McCain Campaign: No Questions Necessary for Palin

When will McCain release Palin to actually be interviewed by the media?  What is he afraid of?  With the experience she has, he should be afraid of a lot.


McCain Campaign: No Questions Necessary for Palin

by: Lowell 
Fri Sep 05, 2008 at 1:46:24 PM EDT

According to the McCain campaign, there is no need whatsoever for Sarah Palin to be interviewed by journalists - or citizens, for that matter - about foreign policy, domestic policy, or anything else. She's given her speech, spoken "directly to the American people," and that's the end of the story according to the McCain campaign. Translation: they are terrified to expose Sarah Palin to any uncontrolled setting where she might be asked a question on just about any subject, because they know she can't handle it. If they think that being interviewed by journalists is such a waste of time, then why has John McCain himself been on TV and radio, answering questions, hundreds if not thousands of times in his career? Maybe because he can handle it (putting aside the question of whether we agree with him, or whether he's particularly expert on the economy, etc.)? Yeah, that's what I thought. 

Anyway, the bottom line here is simply this: the McCain campaign has no confidence in Sarah Palin, knows she's completely unqualified to be Vice President, and is going to try and shelter her from any but the most controlled settings - with one exception, the VP debate, for which she is prepping frantically I'm sure - until November 4. In doing so, they will not let you, the American public, observe how this candidate responds to tough questioning on the crucial issues facing our nation and our world. That demonstrates contempt by John McCain and his campaign for the public, disdain for our Democracy, and awareness that Sarah Palin is not ready for prime time. I mean, do you think they'd be hiding Joe Lieberman, Tom Ridge, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Condi Rice, Mitt Romney, Bobby Jindal, or Tim Pawlenty?

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