Chait has a great little column on the Pavlovian response of right-wing hacks to the Palin nomination and the uncanny echoes of the Quayle nomination back in 1988. But I think this is unfair to Quayle. Quayle was available for press questions one day after being selected as veep nominee. We are now on Day 27 of Sarah Palin's refusal to take questions from the press.

Staggering. What happened to the First Amendment? What happened to political accountability? What happened to transparency?

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