Palin Will Avoid the Media Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Why I Am Not Surprised?, a resident of the Green Acres neighborhood, on Sep 5, 2008 at 10:18 pm
A senior McCain campaign official tells Marc Ambinder that, "despite the gaggle of requests and pressure from the media, Gov. Sarah Palin won't submit to a formal interview anytime soon. She may take some questions from local news entities in Alaska, but until she's ready -- and until she's comfortable -- which might not be for a long while -- the media will have to wait."
Posted by Sharon, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Sep 5, 2008 at 10:22 pm
The best line I heard about Sarah Palin during the frenzied orgy of chauvinist condescension and gutter-crawling journalistic intrusion that greeted her nomination for vice-president a week ago came from a correspondent who knows a thing or two about Alaska.
“What's the difference between Sarah Palin and Barack Obama?” “One is a well turned-out, good-looking, and let's be honest, pretty sexy piece of eye-candy.
Posted by Why I Am Not Surprised?, a resident of the Green Acres neighborhood, on Sep 5, 2008 at 10:54 pm
Hey Joe-Bob (a.k.a., "Sharon"):
How about Ms. Palin goes on "Meet The Press" first to talk about how her extensive background in foreign policy and domestic issues (and not just oil drilling) makes her qualified to be a heart-beat away from the Presidency and also discuss her specific policy positions (like no abortions allowed even in cases of rape or incest) -
THEN she can go on to do a "fluff appearance" on Oprah!
Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Sep 6, 2008 at 8:29 am
I lost it with the tasering an 11 year old. What does this have to do with Palin's interviews with the press? And when did Oprah become part of the press? At least she could start with her propaganda team on FOX, say O'Reilly and Rush. I'm sure she won't have any hard questions there and they won't discuss the economy.
Quayle didn't stop H.W. Bush from being elected. Palin isn't going to be a major factor either. Probably the best thing is to ignore the VP candidates altogether unless they take over Foreign Policy like Cheney.