Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Point of Fact

It is now less than a week until the election, and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has still never held a press conference. And it is clear that the McCain campaign has no intention of ever having one.

Someone potentially a heartbeat away from becoming leader of the free world has never faced unscripted questions from reporters. Fluff interviews (Hannity, etc.) and slightly-less-than-fluff one-on-one, pre-taped interviews (Couric, Gibson) do NOT count.

Four or five weeks ago when people like Andrew Sullivan were complaining about the same thing it seemed improbable that McCain/Palin could get away with it.

They have.

Just thought I'd point that out.

7 comments:

S.W. Anderson said...

Oh, but Furious, she's generated so much excitement! I know that because McCain keeps saying so.

I suspect being close to Palin at times results in McCain feeling a rare-these-days tingle of excitement himself. Ahem.

Smitty said...

I am so nervous about next Tuesday that I can't even focus on work.

If Obama loses, it means that we are indeed swayed by messages rather than issues. Obama talked about issues, and Mccain just ripped on him without saying anything of substance in return. And if that wins the day, then why in the fuck even vote?

Mr Furious said...

And if that wins the day, then why in the fuck even vote?

Yeah. Pretty much. I can remember being disappointed in 2004, but at least I could rationalize it. I was MORE upset with MI passing that fucking Prop 2 bullshit.

If Obama loses in favor of this ticket of liars, in this economy, then this country deserves whatever the fuck it gets. I give up.

Eric Wilde said...

Revolution!

Uh oh. They're gonna come and get me now. Maybe I shouldn't have said that the day before trying to get on an airplane.

And did you really expect anything other than them getting away with it. There is a substantial segment of winger-base that wants Bible Spice to run in 2012. What is wrong with these imbeciles?

Lastly, the only excitement Palin has generated is in the trousers of macho men who want a woman to dominate them.

rob said...

Voted today.

Man that was one satisfying circle to fill in.

Missives From Suburbia said...

I saw Bill Clinton speak tonight, and that man needs to go door-to-door, because even though I generally dislike my Democratic Congressional candidate, I left that rally knowing that my hand will not waver as I fill in that circle, too. I'm not so sure I could have said that last week, given that we have a solid Independent candidate here in MN.

I hope people make the right choice.

DED said...

Fluff interviews (Hannity, etc.) and slightly-less-than-fluff one-on-one, pre-taped interviews (Couric, Gibson) do NOT count.

Considering how "well" she did with the "slightly-less-than-fluff" interviews, can you blame them?