This is unbelievable:

Jay Carney:

According to Nicole Wallace of the McCain campaign, the American people don't care whether Sarah Palin can answer specific questions about foreign and domestic policy. According to Wallace -- in an appearance I did with her this morning on Joe Scarborough's show -- the American people will learn all they need to know (and all they deserve to know) from Palin's scripted speeches and choreographed appearances on the campaign trail and in campaign ads.

They are headed over a very steep cliff - and they're accelerating. That's what these people do. They cannot acknowledge an error, even when it's staring them in the face. So they up the ante. They have to whip up the most almighty cultural war to find a way through this. Will the press perform its constitutional duty? Or be cowed by the Rove bullies?

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