Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Can See Russia From My House

Palin bans reporters from meetings with leaders

By SARA KUGLER, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who has not held a press conference in nearly four weeks of campaigning, on Tuesday banned reporters from her first meetings with world leaders, allowing access only to photographers and a television crew.

CNN, which was providing the television coverage for news organizations, decided to pull its TV crew, effectively denying Palin the high visibility she had sought.

Palin planned to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Columbian President Alvaro Uribe in New York on Tuesday as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week. She also was expected to meet with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.


It's really not necessary for Palin to actually meet with these world leaders.

She needs only to stand on the sidewalk outside the U.N.and gaze at the building where they convene.