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From Anne Korblut's book in a review at Palingates:

McCain aide Nicole Wallace tells proudly of responding to the first reporter who called to ask about Palin's alleged "wild ride" by responding, "'Are you asking me to respond, on the record, to a charge that amniotic fluid came out of her vagina?' He was so mortified, he hung up."

What's interesting to me is that even the controversy - and this fascinating Wallace quote - was never covered in any serious way in the MSM. And yet, it dominated Republican conversation at the St Paul Convention in the days after Palin's veep nomination was announced. According to several journalists who were there, it was all anyone was talking about. But the press kept a lid on it. The "refs" decided what was legit and not legit in an election campaign with a completely unknown candidate with a long record of crazy, obvious odd lies. The press acted as a guardian of those in power, not as a fearless skeptic. That's what worries me. If they did it once, they'll do it again.

Remember when I asked a simple question? And when the Anchorage Daily News asked, after the election? And this is not a question that has already been answered, like the Obama birth certificate. It is a question that has been ruled unaskable. By those tasked with asking questions.

What I do know is that no one on the McCain campaign asked, and some on the McCain campaign still harbor deep doubts about the truth. Still: no answer. No answer at all. And that's absolutely fine by the MSM. They have their reputations to worry about.

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