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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Caribou Barbie Sequestered (Again)

Saracudda Palin, who mysteriously vanished for several days before her big speech two days ago, has once again been whisked away to an undisclosed location. Her handlers are obviously scared of letting Yukon Cornelia speak to the press unscripted. Jonathon Alter sums it up rather nicely:

I'd imagine that Palin will dodge press conferences in favor of interviews with people like Sean Hannity, Larry King and Ellen DeGeneres. Then, when the media complain that she is being kept away, the McCain campaign will cite the half dozen or so interviews she has granted as proof that the campaign press is just bellyaching. Brief press "avails" on the plane will be useless, unless reporters ask open-ended queries designed to elicit proof of real knowledge.

That should get Palin through the next three weeks. By the end of the month, the McCain camp can say she has to go to ground to prepare for the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate, where expectations will be so low for Palin that she will likely emerge intact. It will be up to the press and public to raise enough of a stink about this, that Palin is forced to submit to real interviews with real questions that show whether her real-life experience is any preparation for assuming high office. In that sense, the Palin nomination is as much of a test of us as it is of her.


When it comes to attack dogs, at least you know what you're getting with Joe Biden - a guy who knows his stuff and how to present it. With Palin, you're left to decide for yourself which one's the pit bull. . .

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3 Comments:

Blogger betmo said...

you crack me up :)

title="comment permalink">September 06, 2008 7:24 AM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

Oh my God. You're using "Caribou Barbie" too???

Cool!

title="comment permalink">September 06, 2008 10:34 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Betmo - I aim to please! =)

Robert - Ayup! I think Stephanie Miller coined it last Tuesday; at least that's where I heard it first.

title="comment permalink">September 07, 2008 12:07 AM  

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