It’s actually a very nice human interest piece, which is why it’s kind of a shame that I have to tack on a polite request that the Sarah Palin whatever-it-is stop playing will-she, won’t-she games with running for President and just declare one way or the other. Mucking about with the regular media or pundits is fine; but this game has been steadily more annoying among New Media types for the last… two months or so, I’m guessing/estimating. And none of this has been improved by the impenetrable media shield that Palin’s staff has over any and all interactions with their patron. And when I say ‘impenetrable’ I’m explicitly including ‘light and oxygen’ in that metaphor. I like Sarah Palin just fine, but if she’s actually planning to get the Republican nomination then this is no way to run a campaign.
And before anybody tells me that she’s not going to run a regular campaign, let me note this: if you’re not going to run a campaign that follows the old rules of media access, and you’re not going to run a campaign that follows the new rules of media access, then precisely what kind of campaign were you planning to run?
PS: We will now pause while people react badly to the above. Which is a large part of the problem, frankly.