I’m Tired Of Republican Whining About The News Media

John McCain’s most important decision as the Republican nominee for president was his selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate.

Palin is unknown nationally.

She’s been a gift to the news media. As they look into her life, they keep finding scoops.

There is every reason to question John McCain’s judgment in his selection of Palin, and I say this as a Republican and a fan of Sarah Palin.

That McCain would cancel his appearance on Larry King because his spokesman received persistent questioning on the network is petulatant and childlike, like his impulsive pick for a running mate.

Rebecca Dana writes for the WSJ:

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republican presidential nominee John McCain abruptly canceled a scheduled appearance on CNN’s "Larry King Live" Tuesday in retaliation for an earlier interview on the network, in which an anchor raised questions about vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s foreign policy credentials.

In the interview, which aired Monday night, anchor Campbell Brown asked McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds repeatedly to cite "just one decision" Gov. Palin made as commander of the Alaska National Guard, a position Mr. Bounds highlighted as evidence of her governing experience. Mr. Bounds dodged the question, saying "Campbell, certainly you don’t mean to belittle every — every judgment that she makes" in that role.

After a series of tense exchanges, Mr. Bounds said Gov. Palin had made decisions about equipping and commanding the troops. Ms. Brown corrected him, saying those decisions were made by the Pentagon.

McCain spokesman Maria Comella said the campaign canceled the interview because of "a relentless refusal by certain on-air reporters to come to terms with John McCain’s selection of Alaska’s sitting governor as our party’s nominee for vice president." Ms. Comella said the decision wasn’t a reflection on Mr. King or his "sterling journalistic reputation."

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