If anyone thinks John McCain actually picked Sarah Palin because he thinks she's capable and ready to step in as President should he be unable to serve, just take a look at how he's "handling" her. For weeks now she's been allowed ONE national interview, and even that was not taped live nor with any of the big hitters in political reporting (no slight on Charlie Gibson intended). And now she's not even allowed to address questions about her governing of the state of Alaska without running it by daddy first.
GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is effectively turning over questions about her record as Alaska's governor to John McCain's political campaign, part of an ambitious Republican strategy to limit any embarrassing disclosures and carefully shape her image for voters in the rest of the country.
That's right, the Governor of the Great State of Alaska is not allowed to answer questions by herself.
With charges of sexism flying fast and free this election cycle, does anyone find McCain's heavy hand in managing Sarah Palin just a little bit...paternal? This is a woman who could sit as the Vice President of the United States come January 20 and MAY have to one day assume the role of President but she can't be trusted to answer some questions about her own record as Governor? Quite a vote of confidence there, Mac.