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If Sarah Palin has been the Republican Presidential ticket’s best asset since her nomination, and from all indications she has been, then why is the McCain campaign then treating her as though she their prisoner? Here’s an excerpt at what happend to Palin yesterday aty the UN from The Washington Monthly:
“ASK A SILLY QUESTION…. John McCain and Sarah Palin met with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvilli and Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, and in a break from preferred campaign policy, reporters were briefly allowed into the room for the photo-op. Big mistake.
“McCain then looked around the room and gestured as if to welcome questions. The AP reporter shouted a question at Gov. Palin (“Governor, what have you learned from your meetings?”) but McCain aide Brooke Buchanan intervened and shepherded everybody out of the room.
Palin looked surprised, leaned over to McCain and asked him a question, to which your pooler thinks he shook his head as if to say “No.”
Look, “What have you learned from your meetings?” is an easy one. It’s not a trick question, or a “gotcha” question, or even a question intended to do test Palin’s limited understand of international affairs. She could have easily said something like, “I’ve been encouraged by how much support the United States continues to enjoy around the world.” No muss, no fuss. It’s not rocket science. But, no. The McCain campaign apparently believes the Republican vice presidential nominee is some kind of child, under strict instructions not to speak. Palin has no doubt been receiving extensive briefings on a variety of subjects, and could probably handle a random question or two, but the McCain gang is so convinced of her incompetence, they’re just not willing to take the risk — even after a genuine media backlash has begun in earnest in response to the campaign’s heavy-handed approach.”
You don’t have to agree with the liberal WaMo to ask the same questions, especially all thoseÂ who somehow think SHE’S the real headÂ of the ticket because as we all know (or really, really hope) McCain’s going to die in office anyway or serve just a single term and hand everything over to Sarah. Yet they’re treating her like she’s window dressing and that’s exactly whatÂ I said she would be in a McCain Administration. It looks like they’re already getting a headÂ start.
I hope she’s chafing at all this control by the McCain staff andÂ will rebel at some point. She really doesn’t deserve this, sinceÂ her mere presence has done more to give McCain’s camapaign a chance than anything McCain has done.Â The more the McCain people treat her like a Barbie Doll, the moreÂ voters who don’t know herÂ think that’s exactly what she is, that’s why her favorabilities have gone down. And yet her past showsÂ that’s not who she is.Â Â
Then again this is typical behavior exhibited by McCain’s flunkies: total control of everything. Ron Paul’s delegates in St. Paul can attest to that. And it’s probably howÂ a McCain White House will work as well. The fascism that exists in the modern GOP is just sickening and they’re killing themselves with it.
Lete Sarah be Sarah!