Imagine if someone took Saran Wrap, which is pretty much completely transparent, and somehow made it 100% more transparent.
That's what everything you're doing to try to stop your veep candidate from having to debate looks like.
Then again, if you saw Katie Couric's interview with Caribou Barbie yesterday (and I'm sure you did, since you lied to Letterman so you could ditch him and have your own interview with Couric), I guess you'd be doing anything you could to stop her from giving an answer like this:
“I personally believe, that U.S. Americans,
are unable to do so,
some, people out there, in our nation don’t have maps.
I believe that our education like such as in South Africa,
and the Iraq,
everywhere like such as…
and, I believe they should uh,
our education over here,
in the U.S. should help the U.S.
or should help South Africa,
and should help the Iraq and Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future,
Wait, that wasn't Caribou Barbie.
This was, though:
COURIC: You've said, quote, "John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business." Other than supporting stricter regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago, can you give us any more example of his leading the charge for more oversight?
PALIN: I think that the example that you just cited, with his warnings two years ago about Fannie and Freddie — that, that's paramount. That's more than a heck of a lot of other senators and representatives did for us.
COURIC: But he's been in Congress for 26 years. He's been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.
PALIN: He's also known as the maverick, though. Taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he's been talking about — the need to reform government.
COURIC: I'm just going to ask you one more time, not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation?
PALIN: I'll try to find you some, and I'll bring them to you.
I'll try to find you some, and I'll bring them to you?? This isn't Show and Tell, missy. You're as qualified to be Vice President as I am. No, wait, I'm more qualified. I lived in Mexico City when I was a baby and in France when I was a teenager. Compared to someone who claims foreign policy chops because she can see Russia from her home state, I'm a foreign policy GOD. Also, I took a couple of Economics courses in college. I think that also makes me more qualified - hell, by Caribou Barbie's logic, I should be Treasury Secretary.