New York, Sept.25 : Alaska Governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin believes that her to be boss - John McCain - has the required credentials to bring the ailing US economy back on track.
Projecting McCain as a "market reformer", Palin said in her third interview since joining the Republican presidential ticket, that it would be prudent for Senator. Barack Obama to wait and "see what way the political wind's blowing" on the Wall Street rescue package. Palin told "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric yesterday that Sen. John McCain would take the lead in reforming Wall Street -- or "we're going to find ourselves in another Great Depression."
According to the Washington Post, the interview came amid increasingly vocal complaints from journalists that the campaign is walling off its vice presidential nominee.
Charles Gibson of ABC News and Sean Hannity of Fox News have interviewed Palin, but she has held no news conferences and has responded to exactly one question from the reporters who follow her around the country.
Since Palin's selection was announced August 29, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic vice presidential nominee, has held four news conferences and granted 89 interviews, sitting for Couric, "Meet the Press" and The Washington Post, among others.
CNN anchor Campbell Brown called the situation "unprecedented," saying in an interview that "as a journalist, my job is to get the truth, understand who this woman is, what she's about, whether she's qualified to be vice president. . . . If she were a man, would we be putting up with this? Would the campaign be treating her like this? ould she be coddled this way, cloistered this way? I don't think so."
McCain spokesman Michael Goldfarb said Palin will do more interviews and hold at least one news conference before Election Day.
"I know the media is throwing a temper tantrum about this," Goldfarb said.
But, he said, "she was so beat up the first week when she came on and this campaign has had fraught relations with the media ever since.