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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Hide-and-Seek Sarah Palin

Three of four candidates on the presidential tickets will be on the Sunday morning talk shows tomorrow, but guess who's missing?

Sarah Palin, the self-proclaimed pit bull, is out on the trail bashing both Barack Obama and Joe Biden, but her handlers have apparently decided she is not ready for prime time, except in situations where the nosy media can't ask questions.

They brought her out today at an airport rally for thousands in Colorado Springs, waving American flags and chanting “Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin." She told them that Joe Biden "can claim many chairmanships across many, many years in Washington, and certainly many friends in the Washington establishment. But even those admirers would not be able to call him an agent of change."

Perhaps the change that Republicans are planning to offer voters this year is a vice-presidential candidate who will lip-synch her way through the campaign with scripted sound bites but seldom make herself available for reporters' questions about her history or positions on issues.

It might be a relief from Dick Cheney, who has always had too many opinions, but is the alternative a performer in a ventriloquist's act?

1 comment:

Stimpson said...

Be scared about what *kind* of change Palin wants to see. She'd like to be an agent of change, all right -- to abortion rights, to the separation of church and state, to "secularism". All of which she dislikes as much as an Assemblies of God wingnut can -- which is quite a lot.