Not Ready For Prime Time

She may be ready to step in as president if need be, but the McCain camp says Sarah Palin isn’t ready for prime time or interviews with the media:

A senior McCain campaign official advises that, despite the gaggle of requests and pressure from the media, Gov. Sarah Palin won’t submit to a formal interview anytime soon. She may take some questions from local news entities in Alaska, but until she’s ready — and until she’s comfortable — which might not be for a long while — the media will have to wait. The campaign believes it can effectively deal with the media’s complaints, and their on-the-record response to all this will be: “Sarah Palin needs to spend time with the voters.”

Not out of the question are appearances on lighter, fluffier television shows. But — not for a while.

Is it just me or is something terribly wrong with this picture. If the McCain camp says she’s not ready to talk to the media, than they are lacking confidence in her and if they are lacking confidence in her, she has no business being his VP. WTF?

I’m wondering if she’ll be ready to debate Biden when the time comes… Or does the McCain camp just think they can keep her under wraps under the election is over?

Oh and as for any of the “fluffier television shows” — Oprah isn’t chomping at the bit to host Sarah Pain anytime soon. Stay tuned… Or don’t if you want to watch any Sarah Palin interviews… There won’t be any. Apparently one speech is enough.

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Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.

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5 Responses to Not Ready For Prime Time

  1. Angellight says:

    It is so ironic or maybe just plain justice, that the Republicans have exactly in Palin what they falsely accused Barack of.   From day one, Republicans loved to say that Barack was a “Roll of the Dice” a “Celebrity”!   However, the hand of Karma is swift and the chickens have come home to roost in the guise of Sarah Palin who is the real risk and Roll of the Dice (no foreign or national experience, under ethics investigation, possible member of the AIP) and Sarah is a  Celebrity now just like Paris and Britney  (on the cover of US Weekly, People, National Enquirer, etc.). What you Sow you shall Reap!  Maverick McCain who truly loves to gamble, loves Las Vegas, just risked the safety and welfare of this nation with his roll of the dice VP pick, Sarah Palin, who is not ready to go on Meet the Press! Tim Russert must be rolling around in his seat in heaven. 
    By the way, it seems that our Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, who could be a heartbeat away from the Presidency seems, to have switched colleges at least six times in six years. 



  2. Quinn says:

    Why are Democrats Afraid to Speak the Truth?The Democratic campaign enjoyed a spectacular and spirited convention climaxed by a phenomenal speech by Senator Obama.  The McCain campaign followed with a phenom of its own with the addition of Governor Sarah Palin to the ticket.  Prior to that spontaneous decision, John McCain was experiencing difficulty attracting an audience.  In fact, with the prearranged agenda including Bush and Cheney, they would likely had difficulty filling the convention hall.  This situation was remedied by the creation of the John McCain traveling burlesque show.  Hopefully, the same people who support Sarah Palin are those who supported Sanjaya right up until it was time to declare him an American Idol.  While the Republican propaganda machine is frantically fabricating a history for Palin, scrambling like canaries in a cage startled by the appearance of a cat, Barack Obama himself appears tired, bored, deflated, and even defeated.  It’s time for the Democratic Party to employ a novel strategy in the political arena.  It’s time to tell the truth.It is a foregone conclusion that multi-national corporate interests own the federal government lock, stock, and barrel, with Big Oil as the majority shareholder.  George Bush is a president with no leverage over these entities in fact; he invited them to the party.  When Bush proclaims, “we must protect American interests abroad,” it is these corporate interests to which he refers.  The lobbyists who represent these interests have written any and all legislation passed within the last eight years.  The Republican hierarchy has embedded within it, individuals in key positions who steer all government policies to favor these groups.  If John McCain and the Republican Party remain in power, this situation will not change.  Furthermore, if some tragedy were to befall McCain, Palin has left no doubt in anyone’s mind that she is completely capable of reading the commands issued by these individuals.  While the McCain/Palin Campaign portrays itself as the reform ticket, these same multi-nationals are pouring money into the effort directly and through 527 provisions to insure its success.  This phenomenon can be compared to the scenario in which a drug kingpin who has already bought-off key players in law enforcement and the judiciary, finances the campaign of the ‘law and order’ candidate who is secretly also on his payroll.This reality is understood throughout the world (except among the religious right which is, by the way, neither) so much so that the European Union was formed in large part to insulate governments on that continent from this same corruption.  Any and all candidates running for political office in democracies throughout Europe who have ties to our corrupt administration are handily voted down.  The impact of this unified agreement has resulted in a blockade of many American products to a consumer base of nearly half a billion and the subsequent loss of countless American jobs.  The distrust of American enterprise has facilitated a rapid increase in the demand for Russian oil and natural gas causing the current tension between the oil friendly Bush Administration and the neo-capitalist Russian government.  It is no wonder that the Republican Party will never support successful programs for public education.  It is to its advantage for its core electorate to remain oblivious to its true priorities and their consequences.  Anyone interested in the future of these great United States must focus on the interview in which Dick Cheney openly admitted that the Republican Party, “will say what we need to, to get elected,” and then pursue, with reckless indifference, the policies agreed to prior to the campaign.Barack Obama must reinvigorate his campaign by simply implementing the truth.  In plain terminology, Obama must educate the American people in how it works, how it got this way, and how it can be fixed.  He must loudly proclaim that this Republican Administration has not only undermined the Democratic process through trickery and fraud, but has nullified the legislative process by expanding the powers of the presidency which has led to the paralysis of Congress.  America is not only crying for change but is also starving for truth.  Somebody has to go first. 

  3. I’m intrigued by the role that Cindy McCain played in the choice of Palin.

    I also think Palin wants her kids off limits– unless that poor baby could be passed around more than a football at a Patriots game. And to bring the boyfriend down from Alaska? Shameless.

  4. The crazed right-wingers have really gone over the top:1.  They have choosen a VP candidate with virtually no      experience.  It’s just plain scary to think that with       McCain suffering from cancer, and being 72–that       she would be just a heart beat away from the      presidency.2.  Her teenage daughter’s preganancy represents total     hypocracy.  When it’s one of their own minors      having a child out of wedlock, it’s viewed as”another     blessed event.”   However if it was a black teenage     inner-city girl, it would just be another indication of     the moral decline of society brought about by the      elitetist liberals.  3.  The entire tone of Palin’s speech was vindictive and      mean spirited.  She had little, if nothing, to say        about policy issues.  Her speciality seems to be       character assassination.  Do we really want a VP        who compares herself to a pitbull?4.  Most importantly, she exhibits all of the traits     that ARE NOT what America is suppose to be      about.  Instead of America Love It Or Leave It,        how about America Love It Or Change It?       Haven’t we had enough of “The Decider’s” my          way or the highway mind set?  Why the constant       chants of USA?  It sounded like one of the       Olympic sport events!!  What team are us       Democrats representing?  Again they are      perpretuating the myth that ONLY right wing      nuts are religious, moral, and patriotic!!         1     AND of course she continues to build on FEAR     The notion that only republicans can protect us     and that democrats don’t give a damn about national      security.  It was FDR who said, “The only thing we     have to fear is fear itself.”   Instead Palin continues      to peddle the notion that, The only thing we have      to offer is fear itself.I continue to hope against hope that  the majority of Americans have woken up to the facts.  Bush stole the 2000 presidential election and in 2004 Senator Kerrywas “swift boated”.   It’s just amazing that we had to re-live every detail of Senatir McCain’s torture as a prisoner of war and yet we ourselves by water boarding are employing the same kind of techniques in G. Bay in Cuba.  Unfortuately I think that McBush has a very realistic chance of winning due to the continued dumbing down of America.  Buzz     

  5. KRW says:

    This should be a slam-dunk for the Dems; two unpopular wars, economy in shambles, general disgust with the incumbent party… and what appears to be a semi-literate VP nominee, so why is it this close?  Let’s get real…racism is so deeply ingrained in the nation that the only way a person of color can be elected to the White House is that the opposition must be “fatally flawed” to overcome what’s become a “natural resistance” to anyone that doesn’t  look like them. Sad. BTW I don’t trust Obama either…just making a point.