They did not waste any time going after Palin but refrained from checking out Obama.
Here are some comments from Mark Penn:
Penn also has a strong warning for the media, which was caught unawares by the Palin selection and is eagerly pursuing virtually anything to do with her.
"I think here the media is on very dangerous ground," Penn tells CBS.com. "I think that when you see them going through every single expense report that Gov. Palin ever filed, if they don't do that for all four of the candidates, they're on very dangerous ground.
"I think the media so far has been the biggest loser in this race. And they continue to have growing credibility problems.
"And I think that that's a real problem growing out of this election. The media now, all of the media — not just Fox News, that was perceived as highly partisan — but all of the media is now being viewed as partisan in one way or another. And that is an unfortunate development."
So does the strategist, who had his own complaints about sexism in media coverage about Sen. Clinton, think the media is being harder on Palin than other candidates?
"I think that the media is doing the kinds of stories on Palin that they're not doing on the other candidates. And that's going to subject them to people concluding that they're giving her a tougher time.