If you're planning on watching the Sunday morning talking news heads get into it with the candidates tomorrow, don't look for Sarah Palin to be among them. Obama will be on ABC's "This Week," Biden will be on NBC's "Meet the Press," and McCain will be on CBS' "Face the Nation."
Top McCain aide Rick Davis had this to say about putting Palin in the same unscripted hot seat situation as the rest of the candidates, "We're going to do what's in our best interests to try to win the election. If we think going on TV news shows are [sic] in our best interests, we'll do it. If we don't, we won't."
So, you see, it's not really about doing what is in the voters' best interests to make sure they have a chance to fairly assess the candidates' mental acuity and ability to think on their feet. It's about doing what's in the campaign's best interests.
If she's ready to be picked to run as VP, she should be ready to face a few Sunday mornings pundits.