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Palin envy at the governor's conference

From the we-haven’t-hit-Palin-enough CNN News Ticker:

Some Republican governors tell CNN they were not particularly happy with the way the Republican Governors Association press conference was executed Thursday, saying that they agreed to go as a show of GOP governors’ unity — but they ended up feeling like silent Palin supporters, since it was clearly a press conference called for her.

The GOP governors spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity.

One called it awkward: “I’m sure you could see it on some of our faces.”

Another Republican governor eyeing a presidential run in 2012 told CNN the event was “odd” and “weird,” and said it “unfortunately sent a message that she was the de facto leader of the party.”

Let me get this straight…

The press didn’t ask questions of any other governor except Palin, yet it’s Sarah’s fault?

She reiterated that the GOP governors are a team, yet it’s Sarah’s fault?

She made her opening remarks at the press conference, she stepped back from the microphone, saying they were all open for questions, yet it’s Sarah’s fault?

Gov. Perry ended the press conference after only four questions (he later explained that was done because of time constraints), yet it’s Sarah’s fault?

Chalk up another one to the drive-by media, in this case CNN, which could find dissension in a one-man parade if it suits their purposes.

Once again Gov. Palin is being attacked, and again by nameless persons whose brickbats the drive-bys are only too happy to boost into orbit.

The breathless CNN blog entry continues:

There has been palpable tension among some GOP governors gathered in Miami that Palin has been sucking up all the media oxygen.

In an interview with CNN, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour shrugged off that suggestion.

“That’s just somebody running down a rabbit trail. There’s plenty of oxygen here,” he said.

Good for Gov. Barbour, who always keeps his common sense about him, even when others are losing their mud.

Allah says the Republican governors, just like the McCain campaign, can’t even manage to show enough competence to stay on message for a couple of days. He’s right.

This GOP rebuild job is going to take more time than we thought…

Cross-posted at Gov. Sarah Palin for President

– JP