In an effort to reinvent herself, Sarah Palin who has been heavily protected from the media, is to do additional interviews in the weeks ahead. As Politico reports, she is headed to McCain’s cabin to prepare for the VP debate.
While she is there, John McCain is keeping Palin in safe waters by doing right-wing talk radio. As her aide puts it, “Talk radio is a convenient, powerful and effective outlet,” said the aide. Rush Limbaugh, who is the most successful at promoting right-wing propaganda notes “The McCain camp doesn’t trust me.” But, he said he would welcome a call from Sarah Palin. It’s also in Rush’s best interest to have McCain in the White House. He would keep a larger portion of his mammoth eight year contract worth $38 million dollars under the McCain tax policy.
This reintroduction comes from the car-wreck interviews with Katie Couric and at the heels of some conservatives that are begging her to drop off the ticket.
Quite the contrary, Palin, her family and aides are determined to remind voters what they so liked about the governor in the first place. After the debate and talk radio hits, the plan is to find a way to let Palin be Palin, moving her away from the pre-fab talking points and letting the down-home daughter of Wasilla be herself.
“She wants to tell her story more, and people around her do, too,” added the source. “This is a governor very much on her toes, very much fed up with inaccuracies and fictions about her own life and career.”
I watched the Katie Couric interview last night with Sarah Palin and John McCain-where both try to blame “gotcha journalism” for reporting on Palin’s support for cross-border raids into Pakistan-which Katie pointed out is a position shared by Barack Obama.
Sitting with McCain for their first joint interview a week after the widely panned sit-down with Couric, Palin interjected when the CBS anchor brought up a report about the Wasilla Assembly of God, the governor’s childhood church and one she still attends at times, seeking to pray gays away from homosexuality.
Sarah Palin was a little feistier in this interview with John McCain at her side for moral support. But, the Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin went silent when asked to name Supreme Court cases other than Roe V. Wade.
The Palin aide, after first noting how “infuriating” it was for CBS to purportedly leak word about the gaffe, revealed that it came in response to a question about Supreme Court decisions.
After noting Roe vs. Wade, Palin was apparently unable to discuss any major court cases. There was no verbal fumbling with this particular question as there was with some others, the aide said, but rather silence.
At this point I don’t think most people want to hear her story, or what she has to say about her personal life. They want facts, people want to hear about her qualifications and see if she actually has the ability to be Vice President. From what I have witnessed she has none of the qualifications nor the no how to be second in command. She has proven that by hiring a manager to help her run the city of Wasilla while she was Mayor. We are talking about a town that only had a population of 7,000-how hard could it be. If she truly had our best interest at heart; she would withdraw from this campaign and go home to govern the state of Alaska better. They are not to happy with her these days…