But the McCain campaign is now preventing reporters from talking to ordinary Palin supporters attending rallies. The St. Petersburg Times reported:
When reporters tried to leave the designated press area and head toward the bleachers where the crowd was seated, an escort would dart out of nowhere and confront him or her and say, "Can I help you?'' and turn the person around.
When one reporter asked an escort, who would not give her name, why the press wasn't allowed to mingle, she said that in the past, negative things had been written. The campaign wanted to avoid that possibility Monday.
So maybe the McCain campaign isn’t just afraid of what Palin might say, maybe they’re afraid their feelings will be hurt—you know, by the truth. Not surprisingly, this is a page right out of the Bush-McCain-Rove campaign playbook, in which the media is tightly controlled.
So, this is yet another way in which Palin-McCain are just the same as Bush-Cheney.