First, Campbell Brown goes off on the McCain Campaign for hiding Sarah Palin from the press. Campbell Brown, channeling her inner Keith Olbermann, challenged the McCain campaign for treating Sarah Palin as a “delicate flower that will wilt at any moment,” arguing that it’s sexist to treat her any differently than her male counterparts. Consider this her first “Special Comment.”
“Bear with me for a short rant on another subject, because frankly I have had and I know a lot of other women out there are with me on this. I have had enough of the sexist treatment of Sarah Palin. It has to end. She was here in New York City today meeting with world leaders at the UN. And what did the McCain campaign do? They tried to ban reporters from covering those meetings. And they did ban reporters from asking her any questions. Tonight, I call on the McCain campaign to stop treating Sarah Palin like she is a delicate flower that will wilt at any moment. This woman is from Alaska, for crying out loud. She is strong; she is tough; she is competent. And you claim she is ready to be one heartbeat away from the presidency. If that is the case, then end this chauvinistic treatment of her now. Allow her to show her stuff. Allow her to face down those pesky reporters just like Barack Obama did today. Just like John McCain did today. Just like Joe Biden has done on numerous occasions. Let her have a real news conference with real questions. By treating Sarah Palin different from the other candidates in this race, you are not showing her the respect she deserves. Free Sarah Palin. Free her from the chauvinistic chain you are binding her with. Sexism in this campaign must come to an end. Sarah Palin has just as much a right to be a real candidate in this race as the men do. So let her act like one.”
If controlling Palin was a disaster, it appears that allowing her to speak was even more disasterous. Her interview with Katie Couric was lampooned by Tina Fey who has played Governor Palin in numerous SNL skits, to critical acclaim. What is most devastating is that Ironically required little writing or editing to humorously make the point about Ms. Palin's lacking the intellectual capacity and perspective to serve as second in command and be a heart beat away from the Presidency. Now even Conservatives are starting to panic about Palin. The list is growing of conservatives against Palin. Palin's Conservative Problem was amplified by respected conservative columnist, George Will, who after viewing Governor Palin's disasterous interview with Katie Couric, stated: Palin is "obviously not qualified to be President." Kathleen Parker in the bastion of conservatism, National Review, in a piece entitled “Palin Problem: She's out of her league" stated:
“As we’ve seen and heard more from John McCain’s running mate, it is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem. Quick study or not, she doesn’t know enough about economics and foreign policy to make Americans comfortable with a President Palin should conditions warrant her promotion……. Only Palin can save McCain, her party, and the country she loves. She can bow out for personal reasons…”
Now la pièce de résistance, Jack Cafferty unplugged:
Finally, sexy, smart, sassy singer/songwriter Linda Chorney chimes in with Say No To Sarah:
Linda Chorney will be having a "Say No To Sarah" Listening Party on Saturday, September 27th at 5 pm. Check her out, her sound is earnest, truthful and she is pretty nice to look at. You may even want to check out her Break-Up Workout.