Palin’s Weakness Exposed

The Palin bounce is now history and her positives and negatives are about even since her selection.  The McCain campaign continues to keep her media opportunties limited.  Her public speeches reveal enough gaffes and empty suit platitudes that shows she has trouble reading a script. 

Now, there’s word the McCain team wants a new set of rules for the VP debate October 2 that restricts the amount of response time by the candidates to questions posed of them.  More after the jump.

From this story in the NY Times:

At the insistence of the McCain campaign, the Oct. 2 debate between the Republican nominee for vice president, Gov. Sarah Palin, and her Democratic rival, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., will have shorter question-and-answer segments than those for the presidential nominees, the advisers said. There will also be much less opportunity for free-wheeling, direct exchanges between the running mates.

McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive.

I have to wonder if she’ll keep bringing up the “Thanks but No Thanks” to the Bridgeto Nowhere, even though she kept he earmark for other projects and approved the “Road to Nowhere” at $8 million a mile.

My pal Emily has also asked me to ask you to make a contribution to Planned Parenthood in Sarah Palin’s name.  Details below:

Dear Friends:

We may have thought we wanted a woman on a national political ticket, but the joke has really been on us, hasn’t it? Are you as sick to your stomach as I am at the thought of Sarah Palin as Vice President of the United States ?

Since Palin gave her speech accepting the Republican nomination for the Vice Presidency, Barack Obama’s campaign has raised over $10 million dollars. Some of you may already be supporting the Obama campaign financially; others of you may still be recovering from the primaries. None of you, however, can be happy with Palin’s selection, especially on her positions on women’s issues. So,if you feel you can’t support the Obama campaign financially, may I suggest the following fiendishly brilliant alternative?

Make a $5 minimum donation to Planned Parenthood in Sarah Palin’s name. A Planned Parenthood donation is tax deductible, while a political donation is not.

And here’s the good part: when you make a donation to PP in her name, they’ll send her a card telling her that the donation has been made in her honor.

Here’s the link to the Planned Parenthood website

You’ll need to fill in the address to let PP know where to send the ‘in Sarah Palin’s honor’ card. Use the address for the McCain campaign headquarters:

McCain for President/Sarah Palin

1235 S. Clark Street

 1st Floor

 Arlington , VA 22202

 Feel free to send this along to all your women friends as well as your men friends and urge them to do the same.