Sarah Palin's parents, Chuck and Sally Heath, were interviewed by CBS Monday about reactions to their daughter's candidacy for Vice President. The Heaths repeated the GOP mantra that Palin is being treated unfairly by the media. The McCain-Palin camp has claimed that the media - and the Obama campaign - are reporting falsehoods about their daughter. The problem is that when the McCain campaign was asked to name the attacks originating from the Obama campaign, they weren't able to. In this vein, the Heaths should have been asked by CBS to cite a particular attack from the media that wasn't true about their daughter.
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When asked by Smith about rumblings that Palin isn't ready to be vice president and a heartbeat away from the presidency, Chuck replied, "She's ready to do anything she wants to be. And she perseveres, she works so hard, she learns so fast. Yeah, she -- I -- I don't worry about that at all. That's what I'll tell 'em. Yeah. ... You want some honesty, yeah -- yeah, not a typical politician, get her. Yeah. Yeah."
Sally added, "She's got that ability to relate to people. She's diplomatic. She can get her point across.
As for assertions from Republicans that Palin's being treated unfairly by the media, Chuck said, "That's what I feel. Someone said, 'Well they have to get to know Sarah Palin,' but Sarah Palin -- there's a good side of Sarah Palin. They're digging and digging for the bad side, and there is no real bad side. They're fabricating a lot of things that I don't want to go into."
Katharine Zaleski is the Senior News Editor at Huffington Post. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.