McCain adviser Nicole Wallace openly mocks the idea of a candidate for Vice President even needing to talk to the press, apparently because questions about policy are JUST LIKE questions about Bristol Palin's pregnancy.
This is apparently part of a concerted strategy to deflect any and all legitimate questions by playing the Bristol Palin sympathy card. Yesterday on NPR's Diane Rehm show (which I was listening to in the car on the way to my own radio interview), McCain supporter Cleta Mitchell went absolutely ballistic when asked about the report that Sarah Palin had pressured a town librarian to ban books. Mitchell took off on an angry diatribe about the "media frenzy" of the last few days, and the "litany of the left wing blogs" that were trying to "destroy conservative females and conservative minorities."
I'm telling you, they're using this kid. First as blog bait, now as a shield from even legitimate questions. It's absolutely despicable.
Oh, and this video from Jon Stewart is a must-see as it points out how the Republicans are talking out of both sides of their mouth, as well as their asses, on the Palins.