Sarah Palin is running not as a vice presidential candidate but as the wife of a 1950s political candidate. She is seen but not heard. No questions?
Palin is the candidate of the photo opp -- and if she were not a she, this would never fly. If the American public allows Palin to get away with this under the rouse that the media is a giant liberal monolith, the nation is in trouble as power will be even more bunkered away from us than it already is. We'll see more $700 billion Wall Street bailouts popping out of nowhere.
Here is Andrew Sullivan in The Atlantic:
The press is beginning to resist the incredibly sexist handling of Palin by the McCain campaign. There is a simple point here: any candidate for president should be as available to press inquiries as humanly possible. Barring a press conference for three weeks, preventing any questions apart from two television interviews, one by manic partisan Sean Hannity, devising less onerous debate rules for a female candidate, and then trying to turn the press into an infomercial for the GOP is beyond disgraceful.