I’m curious why Sarah Palin refuses to be questioned by the media. Why do you suppose that is? Is she afraid of what they might ask her? Is she just bad at thinking on her feet? Is she some kind of control freak? Why doesn’t she take questions? Any ideas?
UPDATE: Here’s what Glenn Greenwald has to say about how and when Sarah Palin will make her first press appearance:
“When they decide in a couple of weeks that Palin is ready to do so, she’ll go and sit down with Brit Hume or Larry King or Charlie Gibson or some other pleasant, accommodating person who plays a journalist on TV and have a nice, amiable, entertaining chat about topics that are easily anticipated. Having been preceded by all sorts of campaign drama about her first interview and the excitement that she’s not up to the task, her TV appearance will be widely touted, score big ratings, and will be nice entertainment for the network that presents it. It will achieve many things. Undermining propaganda isn’t one of them.”
“The ideological extremism and growing ethical questions that define Sarah Palin — and especially the discredited, rejected core beliefs of John McCain — means that the McCain campaign should have much to worry about in this election. Having Sarah Palin face the mighty, scary American press corps certainly isn’t one of them. That’s just a melodramatic distraction, one that will redound to the GOP’s benefit. Palin will “face” our media soon enough, and it will probably be the easiest thing she’ll have to do between now and November.”
Do you think Greenwald is right?
UPDATE II: There are reports the McCain campaign has announced it’s selected Charlie Gibson to interview Sarah Palin next week in Alaska.
UPDATE: Sarah Palin’s first interview revealed her to be unprepared on foreign policy, despite the fact Charlie Gibson tossed her softballs. For instance: She didn’t know what the Bush Doctrine was. Video here.