Sarah Palin says Michigan can still be won. After learning today about John McCain's move to stop campaigning in the state, she "fired off a quick e-mail and said, 'Oh come on, do we have to?'" she told Fox News. She added that McCain's pullout was "not a surprise" but said she and husband Todd would be "so happy to speak to the people there in Michigan who are hurting."
The McCain camp has not yet responded to her plea. In her Fox interview, Palin also defended her performance with Katie Couric on CBS. "The Sarah Palin in those interviews was a little bit annoyed because no matter what you say you're gonna get clobbered," Palin said. And she denied that McCain staffers have over-managed her—"but if there was any of that, it's over."