DOB:I thought it was John-John.
McCAIN:Do you need a drink? I need a drink, I'm- I'm gonna pour myself a drink.
The President proceeds to the Presidential Liquor Cabinet, where he pours himself a 16 ounce glass of Scotch.
McCAIN:You sure you don't want some, Dan?
DOB:Oh, I shouldn't really be drinking when I work...and it looks like you sort of finished off the bottle, there...
PALIN:Let's get this interview started already. Let's see if you can drag some answers out of us mavericks.
At "mavericks" she playfully nudges McCain, who it would appear becomes physically ill at her touch.
McCAIN:Can we please get this over with?
PALIN:Can't imagine what sort of questions you'd have, everything seems to be in tip-top-shape, to me.
DOB:Are...Really? You can't imagine a single question I might have?
She stares back at me, with a giant smile.
DOB:Okay, uh, let's see. The economy. Let's start there, why not? The average home, pulling in between $30,000 and $65,000 a year doesn't...um, exist. That's not a "home" anymore in the physical sense of the word. Just three years ago, that income was around middle, lower-middle class and now they are effectively homeless people. It gets better above that price bracket, but still, only the richest 1% of America lives comfortably.
McCAIN:Well, I think the problem-
PALIN:If I can just interstrike, here-
DOB:Not a word.
PALIN:-I want you to know that we won't fall for this Gotcha journalism. Look, John-John and I aren't
DOB:I know. You live in a house.
McCAIN:The bottom line is that we all need to watch our spending, pure and simple. It's going to be tight for a while, but it's the only way. Instead of complaining, we need to brainstorm on ways to cut back spending.
DOB:Well I can say I'm certainly spending less on things like rent, water and electricity than ever before.
PALIN:That's the kind of fresh-thinking we need.