Palin bans reporters from meetings with leaders
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is banning reporters from her first meetings with world leaders, allowing access only to photographers and a television crew.
Palin plans to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe in New York on Tuesday.
The TV producer, print and wire reporters in the press pool that follows the Alaska governor were told at the start of the day they would not be admitted with the photographers and camera crew when they are taken in to photograph the meetings.
At least two news organizations, including The Associated Press, objected and were told that the decision had already been made and was not subject to discussion.
Even FOX News condemns this shielding of sarah: Link
If McCain and crew are so frightened of making sarah available to public scrutiny as all politicians are in the tradition of our political process, it can only be because they, in their heart of hearts, know how woefully inadequate she is. This is the ultimate shame of McCain--win at whatever the cost to the citizens of the United States and the future of our country.
Also, the audacity of sarah to believe that she can call the shots for world leaders in terms of whom can be allowed into a room is mind boggling. These men allowed the little lady her courtesies, but, is it not necessary that our leaders be seen and treated as equals by world leaders rather than someone to condescend to and humor? Sara is an embarrassment.