Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Palin: I don't owe the media

Greta Van Susteren aired an interview last night aboard Sarah Palin's tour bus, where the elusive prospect explained her refusal to give the media or supporters an itinerary for her trip.

"[The media wants] kind of the conventional idea of a schedule, we want to follow you, we want you to bring us along with you.

I'm like a) I don't think I owe anything to the mainstream media. I think that it would be a mistake for me to become some kind of conventional politician and doing things the way that it's always be done with the media, in terms of relationships with them.

.... I want them to have to do a little bit of work on a tour like this, and that would include not necessarily telling them beforehand where every stop's going to be."

Maybe her reluctance to tell the MSM where she's going is understandable. But it's still strange that she'd promote the tour far and wide via the media, and then shut out not just that group, but also her supporters from showing up at the events.

And notice that in Palin's world, every odd decision is chalked up to being "unconventional", as if it grants her immunity from bad judgment.