But the deed was done, as the candidate proceeded to take questions from the quote-starved flaks. And then Palin did it again later that night, at a Coldstone Creamery .
"In her continuing evolution from the least accessible to the most accessible of the four candidates, Palin took questions from your pooler," concluded one reporter.
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Despite this turn of events, Christopher Hitchens of Slate is demanding that the press simply ignore Palin until she subjects herself to a press conference.
"(W)hy should the press and the networks continue to cover a candidate who could, for all we know, be Angela Lansbury?," asked Hitchens.
After weeks of being kept on a short leash, it appears that Palin is eager to be treated like, well, a vice presidential candidate. Maybe a press conference could be in her near future.
Perhaps she feels emboldened by the positive response she received for her appearance on 'Saturday Night Live,' which fittingly opened with a goof on how she hasn't been allowed to talk to the press.