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'am...it'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.