Campbell Brown's 'us'
So, watching some of the news coverage of the election for the last week, I came across this video featuring Campbell Brown questioning Tucker Bounds regarding Palin's experience leading the Alaska National Guard. Given the media circus of this week, I actually think this is one of the fairest and most legitimate questions I have seen regarding Palin, though the facial expressions and obvious attitude behind her comments could be a little less pronounced. Actually, it would be nice to see that kind of scrutiny regarding the issues and experience of all of the candidates, if you know what I mean.
Well, the news here is that McCain cancelled his Larry King appearance due to this interview. Again, since this line of questioning is not totally out of line, I'm not sure I agree with this if I am looking at this interview in a vacuum. But, in talking about the interview, here is a telling quote from Ms. Brown:
"The interview was totally fair," Brown said. "I was trying to get an answer. I was persistent, but I was respectful. That's my job. Experience is a legitimate issue when John McCain raises it about Obama, and it's also legitimate for us to raise it about Palin." [source: WashPo]
Hmm... So, since McCain raises the topic of experience, it's fair for us to as well. Wait... what? Who is 'us?' Was this a mislabeled quote from one of Obama's spokesmen?