Well, the Barracuda bared her teeth to Charlie Gibson and declared that we might very well have to go to war with Russia. That's not an idea that we hear about very often, but Palin is living up to her mission to enliven the McCain campaign from Cheney's Cave. McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, has defended the plan to keep Palin under wraps and now we know why. He says they will only let her talk to reporters who treat her with "deference". And bring presents for all of the children? He may get away with it. The national media are still trying to recover from being housebroken during the Bush years.
A final item for today's grumpy diary: As a long time political journalist, I would have gagged at the thought of making any reference to the National Enquirer. So when a reader sent me the latest awful stuff about Palin's kids that appeared in the tabloid, I checked out the National Enquirer on the Internet to see whether the story actually appeared in the paper. It did.
Inasmuch as the same tabloid outed John Edwards, to the delight of the peekaboo crowd and his opponents in that other party, it will be interesting to see whether this bit of keyhole reporting will make it to the mainstream press and airwaves.