Monday, September 8, 2008


Jake Tapper, ABC News - Rick Davis, campaign manager for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace that McCain running mate Gov. Sarah Palin won't subject herself to any tough questions from reporters "until the point in time when she'll be treated with respect and deference."

Davis assailed the way the media had discussed Palin and her family in the last week and said the campaign would wait until a less hostile media environment.

So when will she subject herself to questions?

"When we think it's time and when she feels comfortable doing it," Davis said, praising a Fox News Channel profile of Palin that ran last night.

Why is she scared of answering questions? Wallace asked.

"She's not scared to answer questions," Davis said, "but you know what? We run our campaign not the news media.". . .

"Sarah Palin will have the opportinity to speak to the American people," Davis said. "She will do interviews, but she'll do them on the terms and conditions" the campaign decides.


At September 8, 2008 10:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may not be Palin who's scared to answer questions. It's probably the McCain campaign who is afraid to let her answer questions.

At September 8, 2008 12:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to respectfully suggest that the "experience" debate is a huge load of bullshit. With the one exception of someone who is running for a second term as POTUS, there is no such thing as relevant experience for this job.

Whoever gets elected has to learn the job from scratch and what we need is someone with a brain who can get up to speed quickly. Obama and Biden clearly fill that requirement far better than McCain and Palin.


At September 8, 2008 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow, I believe, it takes something more than an ability to deliver glib speeches.
Besides, what's so smart about the betrayal of the political base, abandonment of initial policies that energized that base, and subsequent shift towards the centrist-right wing ideology that has left the base disfranchised for over three decades?

At September 8, 2008 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what smarts do a torture-damaged, senile traitor and a creationist have to offer?

At September 8, 2008 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Hobson's choice, isn't it?
That's why I not voting for either one.
To paraphrase Jerry Maguire;
"You lost me at yes to FISA"
no, make that,
"You lost me at we'll attack Afghanistan"
no, make that,
"You lost me at maybe it's too soon to repeal higher bracket tax cuts"
no, make that...


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