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56. I seriously hope not
Edited on Fri Sep-05-08 11:24 AM by butlerd
It would be unprecedented AFAIK for any VP to completely avoid the press in the run-up to a national election and I have a hard time believing that the independent/undecided voters will vote for McSame, particularly since he is now running with an "invisible" VP candidate who happens to only be a "heartbeat away from the Presidency". My faith in the electorate and the MSM is at an all-time low but I sincerely hope that people care more about fixing the highly visible problems in our country than having a woman VP. I'm beginning to think that the McSame campaign played up the MSM's "sexism" against and "attacks" on Palin just so that they could provide themselves with an excuse for her to not have to "subject" herself (and, of course her family) to the press, at least not without a script handy. I have no doubts that their "base" will understand and support their avoidance of "the press" (which they loathe with a passion anyway) and gleefully pull the lever for McSame (but really for HER) on November 4. Frankly, I think that, for those watching, Sarah Palin told everybody in the world who Sarah Palin is and what she "knows" and stands for in her "speech" on Thursday and I sincerely hope that enough people are offended and turned off by her that they wouldn't think of voting for McSame just so they could get her as VP. At the very least, I hope that there is enough common sense left among the remaining independents/undecideds to refuse to vote for an "invisible" VP candidate (particularly one who, god forbid, might very well need to suddenly assume the Presidency).

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  -Can Palin get away with shutting out the press? TwoSparkles  Sep-05-08 09:21 AM   #0 
  - i hope not  grannie4peace   Sep-05-08 09:22 AM   #1 
  - Yes she can get away with it, there is no way to force her, and there is no penalty to her doing it.  Boz   Sep-05-08 09:23 AM   #2 
  - Except in the popluar mind whe she's called a chicken-shit for hiding out. (nt)  apnu   Sep-05-08 09:23 AM   #6 
  - So.  Boz   Sep-05-08 09:27 AM   #12 
     - Well, the ground game is the most important game there is.  apnu   Sep-05-08 09:36 AM   #30 
        - Absolutley, I just think there isn't enough time for it to really sway anything.  Boz   Sep-05-08 09:45 AM   #37 
        - Obama's response to this should be....  TwoSparkles   Sep-05-08 09:52 AM   #41 
           - Smart. I like your thinking. (nt)  apnu   Sep-05-08 09:57 AM   #42 
           - yup... I think you're right about keeping Biden super busy  renate   Sep-05-08 10:02 AM   #44 
              - Its the ground game person to person, Obama/Biden will win becasue the ground has been set  Boz   Sep-05-08 10:05 AM   #46 
  - There is no way she can be forced and it's time we stop making her such an emphasis.  elocs   Sep-05-08 09:33 AM   #24 
  - There is a penalty for it.  gal   Sep-05-08 11:23 AM   #64 
     - They were in 2004  Boz   Sep-05-08 11:31 AM   #65 
  - Maybe for another week or so.... after that, it will become a running joke that will hurt them  scheming daemons   Sep-05-08 09:23 AM   #3 
  - How will it hurt them, there is no enforcement of hurt if they ignore the media.  Boz   Sep-05-08 09:30 AM   #17 
     - The Obama campaign will mention it... EVERY DAY.... that she has yet to be interviewed....  scheming daemons   Sep-05-08 09:33 AM   #27 
        - I do trust that the campaign is on it, but listening to Obama is only enforcment of people that  Boz   Sep-05-08 09:41 AM   #35 
  - Sure. n/t  Guy Whitey Corngood   Sep-05-08 09:23 AM   #4 
  - Sure she can get away with it  thecorrection   Sep-05-08 09:23 AM   #5 
  - The key is "thinking people." Northwest Cable News just mentioned that Palin...  Union Thug   Sep-05-08 09:32 AM   #20 
  - Americans not thinking much is how we got boosh twice.  No Surrender   Sep-05-08 09:38 AM   #34 
  - The last major presidential candidate from Illinois, Adlai Stevenson, was  AlinPA   Sep-05-08 11:10 AM   #58 
  - wasn'it it Adlai Stevenson who said something like  NewJeffCT   Sep-05-08 10:04 AM   #45 
  - I think everyone should do letters  Epiphany4z   Sep-05-08 09:24 AM   #7 
  - Why wait at all ~ she needs to be front and center Now!  goclark   Sep-05-08 09:32 AM   #21 
     - I am going to work on a letter  Epiphany4z   Sep-05-08 09:35 AM   #28 
        - Snowballs are so cool ~ Fired Up, ready to Roll!  goclark   Sep-05-08 03:04 PM   #74 
  - She can't answer the questions.  SmokingJacket   Sep-05-08 09:25 AM   #8 
  - The longer she stays in an  Mz Pip   Sep-05-08 09:25 AM   #9 
  - They don't care about indies, they think they dont need them if they get out the fundies.  Boz   Sep-05-08 09:33 AM   #23 
  - They will carefully -- very carefully -- script her.  Sparkly   Sep-05-08 09:25 AM   #10 
  - My Question Is, Why Isn't The Press Outraged Over This?  Yavin4   Sep-05-08 09:27 AM   #11 
  - Jay Carney, the DC Bureau Chief from "Time"...  TwoSparkles   Sep-05-08 09:32 AM   #22 
     - Biden + Obama = TRANSPARENCY. McCain and Palin have things to hide.  DangerousRhythm   Sep-05-08 09:36 AM   #31 
     - In fairness to McCain  Marsala   Sep-05-08 10:06 AM   #47 
  - That's up to the press!  RichGirl   Sep-05-08 09:28 AM   #13 
  - Why is the pit bull w/ lipstick afraid of the lap dog press?  Notorious Bohemian   Sep-05-08 09:28 AM   #14 
  - I would have said yes yesterday  IWantAnyDem   Sep-05-08 09:28 AM   #15 
  - By design..  bookman   Sep-05-08 09:28 AM   #16 
  - I look for her to appear only at events that the media will advertise as "major"  AlinPA   Sep-05-08 11:13 AM   #60 
  - They did it in 1988 with Dan Quayle. It worked then. But with the internet I don't think it works.  yellowcanine   Sep-05-08 09:30 AM   #18 
  - I predict she'll eventually go on say ABC  SoFlaJet   Sep-05-08 09:31 AM   #19 
  - not a chance  the Sundance Kid   Sep-05-08 09:33 AM   #25 
  - If you have been paying attention for the past eight years, there are never any consequences for  TooBigaTent   Sep-05-08 09:33 AM   #26 
  - I'd like to think that the American people won't...  TwoSparkles   Sep-05-08 09:37 AM   #33 
  - They stood for it in 2004 and that was with several people that had COMMITED KNOWN CRIMES  Boz   Sep-05-08 09:48 AM   #39 
     - Sarah Palin is an unknown...  TwoSparkles   Sep-05-08 09:57 AM   #43 
        - Dan Quayle, Spiro Agnew and both tickets WON  Boz   Sep-05-08 10:08 AM   #50 
           - and the Democrats were in disarray both times. The Chicago convention  yellowdogintexas   Sep-05-08 10:42 AM   #53 
              - I absolutely believe we will win this time, I just think its stupid to not learn lessons from the  Boz   Sep-05-08 10:45 AM   #54 
  - This is a gift  TheKentuckian   Sep-05-08 09:43 AM   #36 
  - Exactally, rules only matter when there is an enforcable penalty that is used by force  Boz   Sep-05-08 09:47 AM   #38 
  - They're going to try to freeze out questioning her until the first debate.  TexasObserver   Sep-05-08 09:35 AM   # 
  - Here's a SLOGAN for that  symbolman   Sep-05-08 09:35 AM   #29 
  - Only if the press let her.  faithfulcitizen   Sep-05-08 09:37 AM   #32 
  - Or worse- if DEMS let her. (see link)  Dr Fate   Sep-05-08 11:35 AM   #68 
  - Haven't you noticed the last 8 years? They do what they want.  against all enemies   Sep-05-08 09:51 AM   #40 
  - Cheney Did.  GalleryGod   Sep-05-08 10:07 AM   #48 
  - It's that terrible liberal media they'll avoid. Limpballs, O'Liely and locals Repubs will ....  WA98070   Sep-05-08 10:07 AM   #49 
  - i suspect they will play the 'media victim' card till the election  spanone   Sep-05-08 10:09 AM   #51 
  - The media should return the favor and shut her out. nt  No Surrender   Sep-05-08 10:09 AM   #52 
  - If they can't talk to her they'll dig for dirt and talk to other folks about her.  BigAnth   Sep-05-08 11:04 AM   #55 
  - Just like when they dug up all that dirt on Bush when he wouldnt give press conferences...Oh wait...  Dr Fate   Sep-05-08 11:42 AM   #72 
  - I seriously hope not  butlerd   Sep-05-08 11:08 AM   #56 
  - Yes. The press will be busy bashing Obama and praising McCain. nt  AlinPA   Sep-05-08 11:08 AM   #57 
  - Look at what the press has done over the course of the last 8 years. eom  Bigleaf   Sep-05-08 11:12 AM   #59 
  - Only if we let her  aint_no_life_nowhere   Sep-05-08 11:16 AM   #61 
  - But..but LOOK! She's speaking on TV!  WinkyDink   Sep-05-08 11:19 AM   #62 
  - Can she...? Two words: Dick Cheney  noel711   Sep-05-08 11:22 AM   #63 
  - Of course they can. Because the media doesn't challenge them  BrentTaylor   Sep-05-08 11:32 AM   #66 
  - But DEMS could challenge both the media & Pailin in 5 seconds flat. (see link)  Dr Fate   Sep-05-08 11:37 AM   #70 
  - She could if DEMS let her- but here is my idea to force their hand (link)  Dr Fate   Sep-05-08 11:34 AM   #67 
  - Ultimately, no.  Kristi1696   Sep-05-08 11:37 AM   #69 
     - Just like media destroyed Bush & Cheney after they didnt perform. Oh, wait.  Dr Fate   Sep-05-08 11:39 AM   #71 
        - Those are good ideas. nt  Kristi1696   Sep-05-08 11:53 AM   #73 

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