Let's not hear any members of the press deplore the superficial, "scripted" nature of campaigns if they are just going to distort the statements of someone attempting to do more than simply string a series of poll-tested sound-bites together. These sorts of partisan, media-abetted "firestorms" are the reason most candidates decide to speak only in anondyne generalities in the first place.
Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.