Code Pink on PalinJonathan Miller buries the lead his story about Sarah Palin’s debate prep routine. In the closing paragraphs, he reveals that in an as yet unaired clip of Palin’s interview with Katie Couric, the governor was unable to discuss a single Supreme Court besides Roe v. Wade.

After noting Roe vs. Wade, Palin was apparently unable to discuss any major court cases.

There was no verbal fumbling with this particular question as there was with some others, the aide said, but rather silence. [Politico]

If Palin were elected Vice President and the Republicans regaind control of the Senate, Palin would have the nuclear option at her disposal–a procedural move open to the presiding officer of the Senate to end a filibuster with a majority vote. The last time the nuclear option was on the table was when Bill Frist threatened to use it to stop Democrats from filibustering judicial nominees. 

Lindsay Beyerstein

Lindsay Beyerstein