YouTube: Palin's RGA Press Conference
Look at it. There are many governor's there who had been speaking to the media. This video clip shows Sarah Palin's time at the mic and there is nothing but respect and encouragement given her by Rick Perry.
The Republican Governors Conference Press Guidelines promised that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would take approximately 20 minutes of questions at todays morning press conference. Instead, this press conference, attended by 150 local and national media and taped by 26 video cameras, disintegrated into a fiasco when Texas Governor Rick Perry shut it down after only five minutes and four questions.
Eight other governors assembled on the stage, all men, seemed visibly uncomfortable with the Palin at center stage format. When Perry stepped in front of Palin at the podium to announce it was over just as it was getting started, Palin looked irritated, and the media shouted, Youve got to be kidding, This is ridiculous, "Come on, and We were promised more questions.
Forty minutes later, at a larger gathering attended by most the seventeen governors at the Conference, Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard may have given the reason why Palin was reined in: envy. Said Kristol, This is not the Republican Governors Association. This is really the Republican Presidential Candidates Association.
I saw the footage you linked to, and the report appears correct, he cut off her questioning and was visibly miffed. Cordial, but miffed. The reporters said just what was reported in 2008, this is not an attempt by Palin supporters to rewrite what happened, but it does appear a few Perry supporters are trying to deny the fact that it did happen the way the article describes.
This is not a deal killer for me, I'll support him if he wins, but it's one of the many reasons he's not my first choice.