Given her novelty on the national political stage, news organizations will quickly start asking Sarah Palin for interviews. So it is worth beginning to keep tabs now on whether key questions get asked.
Let's start with a couple of them.
1. As recently as 2006, Gov. Palin said she hadn't focused enough
on Iraq to have a view on the surge. Just two weeks ago she told
Philip Gourevitch that she wasn't sure we had a clear plan for what we were doing in Iraq and expressed concern that our real reason for being their might be to control oil supplies. Those comments may reflect a healthy skepticism about what we're doing in Iraq. But they put her in pretty sharp contrast to Sen. McCain's views. So what are her views and positions on Iraq?
2. The investigator appointed to probe Palin's firing
of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan began trying to schedule a deposition
with her last week. The investigator, Steve Branchflower, is charged with finishing
his investigation by October 31st, which means he must depose Palin sometime over the next 8 weeks, presumably much sooner than later. So is she currently in contact with Branchflower, will she be returning to Alaska for the deposition, and when?
What am I missing?