Computer-generated ‘Sarah Palin’ answers your questions

Using a Markov Chain generator, the Web site Interview Palin gives voters the chance to do what members of the press can’t — ask Gov. Sarah Palin questions and get statistically probable answers!

Here’s what computer-generated Palin has to say when asked a common question:

Q: Why should the U.S. elect Senator McCain?

John McCain has a great plan to get a more democratic nation with democratic ideals. That’s why we have got to play an appropriate role in the stringent oversight, making sure that those abuses stop. Well, you know, first, Fannie and Freddie — that, that’s paramount. That’s more than smaller democratic country, unprovoked, is unacceptable and we have opportunities for good in the trade sector today we’ve got to remember what the bailout does is help those who maybe came from a background of, you know, first, Fannie and Freddie, oh gee, different because quasi-government agencies there where government had to step in because of the people, and that important an issue like this also.

Confused? Visitors to the site can press a button to ask the question again, giving “Palin” the chance to give it another try. Other questions include the U.S. role in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Alaska governor’s foreign policy experience.

Think that’s over the top? The site rehashes this actual Palin answer to a question from CBS anchor Katie Couric:

COURIC: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? Allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy? Instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

PALIN: That’s why I say, I like ever American I’m speaking with were ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the tax payers looking to bailout.

But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up the economy — Helping the — Oh, it’s got to be about job creation too. Shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americas. And trade we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive scary thing. But 1 in 5 jobs being created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.

Don’t believe that’s what she actually said? Watch it here:

(h/t Andrew Sullivan)

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