Honestly…why is the McCain campaign expecting “kid gloves” treatment for Sarah Palin? What, she can’t handle herself at a debate without putting rules in place to protect her?

At the insistence of the McCain campaign, the Oct. 2 debate between the Republican nominee for vice president, Gov. Sarah Palin, and her Democratic rival, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., will have shorter question-and-answer segments than those for the presidential nominees, the advisers said. There will also be much less opportunity for free-wheeling, direct exchanges between the running mates.

McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive.

I mean, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised at the lengths the McCain campaign is willing to go to in order to protect Palin, considering her complete and utter lack of experience on a number of issues, foreign policy, because I don’t consider being able to see Russia from your house as foreign policy experience.

I hope Sen. Joe Biden hands Palin her ass in their debate.

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5 Responses to Why is Palin Being Protected?

  1. appleton14 says:

    Palin being protected? Are you kidding? She has been attacked like I have never seen a nominated vice-president attacked…ever.
    Her lack of foreign policy–and Obama is now an expert in foreign policy–someone who has been a US Senator only since 2004. Remember, she is not running for president. You say that she made the statement about seeing Russia from her home–surely, you must realize that was a skit on Saturday Night Live that “Sarah Palin” via Tina Fey made that statement.

  2. Zachary says:

    appleton, this isn’t about the media’s treatment of Palin; it’s about her being protected by the McCain campaign. They’ve created special rules for the VP debate, they’ve made a concerted effort to limit her interviews with the media. After all, isn’t it a bit curious that Sarah Palin – who’d be a heartbeat away from the Presidency, is the only presidential or vice presidential candidate who has yet to appear on Meet the Press?

    As for Tina Fey’s parody of Palin on SNL, the line about being able to see Russia from her house is something Palin herself said:

    GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of the state give you?

    PALIN: They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.

  3. Steve T. says:

    Zach no where there does she say she can see it from her house. Again, you see what you want to see!!!
    “the line about being able to see Russia from her house is something Palin herself ” show me and all of us!

    They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.

  4. capper says:

    Steve, I would reply, but your comment makes no sense. What are you trying to say?

  5. jank brock says:

    You kool-aid drinking GOP morons would be a hoot if not for whats at stake here. McCain has turned a complete 360 by even being forced to use Palin as a puppet.
    She is NOT qualified to be CIC if something were to happen to McCain, she is not qualified to be VP.
    McCain blows whichever way the wind blows that will put him in the White House. Palin IS being sequestered from the Media because she is stupid as a rock. Biden will hand her ass to her on a plate in the debate.
    You GOP cowards and hypocrites are pathetic pieces of shit Americans. If Palin were the Dem VP FOX News and the pussy coward Hannity would be all over it day in and day out.
    Palin is a dim bulb with baggage that would have dominated FOX news until the day of the election. She was NOT Vetted and McCain was forced to choose. This all just makes you ask what kind of puppet CIC this phony would be if elected.
    You GOP morons act as if you have known this dim bulb for your entire lives, fact is 90% of you kool aid drinking morons had never heard of this cheerleader prior to the convention.
    You GOP jackasses are hypocritical cowards of Americans.
    Soon after Biden hands ole Bullwinkle her ass on a platter in the debate, the ticket will had both McCain and Palin their asses on a platter in November. Palin will be a long forgotten bimbo by next summer.

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