Guess which vice presidential candidate took her first four questions from a reporter on Thursday? Hint: she was on her first trip to New York. Ever. No dear, changing planes in Newark on your way to Ireland... no, Iraq... I mean Kuwait doesn't count as a visit.
Here's a highlight of what she had to say after looking down into the hole at Church and Vesey Streets:
"Every American student needs to come through this area so that, especially this younger generation of Americans is, to be in a position of never forgetting what happened here and never repeating, never allowing a repeat of what happened here.
"I wish every American would come through here,” she continued. “I wish every world leader would come through here, and understand what it is that took place here, and more importantly, how America came together and united to commit to never allowing this to happen again. And just to hear from and see these good New Yorkers who are rebuilding not just this are but helping to rebuild America has been very, very inspiring and encouraging. These are the good Americans who are committed to peace and security and it’s been an absolute honor getting to meet these folks today."
Part of me thinks this is hilarious, but then the better part of me realizes the gravity of the situation and wants to weep.