Steve Schmidt, a high level McCain campaign adviser, said today that the press was unfairly attacking VP choice Sarah Palin. "The nonsense is over," he said in a written statement.
The nerve of these people. John McCain makes perhaps the most irresponsible decision ever made by a major party candidate for president, choosing Palin for purely political reasons -- in front of a banner that actually said "Country First" -- and then the campaign seeks to stymie inquiry into who the potential future commander-in-chief is.
Vilifying the press, a reliable and oft used Republican tactic, has become one of the McCain campaigns talking points as of late. Forget issues, forget that the 72-year-old Arizona senator is endangering the nation's future here to get elected, but blame the press because they are doing their job.
It's infuriating, and it's a disgrace.