I like Sarah Palin. She's folksy, warm and confident. And I think she represents the ultra-conservative constituency of her party pretty well.

I think.

I don't really know of course, because John McCain has informed us that he will not "allow" Palin to answer any questions from the press "until they agree to treat her with respect and deference."

Seems our "Sarah Barracuda" from the convention, the one willing to lob derisive and disrespectful insults at Obama with perfect timing and poise, has suddenly become our little "Sarah Sensitive."

I suppose McCain is right, though, because as we know, no one ever says anything disrespectful about the vice president. Just ask Dick Cheney.

Terri Holland

Salt Lake City