“‘All I am trying to be is a young, cool Republican woman for other Republican women,’ McCain said in an interview with POLITICO…

McCain is mum about Palin now; a Daily Beast spokesman went so far as to warn POLITICO — repeatedly — against asking McCain about the Alaska governor.

Asked about her reluctance to talk about her father’s former running mate, McCain said: ‘I feel at this point, I don’t feel censored at all. Not discussing Palin is a personal preference.’…

McCain linked up with the Daily Beast through Nicole Wallace, a Republican strategist who served as adviser to McCain’s presidential campaign.”