Throughout the month of September — and even into October — critics of Sarah Palin have faulted the McCain campaign for sequestering the vice presidential nominee from the meida.Â They stuck to their talking 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 Presidency.
In his Corner post this morning, Victor Davis Hanson reminds us that, in recent days, it’s not just Joe Biden who’s been sequestered:
I don’t think in my lifetime I have ever witnessed quite a campaign in which the wife of the Presidential candidate has been sequestered lest she voice yet another sweeping generalization that can be rightfully interpreted as denigrating both the American system at large or the values of other Americans; or in which the Vice Presidential candidate has been sequestered from press questioning lest he once again in an interview or an impromptu says something that either is so bizarre that it makes no sense at all or serves as a good argument not to vote for his running mate
So now that the Democrat has been sequestered, where’s the media outrage? Why aren’t those very same critics who faulted the McCain campaign for hiding the Alaska Governor decrying Obama’s campaign for hidin’ Biden?
Read the rest of Hanson’s post and consider his notion of the “faux-wizardly” of the Democrat’s campaign.