McCain’s Straight Talk Express

while technically already declared dead by this site, has been revived and then murdered again:

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds appeared on CNN for an interview with Campbell Brown. Brown was tough on Bounds, refusing to let him spout typical campaign talking points. She repeatedly pressed him on Palin’s foreign policy experience and qualifications, asking him to name one decision that she made as commander-in-chief of the Alaskan National Guard. Bounds was unable to do so.

Today, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer revealed that because of that tough interview, the McCain campaign has canceled the senator’s appearance on Larry King Live tonight:

The McCain campaign said it believed that exchange was over the line and as a result the interview scheduled for Larry King Live with Sen. McCain was pulled. CNN does not believe that Campbell’s interview was over the line. We are committed to fair coverage of both sides of this historic election.

So now McCain is punishing the press for actually interviewing one of his cronies (you know, instead of asking a question and then giving the platform over to the politcal hack). He’ll give you the straight talk! He’s a maverick! He’s…..afraid of the press!

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2 responses to “McCain’s Straight Talk Express

  1. This may be a direct result of the growing influence of Steve Schmidt, top advisor and former protege of Karl Rove. The Washington Post reported this in July….

    McCain Campaign Restricts Press Access

    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/07/09/mccain_campaign_restricts_pres.html

    Too bad Schmidt didn’t restrict access to religious fanatic Alaskan governors with pregnant teenage daughters, instead.

  2. This is absurd and I always loved Campbell Brown. She’s supersmart and gorgeous too.

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