Spinning like a top - The McCain camp is already trying to lower expectations for Sarah Palin's debate performance. Vintage child's toy from Blandine Bavoux's Jolie Trouvaille stand on rue de la Gaite at the brocante at Chatou, France. The brocante continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Sunday, Oct. 5.
It wasn't enough that the McCain campaign requested special treatment for Sarah Palin during this week's debate with Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden. Now McCain has had one of his former lobbyist surrogates, Nancy Pfotenhauer on Fox "News" warning that the debate moderator had better not give too many foreign policy questions to Palin. She also complained that Katie Couric gave Palin too many "trapdoor questions."
Pathetic. If Palin can't answer basic questions about issues that concern the United States and its relations with the rest of the world, how on earth does the McCain camp expect voters to believe she's qualified to be vice-president? They can't. Because she's not. And the McCain campaign's sexist spinning and keeping Palin away from press conferences and media interviews (after the disastrous one with Katie Couric) and anything other than scripted stump speeches can't change the fundamental truth: Palin is not qualified to be vice-president. By choosing a political novice as his running mate, John McCain has proved he's interested only in winning the election, never mind what happens to the country in its wake. We deserve better.