It’s Been about a Month Now—And Sarah Palin Still Hasn’t Sat Down for Interviews on the Sunday Morning Press Shows, or Held a Press Conference. What’s Going on Here? Are We a Democracy—or Is This Putin’s Russia?

The McCain surrogate below offers one of the most shameless performances I’ve ever seen. Sarah Palin’s tight scripting and general unavailability to the press is a gross and cynical corruption of democracy:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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4 Responses to It’s Been about a Month Now—And Sarah Palin Still Hasn’t Sat Down for Interviews on the Sunday Morning Press Shows, or Held a Press Conference. What’s Going on Here? Are We a Democracy—or Is This Putin’s Russia?

  1. Lynn says:

    are you kidding that Sarah Palin is the right person for these challenging times????

  2. What’s the point of having her interviewed? I’ll tell what she’ll say: she’s a reformer, she was against the bridge, she’s never been asked to change McCain’s diapers, and “she’s ready” for whatever God brings her. Isn’t it amazing that after a few short weeks, we know everything about her? Democrat Dave

  3. santitafarella says:

    democratic dave:

    a good interviewer can get palin off her talking points and give the electorate an opportunity to see how she thinks on her feet, how honest she is, and discover whether she has a depth of comprehension with regard to issues.

    if we are to have a democracy, and not the chirade of a democracy, candidates have to demonstrate their ability to hold up under scrutiny, and not simply function as props for pre-programmed talking points.

    obviously, the mccain campaign expects her to fare poorly on all these things—or they’d be happy to set her out there.

  4. kd says:

    Sarah Palin is a creature that should go back to school and restudy her history and social science books. I am sure she can find something interesting in there regarding Russia, Ivan the terrible is one person she might enjoy another is Catherine the Great just for shits and giggles.

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