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Glenn Beck Calls Sarah Palin “One Of The Only People That I Can See That Can Possibly Lead Us Out Of Where We Are”

Reported by Ellen - January 14, 2010 -

Well, that was rich. Misinformer of the Year Glenn Beck nearly slobbered over Sarah Palin, the source of the Lie of the Year. Beck began his special hour-long interview yesterday (1/13/10) with her by gushing that Palin is "one of the only people that I can see that can possibly lead us out of where we are." Chalk it up as another show where Beck ignored Haiti but this time, he was so busy fawning over Palin, he barely seemed to notice that she diplomatically turned down his opening to bore full tilt into President Barack Obama. With video.

Just as he did with Andy Williams, Beck began the interview by making it about himself, this time by reading from his journal. Fortunately, he spared us the tears last night, but not the histrionics. “I’m actually a little nervous,” Beck read, “As (Palin) is one of the only people that I can see that can possibly lead us out of where we are. I don’t know yet if she’s strong enough, if she’s well enough advised or if she knows she can no longer trust anyone. I don’t know if she can lead and not lose her soul. That is where I’d like to go for the next hour, find out if this is the woman that can lead us.”

Judging from her responses, Palin is very much interested in being that woman. Which means she’s probably less interested in being the kind of inflammatory pundit that Fox News loves. So, for example, when Beck asked, “When I first started talking about radical, revolutionary crazy people in the White House… did you at first believe it?” Palin did not use that opening the way an Ann Coulter or Michelle Malkin would have, by ripping into Obama with the kind of “palling around with terrorists” rhetoric that she used in the 2008 presidential campaign, the kind of rhetoric that surely made Beck’s heart pound and which he surely hoped to elicit from her during this interview. Instead she said somewhat diplomatically, “I believed it. And we tried to wave some red flags in the election… as to what was coming… We were perplexed at the end of the day that people heard those statements and yet still chose that route (Obama).”

Apparently, however, Beck’s affection was not diminished. “It killed me to vote for John McCain. And I voted for John McCain because of you,” he proclaimed, all but grabbing her hand and showering it with kisses.