MCCAIN: What is this? (turns laptop around to show a youtube video)
PALIN: Well, you know, they asked me one of those "gotcha" questions there, John.
MCCAIN: "Gotcha" my ass! That question came from a goddamn third grader!
PALIN: Oh, John, that was NBC, they probably tipped that kid off --
MCCAIN: We sent you to boot camp for a MONTH! You were supposed to learn about how government works! What did you learn?
PALIN: Well, to answer that question, I think I need to talk about Alaska and how we provide 20% of America's energy. You see --
MCCAIN: That subject change thing wasn't supposed to be your ONLY STRATEGY!
PALIN: Do you mean "tactic"?
MCCAIN: Whatever! I'm not that train-riding Biden; you can't "change the subject" your way out of this! How is it that you still think that the Vice President is in charge of the Senate?
PALIN: But he's got that gavel there, like a judge, I just thought...
MCCAIN: I DON'T WANT YOU TO THINK! I just need you to go out there and bring up Ayers like we talked about. Rouse the rabble!
PALIN: Well, sorry John, I'm just tryin' to be more mavericky.
MCCAIN: Get out of here! Go back and crack open that Social Studies book, because it's obvious you haven't done what I told you. You're grounded from interviews again until you can tell me aout the checks and balances.
(PALIN leaves, still visibly confused about what she did wrong.)
MCCAIN, under breath: Horseshit. This is a nucular meltdown.