Good morning, Netizens…
In our picture of the day, Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, poses for a picture with a supporter along a rope line at the conclusion of a campaign rally in Lebanon, Ohio, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) (September 09, 2008) Is that all it takes to be elected as the next Vice-President? A cell phone picture?
She moved right down the reception line, never taking questions from either members of the press (who were kept far enough away from her so as to make their questions inaudible) or supporters who thronged to see her. Despite cries for her to take the stage, as John McCain had just done, Palin simply shook hands, posed for pictures and then hopped in an SUV and pfft, she was gone.
Granted, Thursday night she is slated to appear with a hand-picked member of the news media for an interview, and ostensibly will be answering questions then. In fact, that appearance on national television has done little, in my opinion, to assuage either the public’s curiosity about the Governor of Alaska or, for that matter, the questions the news media (all of them, not just one selected in advance) want to ask her.
What about you? Do you feel that Palin is being deliberately evasive? If so, why is she evading questions of substance?
Palin supporters please note: I would ask the same question of anyone running for Vice President, whether they be man, woman or aardvark. I want to know whom I’m voting for.