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January 07, 2009

Palin's Internet Interview

With John Ziegler of

I don't like this interview. I was trying to figure out why. I think I know. Even though it's interesting to know about Palin's reaction to her mistreatment by the media, I think we are now getting well oversaturated on such personal stuff. It's too much the Heroine's Tale, which is nice and all, but we're ultimately looking for a leader, not someone with a tale of hardship.

The media screwed her -- this is obvious. Maybe she should just move past such questions -- not letting them off the hook, but also not dwelling on them -- and make her interviewers focus on substantive, political questions.

I, of course, love to slam the media for its bias. A lot of readers and commenters love it too. I'm just not sure if it's a very savvy use of Sarah Palin's time to comment upon it herself.

This is Ziegler's pet issue (no offense intended). I get why he's asking, and I get why Palin's answering. I just think at some point she has to pivot from a defense of the campaign to speaking purely about the issues ahead. I think this stuff kind of diminishes her. It's too much celebrity-type stuff, not enough statesman-type coverage.

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe she has to do this now, and get it all on the record, and the time for the pivot is later. But sometime she needs to pivot.

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posted by Ace at 11:58 PM

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