POLITICS
10/23/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

McCain-Palin Media Blackout Continues: 40 Days And Counting

The Washington Post is keeping tabs on how long John McCain and Sarah Palin are maintaining their "media blackout," and the days are starting to pile up:

As of this writing, it has been 39 days and 22 hours since Sen. John McCain last held a news conference (despite having promised to hold weekly Q&A sessions with the press if he's elected). According to the Democrats, it's been 24 days and 11 hours since his running mate, Sarah Palin, held one.

During a campaign appearance today, it seemed as if Sarah Palin had let down her guard. "I want to ask you a few questions, Media," she said. Alas, she was referring to her audience in Media, Pennsylvania.

ABC's Jake Tapper notes:

No, no change here. The woman seeking to be to a heartbeat away from the presidency without ever holding a press conference remains on the same relatively unaccountable path.

McCain-Palin campaign officials apparently feel the American people should trust her with the button and the world's financial markets without ever taking questions from reporters.

Here's video of Palin: