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Gibson's Palin Interview: Alaska Paper Offers Tough Questions

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Talking Points Memo's Josh Marshall wrote yesterday that Sarah Palin's upcoming interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson will be a "farce ... close to unwatchable."

The Anchorage Daily News offers Gibson some questions that could make it a real interview instead of a puff piece. Here are a few:

• You present yourself as a Republican maverick who took on your own party's corrupt political establishment. In November's election, your party is running an indicted U.S. Senator, Ted Stevens, who is awaiting trial on charges he accepted more than $250,000 of unreported gifts from the state's most powerful lobbyist. Will you vote for his opponent? Will you urge Alaskans to help you change Washington and vote him out of office? If not, why not?

• Why have you reneged on your earlier pledge to cooperate with the Alaska Legislature's investigation into Troopergate?

• McCain spokesman Rick Davis told Fox News the media didn't show you enough "deference." How much deference do you expect to get from Vladimir Putin or Hugo Chavez?

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