In between her sit-downs with foreign leaders today, Sarah Palin found time to sit down with Katie Couric of CBS for her third major TV interview.
She used stronger language than even her running mate John McCain in talking about the Wall Street crisis.
Asked whether the country could face another Great Depression if Congress does not approve a bailout plan, Palin replied, "Unfortunately, that is the road that America may find itself on."
McCain, himself, appeared on Couric's evening newscast and said while he doesn't know "if exactly a depression" would happen, the crisis is of the "utmost seriousness."
"I agree with Governor Palin there's so much at stake here," he said.
Asked by Couric about whether Depression talk could hurt consumer confidence, McCain defended his running mate.
"I don't think we need to scare people, but I do think we need to tell people the truth," he said.
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