Monday, September 22, 2008

McCain camp ensures Palin's "readiness" is not open for debate

Not only is Sarah Palin not ready to be VP, or God forbid President, but apparently her own campaign doesn't think she's even ready to debate. At the McCain's campaign's insistence, the VP debate on Oct. 2 will have a short Q & A format to limit free-form, direct exchanges between candidates. According to the New York Times, the McCain camp fought for the structured format because they were concerned about Palin's lack of experience as a debater, especially next to her seasoned opponent, Joe Biden.

The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, which is sponsoring the forums, wanted a less structured format that would allow for unpredictable questions and challenges between the candidates. On Wednesday, the commission unanimously rejected the McCain campaign's proposal to have strict Q & A's, managed by the moderator, with no time for unstructured exchanges. The McCain camp said they wanted Palin to present McCain’s positions, rather than spending time talking about her experience or playing defense.

Palin, who has evaded the national media for nearly a month, with the exception of a disastrous interview with Charlie Gibson and a ridiculous love-fest with Sean Hannity, is now trying to manipulate her appearance at the debate. For someone who claims to have nothing to hide, Palin has done nothing but hide since being tapped for VP. The McCain's campaign desparate attempts to keep her from answering questions or thinking on her feet confirms that the empress has no clothes.


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