Thursday, September 04, 2008

Interesting slant the McCain folks have -- no questions allowed

Like the reporter below, I am also wondering how the Republicans' ploy to keep Palin from the press and their questions will fly with the American voters. Those conservatives who are already smitten with her will not care, I'm sure. Why bother with questions to find out who the candidate is when you think you already know? As for the rest of us who are really wanting answers to our questions, well--fuggedaboudit. Just listen to the "Straight Talk Express" -- they'll tell you what they want you to hear.

Excerpt below is from James Poniewozik,

Seriously, though, this morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe, I already heard McCain spokeswoman Nicolle Wallace make the case—full disclosure, it was to my colleague Jay Carney—that it was laughable that Sarah Palin should have to take questions from the media because of how unfair the press has been to her. (When Jay argued that a candidate is obligated to answer questions about her policy knowledge and positions, Wallace answered, "Not from the media!" Which raises the question: If the definition of "the media" is not, in part, "someone asking you questions you may not want to answer," what is it?) Clearly this is already a strategy to justify keeping Palin from the press. Will it fly?