Update: Video below.
Update: Well, I guess McCain was just sucking up to the host or he's completely oblivious to what's going on in his campaign. CNN is now reporting her first interview is with ABC, contrary to what he said on Face the Nation (see video at about 8:40):
CNN: Republican vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin is offering her first televised interview to ABC News in the coming week in Alaska..
Palin, the surprise pick of Republican presidential nominee John McCain, has been giving campaign speeches alongside the Arizona senator since the GOP convention but has not sat down for an interview about her views
CBS Bob Schieffer trades a softball interview with John McCain for an interview with Sarah Palin --soon.
That's how it appeared and it might be a good tradeoff. McCain said that the first interview Palin would do would be with Schieffer.
McCain talked about how Palin has rallied the base. He said she was the most loved governor in America. Really? He wasn't able to state her credentials other than saying she's a reformer.
McCain said he would bring democrats into his cabinet--and it wouldn't be just one -- to break the gridlock.
Bob asked about the denigration of community organizing. McCain said he meant every word of his speech. He said the reaction of his underlings -- including Palin -- was a reaction to the fact that Obama campaign denigrated her mayorship. Obama didn't denigrate or disrespect her in any way.
Granted, an Obama spokesperson reacted at the start, saying she was just mayor three years ago. But that was done respectfully. I don't recall a stoning, the way the republicans behaved that night. McCain can write it off but that ticked off a lot of people.
McCain said Obama never took on his party and he said Obama was mushy on "We are all Georgians."
Bob asked why the convention only had 36 black people. Why has it become the party of white people? McCain said it can't be the party of white people. He said he has to convince people he'll be the leader of everyone. He was disappointed with the statistic.
Then he not only stole Obama's theme of change, he ripped off Obama's notion that after 9-11, Bush should've called people to service, not shop. Has McCain ever talked about that before? Perhaps he has. But I know Obama has said that at the start. There was no call to sacrifice by the American people. That was one of Bush's biggest blunders.
McCain camp: why would we want to throw Palin into the piranhas? It doesn't look like the McCain camp knows what it's doing.
McCain on CBS with Bob Schieffer