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nAz
09-07-2008, 11:41 AM
September 07, 2008 9:41 AM

Rick Davis, campaign manager for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., just 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."

Wallace said inappropriate intrusions into Palin's family and personal life aside, there are legitimate questions about whether she is prepared to be vice president.

"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.

In fairness, an Alaska TV reporter did get to ask Palin a question Thursday, something along the lines of

"Governor, we feel like we're losing you - are you still going to be there for Alaska?"


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"""Sarah Palin could be the President of the United States in four and a half months. We tend to think of this as an abstraction; but it's true. And yet today she's so unprepared and knows so little about the challenges and tasks facing the country that she can't even give a softball interview.

That's really all we need to know. Yes, she's off being prepped at some undisclosed location. And I've little doubt that by the time her debate rolls around she'll be sufficiently pumped full of slogans and bromides to make a show of it. But now, this moment, is the one that tells us all we need to know.

As is so often the case, Palin is the incarnation of the Republican slurs. The darling of the hard-right; she gives stem-winding speeches. She pushes all their buttons. But she's such a lightweight, they can't risk letting her answer a few questions. Not even on Fox. They know she's not ready and probably never will be. But they think the politics might work for them. """"
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wolfdancer
09-07-2008, 04:55 PM
I have to agree with her decision...until the press starts just respectfully begins asking her softball questions, instead of questioning her statements about her accomplishments and ideals...
then she should not cooperate with them.
Besides, the Republicans just want the Cliff-notes stuff, like "read my lips", "mission accomplished",etc....and why let facts and details, spoil a good story?

nAz
09-08-2008, 10:17 AM
Boy i wonder how much prep time she goes through every day, you think its more then she put in while running for beauty queen?
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Gayle in MD
09-08-2008, 11:34 AM
She's too busy up there in Alaska trying to deep six her record, and buy off the investigators. She's already tried to get them off her trail, using Bush's methods, naming herself, and her own office, as the chief investigating agency, for her own abuse of power investigation. This investigation was a bi-partisan decision! Her little trick didn't work!

She is taking a crash course in three things. General familiarity with world geography. How to make any and every question look like sexism. And how to push through a shot gun wedding on a bubba who doesn't want any kids!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif

jayalley
09-08-2008, 05:46 PM
Gee, Angry Gayle, as if Hillary Clinton ever agreed to any tough interviews...duh....
that is, before she was sent to the sidelines by the guy you called a "burned out cokehead."