October 21, 2008

She's my gal...

What was that famous advertising line? "They laughed when I sat down at the piano...But when I started to play!" (From 1925. Here's a link)

Sara Palin with ski planeFrom CBS News' Scott Conroy: It was less than two weeks ago when Sarah Palin astonished her traveling press corps by lifting the curtain (literally) and journeying to the back of her campaign plane to answer reporters' questions for the first time after 40 days on the campaign trail. But the candidate who has been criticized for having a bunker mentality when it came to the national media can now lay legitimate claim to being more accessible than either Joe Biden or Barack Obama.

In the past two days alone, Palin has answered questions from her national press corps on three separate occasions. On Saturday, she held another plane availability, and on Sunday, she offered an impromptu press conference on the tarmac upon landing in Colorado Springs. A few minutes later, she answered even more questions from reporters during an off-the-record stop at a local ice cream shop.

By contrast, Biden hasn't held a press conference in more than a month, and Obama hasn't taken questions from his full traveling press corps since the end of September. John McCain�who spent most of the primary season holding what seemed like one, never-ending media availability�hasn't done one since Sept. 23....

She won't get a lot of credit for this---it's the job of the press to be "useful idiots" and get the lefty candidate elected. But I'm smiling right now, thinking it was less than a month ago that people were sneering that Sarah couldn't handle the press. And now she's doing it, as Willie Brown said, "...like she was just BS-ing on the street with the meter maid." [Link].

And if you would read that piece by Brown, you will notice the last line: "As for Palin herself, she is going to be very, very effective on the campaign trail, especially if McCain's people can figure out how to gently keep her from getting into confrontations with the press." HA HA. Way past that, Willie Brown!

I put my chips on Sarah from day one, and vicariously endured the abuse and lies thrown at her. So, NOTICE THIS, lefty losers. Sarah's the real deal, Obama's the clever bullshitter. And you know it in your hearts. You knew it from the beginning; that's why you hated her.

Posted by John Weidner at October 21, 2008 6:37 AM
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