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McCain-Palin: Ignorance is Strength

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Oh, wait a minute.

That was Orwell.

How insane is it that John McCain and Sarah Palin have any support at all? Let alone 40% of Americans that most pollsters speak to. According to this article, McCain hasn’t answered press questions or conducted a legitimate media conference in nearly 5 weeks, while his running stooge hasn’t answered any questions at all since she was nominated 4 weeks ago.

The best bit is about how the media have now refused to run photos or video of Palin meeting with handpicked world leaders from Afghanistan and Colombia unless they are allowed editorial access to her and McCain.

After the television networks strenuously objected to the McCain campaign’s effort to block any editorial presence from the room, the McCain campaign finally allowed one CNN pool camera and one pool producer into the meeting room.

As she arrived for her meeting with Karzai, Palin avoided reporters who were camped out at the main front entrance of the hotel, instead pulling up in a motorcade to a side entrance and quickly sneaking inside.

Palin’s dance with the press continued during her meeting with Karzai. After being told that an editorial presence would be permitted in Palin’s meetings, pool reporters were asked to leave after the first 30 seconds, according to the pool report.

Free speech, liberty, democracy, common sense – all things more readily found in the dictionary than in American politics.

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Written by typingisnotactivism

September 24, 2008 at 8:58 am

4 Responses

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  1. Amazing, isn’t it? Surely if the Republican Party persist with protecting its candidates in this absurd way the voting public will turn against them? It is a real concern that much of the media are seemingly willing to let candidates who won’t open up to them go on campaigning as if nothing was amiss.

    Guy

    September 26, 2008 at 11:45 am

  2. Just LURVE the way that so much of MSM are complaining about this “new” McCain who aint what they loved as the GOP rogue in previous years…

    As if the lying, the dirty campaign, the media manipulation haven’t been the usual modus operandi of the GOPS for the last couple of decades….

    Bernice

    September 27, 2008 at 3:19 pm

  3. I wonder what they were worried that Karzai would say or do?

    Colin Campbell

    October 1, 2008 at 8:53 pm

  4. um…. “thanks for all the money…and why is her face showing?”

    typingisnotactivism

    October 2, 2008 at 2:30 am


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