Alaska

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

By on 9.5.08 | 4:44PM

Republican media strategery:

A senior McCain campaign official advises that, despite the gaggle of requests and pressure from the media, Gov. Sarah Palin won't submit to a formal interview anytime soon. She may take some questions from local news entities in Alaska, but until she's ready -- and until she's comfortable -- which might not be for a long while -- the media will have to wait.

Grrrrr. If she can't handle a press conference, how can you argue she's ready to be vice president?

This fear-based, defensive, curl-up-inside-your-shell posture toward the press is killing the GOP. It's insane: Treat the press like the enemy and then complain about media bias. Oh, I wish Tony Snow were still alive to explain to these "senior campaign officials" why this approach doesn't work.

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Grand United Party

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Palin and Global Warming

By on 9.4.08 | 10:29AM

Obviously I have the worst timing in the world with all the celebration over the great speech last night, but I finally got through the public records I had obtained months ago from Alaska's Department of Conservation regarding Gov. Palin's Climate Change Sub-Cabinet. They produced a lengthy post: a blow-by-blow account (as much as I could put together with what I had to work with) -- with lots of links to the documents I obtained -- about the state's hiring of the global warming alarmist group Center for Climate Strategies to manage the Sub-Cabinet.

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Team of Rivals

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Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney make their pitch for their former competitor, John McCain.
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