Guess who The Secret Service just cleared to interview Sarah Palin?. She was attending a rally in Jeffersonville on the 29th according to this article and the plan was for him to interview her at the airport in the afternoon of the 29th.
When he found out his first reaction was, “How am I going to keep from laughing through the entire interview?”. We are not fans of hers if you can’t tell. I said he could chew the inside of his cheek or pinch himself to inflict some pain and keep him from laughing in her face.
This whole presidential election has provided us with a few eye opening experiences. For example, when we lived in Flagstaff, AZ a few months ago N was often set to interview John McCain. Funny thing is actually having those scheduled interviews pan out is rare.
Once N was booked to talk with McCain (McCain’s press people sought the station out to book the interview) after he arrived in Northern Arizona, he went waited and when McCain landed his entourage surrounded him and quickly shuffled him in to the motorcade while his press people shouted to N that the interview was off.
It seems the trend is to repeatedly treat members of the media like the dirt on the bottom of your shoe because I just got word that Palin didn’t show for her scheduled interview this afternoon. N camped out waiting to try and get an interview with her late last night. If you want to see more you can follow the story here.
Dealing with The Secret Service was and exciting and surreal experience for him. The security checks were very detailed and Palin’s media people even needed all his interview questions a day in advance. This especially made him mad. “I don’t want them coaching her on what to say beforehand.”
All in all it was an eventful experience for him, he was Palinated as he calls it. We still wont be voting republican through. So, have you even met a politician face to face? If so how did you feel afterward?
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I’m so old I’ve met Nixon, Carter, and G.H.W. Bush. Bush and Nixon I met together when Nixon was running for his 2nd term. I was just a high school reporter, but Bush was very nice and answered questions even though he had to explain to me who he was. I was a bit embarrassed, he was gracious.
I never got to ask Nixon any questions because the paid press were all over him, but he seemed friendly enough and shook everyone’s hand.
Carter, I met during the White House Conference on Small Business he held. He spoke at one of the dinners, but there was no Q&A or meeting there. One of the activities was a tour of the White House during the evening, just delegates allowed. We weren’t expecting it, but Jimmy and Rosalyn were there to greet us at the end of the tour.
They were both very nice, but what literally stunned me was how tiny they both are. I know every place on the web says Jimmy Carter is 5’9″ and there’s got to be a minimum height required to get in the Navy, but at 5’7″ I felt like Andre the Giant next to Carter.
One thing I plan to do now is get out and meet more local and state politicians and try my best to influence them to do a good job for us.
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Can you tell us more what the Secret Service guys and gals were like? I’ve never met one of them!
I don’t think politicians care for my hard questions. But they so far have been polite enough to answer them. To have a regular citizen who is not a journalist grill them is sometimes a bit of a surprise.
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witchypoo » Regular citizens should have more access to the politicians. I believe that the open fourm between us and them is part of the problem.
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