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Press to McCain: 'Has Your Bus Become the No Talk Express?'

The press are getting impatient over the 40-day McCain-Palin media blackout, Politico reports:

Mccainbus"The unfolding boycott is the latest development in a rocky relationship between Palin’s handlers and the press, in which the campaign has sought to tightly control her interactions with the media. The campaign had originally indicated that the print reporters following her campaign would be among the small group of journalists allowed to attend the so-called 'pool sprays' before Palin’s meetings with dignitaries on the sidelines of the U.N. meetings."

This morning, the campaign banned print journalist Elizabeth Holmes of the Wall Street Journal from the sprays (because there would be no "questions or statements" of course), but then relented after uproar ensued, allowing Holmes to cover the next two sprays. More here...

Think Progress notes that in Ohio today, John McCain shuffled past journalists to his bus without answering any questions, prompting one to yell, "Has your bus become the No Talk Express?"

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. McCain is truly wise to keep the media on the back burner for a while. He knows what evils the media is up to and the damage they can wreak. That's experience for you, baby.

    Posted by: countess de gooch | Sep 23, 2008 3:18:32 PM

  2. "The media giveth and the media taketh...the rest of you can go fuck yourself."

    Billy Bob Thorton in Primary Colors

    Posted by: Las Vegas | Sep 23, 2008 3:25:05 PM

  3. Oh Agnes, you are entirely too amusing. McCain's Navy experience sure taught him that " Loose lips sink....campaigns"!

    Posted by: brian | Sep 23, 2008 3:43:58 PM

  4. If this is the way they treat the press now, imagine what it would be like if they were actually in office...

    Posted by: Gianpiero | Sep 23, 2008 3:47:32 PM

  5. If this is the way they treat the press now, imagine what it would be like if they were actually in office...

    Posted by: Gianpiero | Sep 23, 2008 3:50:18 PM

  6. "Agnes Gooch"

    From "Auntie Mame" right? She aint no damn countess. I knew it! People just make shit up...like the McCain/Palin Campaign.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Sep 23, 2008 4:00:27 PM

  7. re: Derrick...Yes, except he's much more Doris Upson than Agnes.

    Take two cans of tuna fish and put them through the meat grinder then add clam juice and peanut butter.

    Posted by: Mark in NYC | Sep 23, 2008 4:14:42 PM

  8. So, he's volatile, doesn't talk to the press and lies outright when it suits him.

    Sound familiar to anyone?

    Posted by: Cameron | Sep 23, 2008 4:21:15 PM

  9. well, Countess, he's just given a press conference somewhere in somewhere, i didn't quite catch it 'cause Consuelo was having problems with that new pool boy i just hired... devastatingly handsome he is too... anway, palin is too busy meeting with foreign leaders and boning up on her foreign affairs.. something i used to do before i got married... hmmmm.. thanks for the memory...

    Posted by: the queen | Sep 23, 2008 4:45:58 PM

  10. @THE QUEEN,

    why do you and the COUNTESS DE GOOCH have the same e-mail account? you're not pulling a "sybil" on us are you, what with arguing with yourself and all?


    whatever possessed you?

    Posted by: nic | Sep 23, 2008 6:15:58 PM

  11. It will soon be the "No Buse Expess."

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Sep 23, 2008 7:19:06 PM

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