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Sarah Palin will be missing from action Sunday a.m.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/09/sarah-palin-w-1.html ^

Posted on 09/06/2008 8:11:40 PM PDT by kcvl

Today, top McCain aide Rick Davis indicated the campaign isn't in any hurry to slot Palin for a Sunday show appearance -- and will do so only if he and other strategists determine it serves the ticket's purposes, not because some may view it as a required initiation for a major political player.

Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show, Davis said, "I'd never commit to anything in the future. ... Our strategy is in our hands, not the media's. We're going to do what's in our best interests to try to win the election. If we think going on TV news shows are [sic] in our best interests, we'll do it. If we don't, we won't."

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KEYWORDS: 2008; election08; mccain; mccainpalin; missouri; palin
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To: Southack
They had their chance to be fair; they blew it.

This is really hilarious. Palin is now the most popular and respected politician in the country, and she is too busy doing important things to go on the talking head shows. They must be feeling a little irrelevant at the moment.

101 posted on 09/06/2008 11:04:09 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: nc28205

“So what does one make of John McCains frequent appearances on the Sunday morning talk Shows?”

Seventh Day Adventist???


102 posted on 09/06/2008 11:19:57 PM PDT by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: stripes1776
"This is really hilarious. Palin is now the most popular and respected politician in the country, and she is too busy doing important things to go on the talking head shows. They must be feeling a little irrelevant at the moment."

Yes, but there's more. In addition to all that's been pointed out so far in this thread (which makes me smile all by itself), there's something else:

Fox News beat *network* news in audience size for showing the RNC. That's *never* happened before. Cable has never beaten all of the networks.

So now the *network* talking head shows have to wonder if Sarah is going to go on a Fox show...and bump up Fox above the Networks' ratings.

Which means that they want her for more than just ideology and partisan gain now...they've got something that they value even more than Democratic Party talking points and kudos: their careers.

If Fox starts regularly beating the network news, then all of the advertising is going to go in a big Dollar way over to Fox...putting many network TV personnel out of work and irrelevant.

So the network shows are sweating. They've so over-extended themselves attacking Governor Palin that they've put their very jobs on the line...and they are only just now realizing the extent of the self-damage they've inflicted upon themselves.

"Is she going to do Fox and not us?!" they're asking each other...and they don't like what may be the answer now.

103 posted on 09/06/2008 11:25:28 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: OCC

How can they take their message to the people without the media?


104 posted on 09/06/2008 11:27:56 PM PDT by Crystal Cove
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To: Southack
"Is she going to do Fox and not us?!" they're asking each other...and they don't like what may be the answer now.

That is great! I am glad to hear Fox is doing so well. Fair and balanced news is refreshing. I do hope Palin goes on Fox first.

105 posted on 09/06/2008 11:36:16 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: Texas Songwriter
"cross-examined?"

I can't say what needs to be done to Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews!

106 posted on 09/06/2008 11:37:25 PM PDT by endthematrix
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To: kcvl
Obama has been AWOL from any news interviews, but the MSM hasn't noticed that.

Obama finally is going to get a grilling on Sunday, this from George Stephanopolus. Will George ask Obama about Ayers? The DNC flags? Any tough questions?

107 posted on 09/06/2008 11:52:43 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: kcvl

I wish Mrs. Palin would tell the DBM, “Since the dims refused to go on FOX, I’ll do it for them.”


108 posted on 09/07/2008 5:23:38 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Sarah Palin is NOT worried about anything being above her pay grade!)
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To: PhatHead

Agreed, the two biggest areas of difference between McCain and Palin are probably illigals and global warming. At least one can hope anyway!


109 posted on 09/07/2008 5:54:47 AM PDT by tpanther
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To: kcvl

Someone posted a while back that Team McCain is in Team Obama's "OODA Loop" (Google it)

I think they are in the Lame-Streams Loop too....

My guess is team McCain has a bunch of Human Behavior Analyst and Military Strategists within the team and are figuratively are scrambling their oppositions brains like eggs in an omelet....

They are more moves ahead than Wayne Gretzky

110 posted on 09/07/2008 6:07:31 AM PDT by taildragger (The Answer is Fred Thompson, I do not care what the question is.....)
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To: gracesdad

” ...You want to be the VP and possibly the president, you’ve got to face whatever. “

You represent most people’s thoughts on this, I am sure, and I respect that. I am thinking way outside the box. The “whatever” you are referring to is the business as usual media control of the process. The MSM has taken upon themselves to be the kingmaker in our political process. They thought they should be the vetter of Sarah Palin, correct? That is the way it has been as long as I can remember. It probably started in earnest after Watergate, but that’s another issue.

They control the agenda and message to a very large degree, particularly for people not interested in politics on a daily basis. All I’m saying is, that with the cirumstances of Sarah’s nomination (first GOP woman vp, unknown, accomplished, outsider, woman, hillary’s percieved demise at the hands of the media, the media smears of Palin’s family, etc.), the stars are aligned in such a way that if they wanted, the McCain campaign could change the rules. They could say “the media will no longer have that power. We will talk to the people directly.”

I am not saying this would be a safe move. It would not. Lots of people would say she was hiding or running scared, or whatever. But, at that point, the MSM would only be able to cover her speeches and interviews as an observer. They wouldn’t be part of the story themselves. The move would reset journalism to what it used to be...reporting the news, not controlling it w/ their agenda driven questions, commentary and smears. With Sarah’s reservoir of good will in the voters’ minds, there would be a chance she could weather that storm. She would identify with the populist notion that the media is out of control and needs to be corrected like the real estate market is. Sarah’s authenticity is powerful and I could envision this working. It would be a bold move, but I see this election as more than a GOP thing. I see it as a cultural battle as to what direction the country will go after the election...more entitlements and government intervention or an invigorated “can do” spirit that motivates people to become all they can become, w/out being taxed to death.

Of course this won’t happen. But drastic changes in any system require bold action by people with backbone. It would fit the “maverick, agent of change” profile to a T.


111 posted on 09/07/2008 7:43:20 AM PDT by jocwhales
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To: FlingWingFlyer

A bunch of old, white liberals, both white and black, trying to nail her for their left-wing masters.

I hope Sarah adds a line like this to her stump speeches: “I think I’ll do fine dealing with Washington insiders, including the media. After all, I have plenty of experience changing diapers.”


112 posted on 09/07/2008 7:46:45 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Appearing on unwatched Sunday talk shows and wrong about every world event counts as experience?)
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To: JustaCowgirl

Yeah. I don’t really see any advantage for Governor Palin to go on the Sunday morning fiascos. No one really watches them anymore anyway. The old white guys use them to see who can come up with the most sound bites to be used as fillers for the various nightly news shows for the rest of the week. I’ll bet they are all sitting around right now taking bets on who will be the first to come with a “gotcha moment” with Governor Palin. The sad thing is, they are all scared to death to do the same thing with Obama because they are afraid that they might be viewed as being “racist” if they pull a “gotcha” on Obama.


113 posted on 09/07/2008 7:59:54 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: Mr. Silverback

“Palin has substance, Obama doesn’t.”

According to posts so far, Palin is absolutely flawless and the likely second coming of Reagan. The first isn’t true and the second is a VERY long way from being determined.


114 posted on 09/07/2008 9:53:10 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: kcvl

Oh the poor media.


115 posted on 09/07/2008 10:11:11 AM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.stopsidsnow.com)
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To: smallbiz

Dude, you might be clueless. McCain doesn’t have a big ego - or he wouldn’t have chosen her in the first place. There’s lots of scuk-ups in the world - and McCain could have had his pick. Sarah’s not one. She’s her own woman and McCain knew it when he picked her.


116 posted on 09/07/2008 12:18:35 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Vegetarian" - Old Indian word for "bad hunter")
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To: gracesdad
According to posts so far, Palin is absolutely flawless and the likely second coming of Reagan. The first isn’t true and the second is a VERY long way from being determined.

Sarah Palin has done stuff in government that actually has some worth. Even if she turned out to be a closet lib or has some nasty skeletons--even skeletons so bad she would be thrown off the ticket--she can lay claim to years of experience and long lists of accomplishments that Barack Obama can't touch.

That's the truth. Saying otherwise is as untrue as saying that Reagan has been reincarnated in her body.

117 posted on 09/07/2008 2:55:25 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Bac Mac.******)
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To: gracesdad

Sara, is a Star, just like the Duke...REAL!


118 posted on 09/07/2008 3:37:35 PM PDT by Turborules
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To: Turborules

“Sara, is a Star, just like the Duke...REAL!”

We need a graven image.


119 posted on 09/07/2008 5:04:41 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: gracesdad

wow! cute cut!


120 posted on 09/07/2008 5:51:12 PM PDT by Turborules
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To: repubmom
I was wondering if she was going to get that opportunity...it’s not easy sending your son(s) off to war...been there, done that.

Thank you and thanks to your son(s) for all they sacrifice for us.

121 posted on 09/07/2008 7:47:04 PM PDT by Family Guy (I disagree with what you said, but I'll defend to the death your right to shut up.)
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To: Crystal Cove
How can they take their message to the people without the media?

Still at it, I see.

122 posted on 09/08/2008 6:39:51 PM PDT by SittinYonder
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