"Presidential doctrines are inherently malleable and difficult to define. The only fixed "doctrines" in American history are the Monroe and the Truman doctrines which come out of single presidential statements during administrations where there were few other contradictory or conflicting foreign policy crosscurrents.
Such is not the case with the Bush doctrine.
Yes, Sarah Palin didn't know what it is. But neither does Charlie Gibson. And at least she didn't pretend to know -- while he looked down his nose and over his glasses with weary disdain, sighing and "sounding like an impatient teacher," as the Times noted. In doing so, he captured perfectly the establishment snobbery and intellectual condescension that has characterized the chattering classes' reaction to the mother of five who presumes to play on their stage."Al Gore tried the sighing and head shaking. Didn't work then, and it stands not a chance of hell in working now, particularly when used to make a woman seem stupid.
Interesting that this is the same Gibson who fawned over Nancy Pelosi bringing the kids and grandkids onstage to share in her victory, but now goes attack-dog on a Conservative woman with a family, as per the lefty template. Old Nance knows how to multi-task, but when Sarah does it, its child-abuse. The Botox-Queen of Congress can say that she wants to save the world, and lefties genuflect in her awe-inspiring presence, seeking not a scintilla of meat behind the aroma. Good Lord but how I despise liberals.