• ABC's Charlie Gibson will interview Sarah Palin, as soon as he has been completely vetted by the McCain campaign.

• At issue is Gibson's experience and whether he would be ready to interview on day one.

• Observers see no problem with Gibson's vetting, as opposed to that of Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann whose heads are now on Palin's trophy wall.

• McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, said that the media should show "deference" to Sarah Palin. Thus, following Charlie Gibson's audience with her, Gibson must back out of the room.