Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had difficulty defining the "Bush Doctrine" during her interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson Thursday night.

Asked if she supports the Bush Doctrine, Palin asked "in what respect?:

"What do you interpret it to be?" Gibson asked.

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"I believe that what President Bush has attempted to do is rid this world of Islamic extremism, terrorists who are hell-bent in destroying our nation," Palin said. "There have been blunders along the way, though. There have been mistakes made, and with new leadership, and that's the beauty of American elections, of course, and democracy, is with new leadership comes opportunity to do things better."

This doesn't exactly match up with 2002 national security memo outlining the Bush Doctrine, but in the Alaska governor's defense the way the term has been used by various politicians and pundits leaves it without a totally concrete definition.

Here is the video from the interview: