Today, as leaders wrangle over the future of American capitalism, Sarah Palin was inviting pictures to be taken of her with world leader types and being briefed on foreign affairs. She would not allow journalists to see the photo opportunity until CNN refused to be so brazenly used for publicity purposes. After 40 seconds of listening to small talk the me3dia was dismissed. Her experience in Wasilla and the year and a half in the governor’s office was apparently deemed sufficient for domestic issues. (Who can argue with the need for this after she blithely considered going to war with Russia in one of her two recent interviews.)
The question is whether this sort of thing will counterbalance the flack McCain is taking for lying on attack ads against Obama, and for seemingly irrational responses to the economic crisis.
What has not come to the forefront is McCain’s career long undeviating commitment to deregulation. This is what I want him to address. While Obama says that recent events will require a re-analysis of the wisdom of proceeding with some of the plans he has proposed, McCain has launched a barrage of denials and finger pointing that is fast alienating people on his side of the fence.
It has gotten to the point where not just Sarah Palin is in hiding from journalists, but it seems that the whole campaign has burried its head in the sand and is carefully cheery picking interviews.