If a reporter from McCain’s traveling press corps gave a reporter from Obama’s press bus one of her cojones, they’d both have … none, apparently. There are no balls at all among journalists on the campaign trail; neuters, all.
“It’s great, right?” one reporter who travels with the campaign told me in the balcony, summing up the prevailing it’s-evil-but-it’s-brilliant view of the new McCain press strategy. “I mean, it’s smart. Why should they talk to us? What’s in it for them?”
Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.