Here's the video.
The pro-Hillary site, TalkLeft, has the best take on it of all. From their comments:
Palin and Gibson in that clip are a little odd, but I don't think that she showed ignorance in that exchange as much as she demonstrated mastery of the the ubiquitous political tactic of not giving a direct answer.and
Palin's response was clearly a delaying tactic, trying to look for a foothold on which to base her answer. Her follow-up answer, "it's his worldview" confirms that. I think anyone who's ever been in school and had to fumble through a question from a teacher knows what was going on there.Yep, Sarah got that deer-in-the-headlights look and floundered for a minute or two? So what? In this election the only choices we have are McCain/Palin or Obama/Biden. You could choose your foreign policy positions with a dart board and never do worse than the abysmal record of Obama/Biden. They're the 2007 Miami Dolphins of foreign policy.
If this were a perfect world, the Republicans would be running Fred Thompson and General Petraeus and the Democrats would be running Joe Lieberman and Bill Richardson. We'd have a coherent, reasonable debate about the role of government and the future of the country. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world and we've got imperfect candidates. We have to pick our favorites from the choices we've got.
Yep, Sarah Palin slipped a gear in that interview and had to stall for time. So what?