My initial reaction to John McCain's pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate was laughter.
My reaction wasn't over whether she is or isn't qualified or experienced enough for the job. I was laughing because it took all of the so-called political experts by surprise. The political pundits, analysts, editorialists, talk show hosts, radio show hosts were all pretty much clueless!
Some quick research shows a couple of these experts did mention Palin's name as someone McCain may want to consider. But overall...she was off the radar for most.
What's the message here? As voters, we need to seek out unbiased neutral reporting based on the facts so that we can then make up own own minds.
One of the reasons I got into this business decades ago was because I was sick and tired of reading newspapers, magazines, watching tv, listening to the radio, and hearing people spew opinion after opinion. I just wanted the news, not someone's paid opinion.
At WITN, we strive everyday to just report the facts and let you form your own opinion. We think it's important that you know you can trust us to carry out that mission. It's not only a pledge I make to you...it's one I made to myself years and years ago.
Now, as far as whether Palin is a good pick? That's a decision you'll have to make after watching WITN and reading witn.com.