Friday, September 05, 2008

Mickey Kaus to Media: Forget Palin

Tomorrow's Marching Orders Today: If there were some sort of tacit liberal MSM conspiracy--a hypothetical!--Plan 1 was to knock Palin off the ticket out of the box with various unvetted home state scandals. Plan 2, the plan currently in place, is to force Palin to submit to "real interviews" where she will supposedly reveal her embarrassing unpreparedness for the office.

May I suggest to my fellow conspirators that we move directly on to Plan 3: Forget Palin. Stop writing about her. If we make the election about Palin, we will lose. She'll probably win her debate and will almost certainly handle the interviews well enough (to the satisfaction of the voters, at least, if not the experts). The election's not about Palin. It's about McCain. We can beat McCain.


Sorry Mickey, but the media will not ignore Sarah Palin. Because she, like Obama, will sell newspapers and magazines. The media will make money whether they write glowing pieces about her, or print the scandalous stuff about her white trash fam.

Obama and Palin have become two of the most fascinating figures in this year's presidential race. She's interesting. She's new. And you never know when she'll make a fool of herself in front of a townhall meeting or a gotcha interview, or wow the crowds with her charisma and political skill/oratory.

I'm sure most reporters would rather be assigned to cover Palin than old man McCain.

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