From ABC News' third interview with GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska; "World News" anchor Charles Gibson interviewed her in Wasilla, Alaska, on Friday.
On Hillary Rodham Clinton:
Gibson: I saw you quoted somewhere as speaking rather admiringly of Mrs. Clinton, Sen. Clinton, during the primary campaign. Do you think Obama should've picked her?
Palin: I think he's regretting not picking her now, I do. What, what determination, and grit, and even grace, through some tough shots that were fired her way -- she handled those well.
On abortion rights:
Gibson: Roe vs. Wade: Do you think it should be reversed?
Palin: I think it should, and I think that states should be able to decide that issue. I am pro-life. I do respect other people's opinion on this also, and I think that a culture of life is best for America. What I want to do, when elected vice president, with John McCain, hopefully, [is] be able to reach out and work with those who are on the other side of this issue. . . .
Gibson: John McCain would allow abortion in cases of rape and incest. Do you believe in it only in the case where the life of the mother is in danger?
Palin: That is my personal opinion.
On social issues:
Gibson: Homosexuality: genetic or learned?
Palin: Oh, I don't -- I don't know, but I'm not one to judge and, you know, I'm from a family and from a community with many, many members of many diverse backgrounds and I'm not going to judge someone on whether they believe that homosexuality is a choice or genetic. I'm not going to judge them.
Gibson: Guns: 70% of this country supports a ban on semiautomatic assault weapons. Do you?
Palin: I do not. . . . I'm a lifetime member of the NRA. I believe strongly in our 2nd Amendment rights. . . .
Gibson: Is it sexist for people to ask how can somebody manage a family of seven and the vice presidency?
Palin: I don't know. I'm lucky to have been brought up in a family where gender has never been an issue. . . .
I'm part of that generation where that question is kind of irrelevant, because it's accepted. Of course you can be the vice president and you can raise a family.
On economic policy:
Gibson: . . . Summarize the three things that you'd change in the Bush economic plans. One, two, three.
Palin: Reduce taxes; control spending; reform the oversight and the overseeing agencies and committees to make sure that America's dollars and investments are protected.
Source: ABC News