Knives out for Palin: McCain aides tell tales of diva


Praxius
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Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin greets supporters after returning to Anchorage, Alaska on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008.

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WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin wasn't aware that Africa was a continent and she and her brood behaved like a band of "Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast," aides to Republican John McCain are telling prominent news organizations.
Less than 24 hours after McCain lost the presidential election to Democrat Barack Obama, those close to him apparently wasted no time burning up the phone lines to dish the dirt on Palin, the Alaska governor who portrayed herself as a sensible hockey Mom when she was chosen the Arizona senator's running mate in late August.
If the anonymous McCain insiders are to be believed, Palin, a 44-year-old mother of five, was unaware that Africa was a continent, arguing that South Africa was simply a region of the larger country of Africa.
She also didn't know the three countries that are in the North American Free Trade Agreement, namely Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
A call last week by a Quebec radio prankster pretending to be French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly became a fiery source of tension between the already feuding McCain and Palin camps. An aide to the Alaska governor, Steve Biegun, OK'd the call without discussing it with...

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Another told Newsweek: "Gov. Palin was not directing staffers to put anything on their personal credit cards, and anything that staffers put on their credit cards has been reimbursed, like an expense."

On Wednesday in Phoenix, Palin said: "There is absolutely no diva in me."

Nonetheless, a Republican party lawyer is reportedly heading to Alaska to inventory and retrieve the clothes still in Palin's possession.

The tensions between the two camps reportedly continued even into election night, when Palin met up with McCain at the Biltmore hotel in Phoenix with a concession speech in hand that she wanted to deliver before he took to the podium to address his crestfallen supporters.

Much to her chagrin, she was told by senior McCain aides that such a speech would be inappropriate since vice-presidential nominees do not traditionally speak on election night.

The relationship between Palin and McCain, in fact, had deteriorated in the final days of the campaign to the point that they were seldom talking.

"I think it was a difficult relationship," one top McCain campaign official told the New York Times. "McCain talked to her occasionally."

On Wednesday, Palin disputed suggestions she contributed to McCain's loss, but said she was apologetic if she had.

"I don't think anybody should give Sarah Palin that much credit that I would trump an economic time in this nation that occurred about two months ago," she told CNN. "If I cost John McCain even one vote, I am sorry about that because John McCain, I believe, is the American hero."

Jezuz.... and more is to come in the next few days about her and McCain's blundering (Moreso her)

And both of them hardly talking to one another and pretty much putting distance between each other by the time the election came around?

Could you even imagine if they actually won?

What a nightmare.
 
karrie
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Cannibalism. Gotta love it.
 
Kreskin
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Quote: Originally Posted by PraxiusView Post


Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin greets supporters after returning to Anchorage, Alaska on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008.

CTV.ca | Knives out for Palin: McCain aides tell tales of diva



THEN DON'T BUY IT YOU IDIOT!



Jezuz.... and more is to come in the next few days about her and McCain's blundering (Moreso her)

And both of them hardly talking to one another and pretty much putting distance between each other by the time the election came around?

Could you even imagine if they actually won?

What a nightmare.

I doubt if they were winning there would be any distance between them. Success breeds success.
 
SirJosephPorter
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I think Plain dragged the ticket down. With somebody else McCain probably would have lost anyway. However, it wouldn’t have been a decisive victory, like Obama achieved. If he had picked Romney as the running mate, the race would have been a lot closer.

However, Palin is wildly popular with the far right Republican base. So she will be around for a while, she may even be the Republican nominee in 2012. But while she is popular with the base, the rest of the country does not like her. If economy is better in 2012 than it is today (it can’t possibly be any worse), Obama may win a landslide against Palin.
 
tracy
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The thing I don't get about this is McCain's aides seem to forget who picked her!!! Let's see... who was that again? Right, McCain. So if he made a foolish choice, it just tells me he's foolish.
 
talloola
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Quote: Originally Posted by tracyView Post

The thing I don't get about this is McCain's aides seem to forget who picked her!!! Let's see... who was that again? Right, McCain. So if he made a foolish choice, it just tells me he's foolish.

Yes, he picked her, a tacticle move to offset the 'loss' by Clinton, and the fact that Obama
didn't choose 'her' as his running mate, so McCain decided that all of Clinton's followers, who
wouldn't vote for Obama would vote for the 'woman' he chose.
I know the american people don't 'get it' sometimes, but this time, that silly move by Mccain
totally backfired, and was a big mistake.
She was an embarrassement, and now, so is he, not a presidential decision at all.
 

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