September 24th, 2008
01:50 PM ET

Why won’t McCain let Palin talk to the press?

John McCain won't let Sarah Palin talk to the press. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

John McCain doesn't want reporters talking to his running mate. Why not?

The Straight Talk Express - which, by the way, is an expression you don't hear much from McCain these days - would prefer no talk at all if the conversation is between the news media and Sarah Palin.

Yesterday's photo op at the United Nations between Sarah Palin and Afghan President Hamid Karzai was a joke. The McCain people weren't going to allow any reporters in the room when the two met - just cameras. It was only after the networks threatened to not cover the event at all that the McCain people relented and allowed a pool producer into the room. He was permitted to stay for a total of 29 seconds before being escorted out. And of course, no questions.

This kind of cheap theatrics is beneath someone who wants to be president of the United States. Unless you're John McCain. Then apparently it's ok, and his campaign doesn't think the voters are smart enough to figure out what's going on. I think they're wrong about the voters.

Here’s my question to you: Why won't John McCain allow reporters more access to Sarah Palin?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?


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