Sunday, September 07, 2008

ABC Snags Palin Interview

Maybe now this will put a temporary halt to the Sarah Palin won't do interviews idiocy sweeping the left.
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin plans to sit down later this week for her first television interview since John McCain chose her as his running mate more than a week ago.

The first-term Alaska governor has given speeches, alongside McCain and at the Republican National Convention, since McCain introduced her as his surprise vice presidential pick on Aug. 29.

McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said Sunday that Palin would be made available "when we think it's time and when she feels comfortable doing it."

Later, a McCain-Palin adviser said Sunday that an interview was offered several days ago to Charles Gibson of ABC News. The adviser spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made.

The adviser said the interview was expected to take place later this week in Alaska. Palin is expected to return to her state at midweek after more joint appearances with McCain.

An ABC News spokeswoman said the network had no comment.
It's a nice get for ABC considering the enormous public fascination with Palin and you can be sure it'll generate blockbuster ratings. Gibson by no means is in the tank for the GOP, but he's a fair guy and I doubt Palin will get sandbagged with some of the absurd allegations being made against her of late. Gibson would lose credibility if he runs with any of the specious Internet-related slander against Palin.

I would also suggest rolling her out with an interview every few days with respectable journalists (which, of course, rules out NBC), and it would be wise for any competitor to Oprah Winfrey to book Palin.

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