Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Free Sarah Palin

Campbell Brown is one of the bright spots over at CNN, and she came off maternity leave just in time for the end of primary season.

SHe is so damn natural on camera, and asks shark like questions with a big smile on her face... the real killers do it grinning.

She had this to say last night, about the subject of Sarah Palin ducking reporters.

For the record, before she was named as VP nominee, I twice tried to get Gov. Palin to talk with us over here at that TV network, over her government suing the US Fish and Wildlife Dept over the polar bear listing.

She didn't answer my calls then, now, she answers no ones.

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Frankly I have had it, and I know a lot of other women out there who are with me on this. I have had enough of the sexist treatment of Sarah Palin. It has to end.

She was in New York on Tuesday meeting with world leaders at the U.N. And what did the McCain campaign do?

They tried to ban reporters from covering those meetings. And they did ban reporters from asking Gov. Palin any questions.

I call upon the McCain campaign to stop treating Sarah Palin like she is a delicate flower who will wilt at any moment.

This woman is from Alaska for crying out loud. She is strong, she is tough, she is confident. And you claim she is ready to be one heartbeat away from the presidency. If that is the case, then end this chauvinistic treatment of her now. Allow her to show her stuff. Watch Brown call on the McCain campaign to 'Free Sarah Palin' »

Allow her to face down those pesky reporters just like Barack Obama did today, just like John McCain did today. Just like Joe Biden has done on numerous occasions. Let her have a real news conference with real questions.

By treating Sarah Palin differently from other candidates in this race, you are not showing her the respect she deserves.

Free Sarah Palin.

Free her from the chauvinistic chains you are binding her with.

Sexism in this campaign must come to an end. Sarah Palin has as much a right to be a real candidate in this race as the men do.