McCain: Please Don’t Watch the Palin-Couric Interview (Updated)
Some liberal bloggers have been floating the idea that McCain’s “suspend the campaign” stunt was really basically an elaborate attempt to distract people from Sarah Palin’s interview with Katie Couric that began running last night.
Now, I initially dismissed this as paranoia and still don’t think it is even close to the primary reason for McCain’s actions. But the more I watch of the interview, the easier it is to believe that some McCain staffers heard her answers and sometime yesterday afternoon said, “My god, we have to do whatever we can to make sure this gets buried in the news.”
It’s that bad. And the thing is, McCain bears some of the responsibility. By shielding Palin for so long, he has put a lot of pressure on her to perform well. If McCain hadn’t made a big announcement about going to Washington, the big news of today would have been Palin’s interview, just like it was after her interview with Charlie Gibson aired. That’s what happens when you limit access leave the public hungry for more information.
And now he wants to postpone the VP debates? Could it be that he doesn’t think she’s ready to face Biden? Or he’d prefer to have the debate after many early voters have already made a decision? As David Letterman says, something doesn’t smell right.
But don’t take my word for it. Watch the videos and ask yourself if she’s ready to take over as president.
On foreign policy:
On the economy:
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UPDATE: One more video, another one dealing with the bailouts and the economy: