Ever see the fish at the end of the Faith No More “Epic” video? It defines the McCain campaign this week. They are flailing around like a fish out of water. Gasping for air or any sense of strategy or direction. Their latest toss it against the wall and see if it works strategy is to blame the media for their incompetence and for doing THEIR job of vetting a VP candidate.
Sad, really. Hopefully the media will buy into the advice of fellow journalist Joe Klein and not cave:
it is important for the public to know that Palin raised taxes as governor, supported the Bridge to Nowhere before she opposed it, pursued pork-barrel projects as mayor, tried to ban books at the local library and thinks the war in Iraq is “a task from God.” The attempts by the McCain campaign to bully us into not reporting such things are not only stupidly aggressive, but unprofessional in the extreme.
I know we bloggers will. 😉
Those on the right who usually hold themselves up as media accountability agents probably won’t join us. Alas.