Palin accessible to media, Obama/Biden not

CBS reports:

It was less than two weeks ago when Sarah Palin astonished her traveling press corps by lifting the curtain (literally) and journeying to the back of her campaign plane to answer reporters’ questions for the first time after 40 days on the campaign trail. But the candidate who has been criticized for having a bunker mentality when it came to the national media can now lay legitimate claim to being more accessible than either Joe Biden or Barack Obama.

In the past two days alone, Palin has answered questions from her national press corps on three separate occasions. On Saturday, she held another plane availability, and on Sunday, she offered an impromptu press conference on the tarmac upon landing in Colorado Springs. A few minutes later, she answered even more questions from reporters during an off-the-record stop at a local ice cream shop.

By contrast, Biden hasn’t held a press conference in more than a month, and Obama hasn’t taken questions from his full traveling press corps since the end of September. John McCain—who spent most of the primary season holding what seemed like one, never-ending media availability—hasn’t done one since Sept. 23.

Though she often turns the “mainstream media” into a punching bag on the stump, Palin clearly enjoys interacting with reporters. She seems to relish the opportunity to demonstrate that her breadth of knowledge far exceeds what she offered to CBS News’ Katie Couric in a series of interviews that were marked by vague, often convoluted answers to straightforward questions.

(Via Instapundit.)

4 Responses to Palin accessible to media, Obama/Biden not

  1. notarealamerican says:

    As your beloved George W Bush has amply demonstrated, denial of reality is not a survival strategy. You’ll get whacked by it eventually, the worse the longer you remain in the denial zone occupied by your alcoholic idol.

  2. K. Crary says:

    I’m not sure what leads you to believe that I love President Bush, or even like him. For the record, I think that Bush has done a fairly bad job.

    But anyway, who has the reality dysfunction here? Palin has had more press conferences in the last week than Biden has had since being named Obama’s running mate. That’s a fact.

  3. notarealamerican says:

    You voted for Bush twice, and the original Bush, did you not?

  4. K. Crary says:

    Indeed, I have a personal rule always to vote for someone who is on the ballot.

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