McCain camp won't say when Palin will answer questions from 'piranha' media
David Edwards and Andrew McLemore
Published: Sunday September 7, 2008


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McCain campaign manager Rick Davis refused to say when Gov. Sarah Palin would answer questions from the national media in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.

Davis said there is enough information already in the media about Palin that interviews are unnecessary.

"She'll agree to an interview when we think it's time and when she feels comfortable doing it," Davis said. "She's not scared to answer questions."

Sen. John McCain's campaign created a media blackout around Palin since her nomination to the Republican vice presidential ticket more than a week ago. Her conspicuous avoidance of the media has angered Democrats and frustrated the national press.

Earlier in Fox News Sunday, the chief strategist for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama expressed similar concerns.

"She was basically an unknown...She hasn't sat down to...answer any substantive questions," said David Axelrod, . "All she's done is read a couple of speeches."

Although Davis at first complimented Wallace on a Saturday night Fox report on Palin, he then criticized the media for attacking the Alaskan governor's family.

"Why would we want to throw Sarah Palin into a cycle of piranhas called the news media that have nothing better to ask questions about than her personal life and her children?" Davis asks. "...With all due respect, the information the news media has been putting out on Sarah Palin is not what I would call objective journalism," Davis said.

In another video seen below, McCain spox Nicolle Wallace argued with Time magazine's Jay Carney that Palin doesn't need to answer questions from the media to prove herself to the American people.

This video is from Fox's Fox News Sunday, broadcast September 7, 2008.




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