Editorial

Politics as usual

Monday, March 21, 2016

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, Mass.) is usually straightforward in dealing with the public through the press. That is why a recent evasion during an interview with CBS reporter Norah O'Donnell was so disappointing.

"Do you believe that Sen. Clinton should release the transcripts of her speeches to Goldman Sachs?" O'Donnell asked.

"I think that our candidates are out doing what they should do in a primary: They are debating the issues," Warren said.

"You're not answering my question, Senator," O'Donnell cut in.

"What I'm doing is I'm telling you what I think should be going on right now in this election," Warren said.

"It's a yes or no question," O'Donnell responded. "Should she release the transcripts or no."

"What I told you is that the primaries are doing exactly should be doing, and the candidates are being tested," she said.

Any reporter with access to Warren should continue to asked the question or ask why Warren refuses to answer until an answer is given.