It seems we have our answer: Governor Sarah Palin. When John McCain, Barack Obama and Joe Biden sit down on Sunday to discuss issues, Palin will be conspicuously absent.
Now why would that be? Why wouldn't the GOP want their newly minted conservative savior to get as much airtime as possible? You already know: she's woefully unprepared not merely for the job she seeks, but even to sit down with reporters and answer questions.
The sheer outrageousness of this situation should make Americans hopping mad. And you would think the McCain campaign would be making up elaborate excuses for why they are hiding their candidate from public scrutiny. But you'd be wrong. The audacity of the McCain campaign seems to know no bounds, as evidenced by campaign chair Rick Davis, who had no problem flatly saying the following on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program:
"Our strategy is in our hands, not the media's. We're going to do what's in our best interests to try to win the election. If we think going on TV news shows are [sic] in our best interests, we'll do it. If we don't, we won't."When I go to to www.johnmccain.com, I am immediately hit by four words: "McCain, Palin, and Country First". How is it putting the country first to pick someone for VP that nobody knows and then say "up yours" to America when they want to find out where she stands? Where is the outrage at the notion of people who think they are entitled to ask for our votes, but we aren't entitled to ask them questions?
Talk's cheap. Actions count, and actions show that the GOP's new slogan should be "Putting McCain/Palin First".