Palin “Palin” with the Media

Yesterday’s New York Times had a great column featuring questions from various pundits and political analysts for both Vice-Presidential candidates. Not surprising, the best one came from Andrew Sullivan, whose blog, The Daily Dish, was one of my main sources of inspiration when I was a budding journalist:

“Governor Palin, since you were selected as a vice presidential candidate, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has given more press conferences to American reporters than you have. Why do you have less confidence in the American press and people than the president of Iran does? And when will you dare to face the press for real?”

Now I’m no Walter Cronkite, but I think it might have to do with the fact that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can actually handle himself much better on CNN than Ms. Palin can. And when I say handle I mean address the questions asked of you by journalists. I’m guessing that the McCain campaign realizes what we all now do, that lipstick and Tina Fey glasses will only take you so far.

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