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Lipstick and A Muzzle On That Pit Bull Palin

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I didn’t think you could really trump George W. Bush in neglecting one’s free press duties. After all, why in the world would someone seeking to govern us (we’re a democracy, remember) need to answer questions from our (us again) free press?

From The Huffington Post, so I swear I’m not making this up:

‘According to Nicole Wallace of the McCain campaign, the American people don’t care whether Sarah Palin can answer specific questions about foreign and domestic policy. According to Wallace — in an appearance I did with her this morning on Joe Scarborough’s show — the American people will learn all they need to know (and all they deserve to know) from Palin’s scripted speeches and choreographed appearances on the campaign trail and in campaign ads.’

Full post here. More fantasy government weirdness and a video here. Guess the Repugs are terrified some of those “Doing A Heck of A Job, Brownie-s” will come tumbling out of the glossy mouth of Sarah Palin. (Ya think?)

Actually, I saw a hustled-together doc on Fox News last night about Palin, with plenty of clips from her Governor of Alaska campaign debates, and Palin’s quite rhetorically, and dogmatically, gifted. If you go for her kinda politics, you’d only bark for more, more, more. I think the Repugs are scared shitless she might just put their Alpha Males to verbal-powers shame, but I diverge…

Maybe Palin could just bat her eyelashes in response to questions from our free press: one bat for “No.” Two bats for “Heck No.” Three bats for “Everything wrong with our country is the fault of the liberal media.” Four bats for “I really need a blowout from my way-gay redneck hairdresser and a moose burger about right now.”

You get the point. Feel free to add your own.