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Palin Now More Accessible to Media than Biden

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 9:30 am - October 21, 2008.
Filed under: 2008 Presidential Politics,Sarah Palin

Like nearly every Palin-supporting conservative, at least those with access to the web, I believe it was a huge mistake for the McCain campaign to shelter the Alaska Governor from the press for the first month of the fall campaign.  I also think they should have had her do interviews with local TV and talk radio before letting the national network anchors have at her.

According to Fred Barnes, even she thinks she should have handled the press differently in the weeks immediately following the Republican Convention.

Well, now things have changed.  According to CBS News’ Scott Conroy, “the candidate who has been criticized for having a bunker mentality when it came to the national media can now lay legitimate claim to being more accessible than either Joe Biden or Barack Obama.

I wonder if the media will now start criticizing Biden and Obama for hiding from them.

While Palin has increasingly made herself available to the press in recent days, “Biden hasn’t held a press conference in more than a month, and Obama hasn’t taken questions from his full traveling press corps since the end of September.”

Now, she does “three or four talk radio shows a day, plus interviews on local TV and cable news, appearances on some national shows such as Saturday Night Live, and chats with local print reporters and a few national political writers.”  Not to mention the press conferences and press “availabilities.”

Her opponents love to dwell on her poor performance with Katie Couric, yet she now seems a different person with the traveling press corps than she once did with the CBS News anchor, demonstrating a “breadth of knowledge” which “far exceeds” that which she once offered.

During one recent session, “Palin answered no less than 14 questions from the media.”  That’s six more than Barack Obama took in Texas last March before saying that he’d had enough.  Oh, and she wanted to keep going.

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4 Comments

  1. I wonder if the media will now start criticizing Biden and Obama for hiding from them.

    Yeah, I’m sure they’ll get right on that as soon as they finish explaining his close ties with Bill Ayers, the corruption scandals enmeshing his former Illinois political mentors, his relationship with the ACORN vote-fraud organization, the million dollar earmark to his wife’s employer, tracking down his drug dealer, and demanding the release of his college transcripts and medical records.

    I am sure they’ll get right on that.

    Comment by V the K — October 21, 2008 @ 9:41 am - October 21, 2008

  2. They are sitting on the bus being spoon fed by obama/biden, why do they need press conferences???

    Comment by Leah — October 21, 2008 @ 11:49 am - October 21, 2008

  3. LOL. “now” more accessible? so what was her accessibility “then”? what an unmitigated disaster of a choice for VP.

    Comment by Kevin — October 21, 2008 @ 9:24 pm - October 21, 2008

  4. […] point even as facts on the ground changed; the Alaska Governor has become increasingly accessible to the media, more readily taking questions and offering interviews than her opponent for the Vice […]

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