As the AP wonders if the McCain-Palin campaign is becoming Palin-McCain, the campaign has a brand new ad out touting McCain and Palin as the “original mavericks”. The ad contains a big fat lie about Palin's record.
Watch the new ad, AFTER THE JUMP…
In a blistering essay in Saturday's New York Times, Frank Rich writes: “We still don't know a lot about Palin except that she's better at delivering a speech than McCain and that she defends her own pregnant daughter's right to privacy even as she would have the government intrude to police the reproductive choices of all other women. Most of the rest of the biography supplied by her and the McCain camp is fiction.”
TPM: “[McCain campaign manager Rick] Davis says Palin won't give any interviews until she feels ‘comfortable' giving one. And this morning he added that she wouldn't give any ‘until the point in time when she'll be treated with respect and deference.'”
Above, Joe Biden on Meet the Press: “Eventually, she's going to have to sit in front of you like I'm doing and have done. Eventually, she's going to have to answer questions and not be sequestered. Eventually, she's going to have to answer on the record.” On the right, some recent speeches by Biden on the campaign trail.
In July, McCain promised Larry King that his VP pick would appear on his show. Said McCain: “I want to say that that vice presidential candidate will be on your show. I will not risk the wrath of Larry King. I want to assure you.”
And Palin's not only stalling with the press. Alaska's largest newspaper wants her to stop stonewalling on the Troopergate scandal. A short documentary on that is right here:
Watch McCain-Palin's new ad I mentioned earlier, AFTER THE JUMP…