The news media is owned by the Democratic Party of The United States of America. Let's just get that out of the way and say that every single time this thing comes up.  If you control the testimony, you control the TV cameras, you control the outcome.  It's not a matter of what the information is, it's a matter of who controls the information.Same thing with the Obama Still Campaigning Against Palin thing.
It's real simple. You have your allies in the media go soften up the public by spinning something someone said into some "famous" misquote, and then go in and bat cleanup by arguing against things people never said. Media sets up the strawmen and you just go knock them down for the cameras. Aaaaand fade.
I mean, who said that drilling alone would solve our energy problems? As a matter of fact, I think the first time I heard "all of the above" -- I'm pretty sure it was out of Palin's mouth. So now apparently Obama agrees with the real Palin while arguing with the fake, media-created one.