But I hope my colleagues stand strong in this case: it is important for the public to know that Palin raised taxes as governor, supported the Bridge to Nowhere before she opposed it, pursued pork-barrel projects as mayor, tried to ban books at the local library and thinks the war in Iraq is "a task from God." The attempts by the McCain campaign to bully us into not reporting such things are not only stupidly aggressive, but unprofessional in the extreme.
I thought yesterday that McCain's refusal to do Larry King would turn around and smack him in the face. Now, he's got Joe Freakin' Klein ticked at him. I suspect that in the next few weeks more and more press outlets are going to drop the whole "Maverick!" garbage, and go after this guy hard. The only thing to make it even better would be for Obama to court the press with wine and cheese. Then watch Sen. Screamin' Meemies really lose his cool.