I'm not sure what is to be gained from this apparent strategy of shielding Sarah Palin from the press, except for occasional details about her family's Oreo Overload consumption habits. It reinforces the critique of her as unprepared. It is almost certainly unnecessary, given her ability to handle press conferences and such as governor of Alaska. And even if she ends up making gaffes, it is hard to imagine that she can top Joe Biden in sheer buffoonery. This must be another area where Andrew Cuomo is advising the campaign.
Sarah Palin was disinvited from delivering a speech in New York protesting Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit. So our frequent contributor Jay Homnick did the next best thing: he obtained the text of the speech and had his young daughter Ruth deliver it. You can watch and listen to her lovely presentation on YouTube here.
A federal grand jury in Chattanooga, Tenn., reportedly adjourned today without delivering an indictment in the hacking of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's personal e-mail account.
The grand jury heard testimony this morning from three friends of University of Tennessee student David Kernell, according to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press, but ended its session around noon without returning an indictment.
"Three young college-age people . . . two males and a female [who] are apparently friends" of Kernell, testified before the grand jury, the Chattanoogan reported earlier. The FBI had reportedly served a search warrant early Sunday morning at Kernell's apartment near the UT campus in Knoxville.