Sunday, September 7, 2008

Meet the press...please!

All is quiet on the Sarah Palin front. 
At least as far as interviews go.
Ten days after being named as John McCain's vice-presidential running mate, she has yet to grant any interviews to the press, or answer any questions from reporters.
On "Fox News Sunday," McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, said, "She'll agree to an interview when we think it's time and when she feels comfortable doing it." He went on to say that she won't subject herself to any tough questions from reporters "until the point in time when she'll be treated with respect and deference."
Exsqueeze me? The person who wants to be one step away from being the President is not "comfortable" with taking questions from the American press? She wants to be treated with "respect and deference?"
Imagine if you will, a time in the near future...a time when we speak of "Madame President."
The time is the infamous 3 AM. There is a knock on the door of the presidential bedroom.
Madame Pres: "What is it?"
Aide: "It's a phone call, ma'am."
Madame Pres: "Take a message."
Aide: "Ma''s the red phone."
Madame Pres: "I am NOT comfortable taking that call! Tell whoever it is that I'll call back when I'm good and ready!"
You know what? If someone is incapable of facing the American press until they're "comfortable," I don't want that someone even CLOSE to the possibility that they might be meeting with foreign heads of state as the leader of our country. If this person can't handle talking to Larry King until they get proper tutelage and their handlers tell them what to say, how are they going to handle my secret BF, Vlad? Even Paris Hilton went on David Letterman and took his jibes.
Joe Biden told Tom Brokaw in a "Meet the Press" interview that Sarah Palin is, "...a smart, tough politician. So I think she's going to be formidable. Eventually, she's going to have to sit in front of you like I'm doing and have done. Eventually, she's going to have to answer questions and not be sequestered. Eventually, she's going to have to answer on the record." He went on to say, "There's a lot of very tough, smart women in the United States Senate I debate every day. It's not new" for him to debate a woman. He said that the only problem is that he doesn't know her position on issues. "I have no idea what her policies are. I assume they're the same as John's. I just don't know," Biden said of Palin.
I just have to wonder...why the sequestering? Don't you think that's a legitimate question? Don't you wonder why they are not allowing anyone to interview her?
I sure do.


buckoclown said...

So, my comment is she is an amputee (no slight to our disabled friends intended).  She is so far right, that she has no left :o)

makemarc said...

Of course I know why they won't pemit interviews. She has no credible way to get out of the numerous lies and contradictions about her record.  They're afraid she'll gaffe or lose her temper and ruin everything. They'll gonna rehearse her through a million canned answers, just like Rove did with Bush back in the days he ran for Governor of Texas.  Then they'll let her have interviews.
And it might work. Americans don't seem to notice when President's don't answer questions. Dubya's gotten away for it for 8 years.

ziggy2315 said... has to wonder what the lady (and I use the term loosely) is trying to hide, or what the campaign is trying to keep from the public. This is not sounding very open and honest. And to Ms. Palin and her campaign clowns, this is not a dress rehearsal, this is a freaking election and it is the real thing. There are no scripts. What an arrogant bitch if she wants to be treated with "respect and deference" yet she won't afford those same qualities to the voters. I say run don't walk to the nearest democratic ticket.

solace223 said...

I always thought a strong person does the hard things, and answers the tough questions, even when they REALLY would prefer to crawl under a rock and hide.  To me, it just further shows her character... or lack thereof.  And if you're going to be at the top of the decision making in this country, you better be able to take the good and bad like a pro.  If you can't handle it BEFORE election time, what makes me think you can handle it when everything lies on your shoulders?  It would be like throwing a rookie quarterback in during the superbowl.  I would rather be rooting for the other team in that circumstance.

sybilsybil45 said...

Well from this side of the water she sure seems an odd candidate for a vice president and possible a PRESIDENT !!! the mind boggles....LOve  Sybil xxx

lisawesmalayna said...

Questions, questions! I can't handle all the questions! Mrs. V.P I just wanted to know the time. The questions, all these questions!

Agreeing logically,


marainey1 said...

The candidates this year have been full of surprizes all along.  This is just one more.  It does make me wonder what is going on.  It will be very interesting to say the least to see the outcome of it all.  'On Ya' - ma

rdautumnsage said...

One question comes to mind and I know it doesn't reflect on a human level...or does it....

She doesn't respect wildlife and their habitat by shooting at them from the air with no hope or way to defend themselves....why, why in the world should anyone with half a heart show her the same?

Maybe McCains choice wasn't so wise after all and she's not prepared to handle the responsibility being offered her. She's in a free nation, last I heard she doesn't have monarchy status....(Hugs)Indigo

wwfbison said...

I totally agree with you and was thinking the same thing myself.  I think after all the hype & hoopla dies down from the convention people will begin to question more & more.  As you said, she could possibly be one step away from president...she damn well better be ready for tough & complicated questions.    

chat2missie said...

She has agreed to an interview as of the news last night.

mpnaz58 said...

Maybe she doesn't WANT to go on record with her answers, maybe her views are not that in alignment with McCain's, and a tough Q&A will reveal that.  Or just maybe, the RNC hasn't quite finished "coaching" her on what to say.  
xoxo ~Myra

krmprm said...

Hooray for the generals that do not send
their young men and women into battle
unarmed!  (The press can be a formidable
foe or a tremendous ally.)

lurkynat said...


lurkynat said...

dear Beth,
I get the impression in this entry thta you are an aspiring journalist. So ..did you study journalism in college? Or is ti just a hobby?

gen0507 said...

Very good Question?  


helmswondermom said...

"until they get proper tutelage and their handlers tell them what to say," sounds about right.  It doesn't make her look good, that's for sure.

markonit said...

... see, she isn't anywhere near as ready as she needs to be for this stage ... she is a bully (IMO) and can't bully folks as she'd like ...

queeniemart said...

Palin sucks. TOTALLY.    She needs to get her ass out and deal with whatever the media has to say to her. She wants to be VP yet wants to only be talked to the way SHE wants to be talked to? She sucks. XO