Sep 092008

One thing I absolutely don’t like about the McCain/Palin campaign is that she isn’t taking questions from the press.  Yes, they would be hostile, but it would be a way to showcase the fact that she is different from Obama, who mostly gets softball questions.    The fact that she hasn’t held any press interviews so far doesn’t bother me.   I’m sure she and McCain need a little time to coordinate their messages.  But it doesn’t look like it’s going to change much.  That ABC interview that’s coming up hardly counts.  There should be live interviews, unedited, with hostile interviewers.    She needs to answer questions about the trooper firings, which would have the added value of contrasting how the press handled the Clintons with kid gloves.

Maybe someone will tell me that what Palin is doing isn’t all that different from how other vice presidential candidates have been handled.  If so, now would be a good time to do something different.