogger Meryl Yourish has "a few questions" for the pundits out there "just to test their general knowledge of things" she's been reading about lately.

Since Spencerblog semi-qualifies as a pundit in his day job, we are happy to answer Meryl's questions.

Q: How do you field dress a moose? Please be specific and tell me what kind of equipment is generally used, and why you would do so in the first place.

Spencerblog: I have no idea how to field dress a moose but I'm betting it doesn't involve bonnets or overalls. If I ever find myself in a situation where this skill is necessary I sure hope Sarah Palin is around to help me.

Q: What is the Bush doctrine? Name the dates and times it was enunciated, and who was the first to describe it as such.

Spencerblog: It's George W. Bush's evolving approach to deal with threat of foreign terrorists and the countries that support them. It was first enunciated in 2002 and it continued to evolve right through 2005. It was pundit Charles Krauthammer who first coined the term. (Full disclosure: I read up on it again after left-wing media pundits made such a big deal of Sarah Palin not seeming to have a strong grasp on what it was.)

Q: How old were you when you got your first passport? If you weren’t a reporter, do you think you would have gotten one? Be honest.

Spencerblog: I was 43. I got it to go to Helsinki, Finland to play in an age-appropriate world basketball tournament. Being a reporter had nothing to do with it.

Q: Do you go to church, synagogue, or any other house of religion on a regular basis?

Spencerblog: No.

Q: If your teenaged daughter got pregnant, would you mind if your colleagues in the media investigated the story and threatened to leak it to the public? (This is mostly for nationally-known reporters; reporters from small towns can skip this question and move onto the next.)

Spencerblog: I'm not nationally known but I'll answer the question: Yes, I would mind.

Q: Do you think all feminists must be pro-choice or they are not “really” feminists?

Spencerblog: No. There's a group called Feminists for Life. They say they're feminists and I have no reason to doubt them.

Q: Are you a registered member of either party? If yes, which one?

Spencer: No.

Q: Whom did you vote for in the past four (if applicable) presidential elections?

Spencerblog: The Republican.

Q: Did you contribute any money to a presidential campaign? If so, which one?

Spencerblog: No.

Q: True or false: If you’re not voting for Obama in November, you’re a racist.

Spencerblog: False.

Q: True or false: If you don’t think Sarah Palin is a good vice-presidential candidate, you’re a sexist.

Spencerblog: False.


Anonymous apologist Liberal idiot said...

Q: True or false: If you’re not voting for Obama in November, you’re a racist.

Spencerblog: False.

You're a racist.

September 16, 2008 at 11:31 AM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

Doen't they hold the international homeless basketball tournament in Helsinki each year? I'm just sayin'...

September 16, 2008 at 4:24 PM 

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