What Is it About Palin? Hard to Say

'Issues? Where are you going with that?' fan asks interviewer
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2009 4:17 AM CST

What it is exactly that captivates supporters of Sarah Palin? That's hard to say, especially for them. They gush about their gal because she stands for "freedom" and "realness," and because she's the "epitome of conservativeness" in a video by the New Left Media. But when it comes to details, they're fuzzy. "Help me out here, guys," one woman pleads with friends when an interviewer asks outside Ohio bookstore what issues Palin should address as president.

Another "can't think of her policies right off the bat," while one woman supporter asks suspiciously: "Issues? Where are you going with that?" Still another, however, is crystal clear about one position she staunchly shares with Palin: "Drill, baby, drill."
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