[Guest post by DRJ]
This morning McCain-Palin campaign manager Rick Davis told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that Palin was “not scared to answer questions.” Instead, Davis said Palin would be interviewed at a place and time selected by the campaign because “We run our campaign not the news media.”
Now Mike K links a Time Magazine entry that Sarah Palin’s first TV interview was offered to ABC’s Charlie Gibson and is expected to occur later this week in Alaska. The interview offer was reportedly made by the McCain-Palin campaign several days ago.
Here are Mike K’s thoughts [emphasis mine]:
“The Sarah Palin interview with Charlie Gibson of ABC is set up for next week. I thought they would wait until the week before the debate with Biden but she must really be a quick study. ABC was excluded from the debates, no doubt because of Gibson and Stephanopolis’ good questions for Obama. With Russert gone, This Week is the best Sunday show and I thought they would have her there.”
Well done, Mike K, and thanks for the link.
UPDATE BY PATTERICO: There’s no question in my mind that someone will pull a pop quiz on her (“Who runs Podunkstan, Governor?”) like they did with Bush — but like they never do with Biden or Obama. Knowing this, it behooves her to know the answers to those questions, even though I’ll bet big money Biden couldn’t answer the same questions.