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McCain Criticized For Palin Snub
The Bulletin ^ | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009 | JOE MURRAY

Posted on 04/18/2009 7:57:38 AM PDT by curth

He mishandled her national rollout to the public, botched her relationship with the media and now supporters of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are charging Sen. John McCain with snubbing his former running mate during an interview on NBC’s “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” Monday night.

Mr. McCain is coming under fire for his conspicuous memory lapse when listing the names of Republican governors who could be the next in line to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012. Mrs. Palin did not make the cut.

“We have, I’m happy to say, a lot of voices out there,” Mr. McCain told host Jay Leno before listing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Utah Gov. Jim Huntsman, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. “There are a lot of governors out there who are young and dynamic.”

Recognizing his error, the Arizona senator added, “I’ve left out somebody’s name, and I’m going to hear about it.”

That somebody was Mrs. Palin.

By failing to mention Mrs. Palin’s name, some conservatives say Mr. McCain is fracturing a Republican Party that must start uniting now if it is going to topple Mr. Obama in 2012.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2008; alaska; governor; integrity; mcbama; mccain; mccaintruthfile; mcqueeg; palin; rino; rinoparty
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1 posted on 04/18/2009 7:57:38 AM PDT by curth
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To: curth

mccain sure turned out to be a dud.


2 posted on 04/18/2009 8:02:29 AM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: curth

Term limits.


3 posted on 04/18/2009 8:02:30 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: curth

The only mistake Sarah Palin made during the last election was hooking herself to a looser like McCain.


4 posted on 04/18/2009 8:03:25 AM PDT by Ham Hock
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To: curth
McCain is so busy trying to get back in the good graces of the media after daring to oppose their messiah Zero that he's turned into a joke. When is the GOP going to learn moderates DON'T win elections, never have never will.
5 posted on 04/18/2009 8:03:50 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: curth
Mr. McCain is coming under fire for his conspicuous memory lapse

He did not come across to me as having any memory lapse. His answer came across as 100% deliberate, and it was just awful.

6 posted on 04/18/2009 8:04:04 AM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: curth
Everyone knows that Palin cost McCain the election.

Which just goes to show that what "everyone knows" isn't always so.

7 posted on 04/18/2009 8:06:18 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: curth

If Michael Steele weren’t a good-for-nothing worthless quota hire, then he’d immediately convene the RNC and have McCain expelled from the GOP.


8 posted on 04/18/2009 8:09:06 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: curth

He seems to only be good at stabbing in the back.

Pray for America, Our Troops and Gov Palin


9 posted on 04/18/2009 8:09:16 AM PDT by bray (Join the Rebel Republican Movement!)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

McCain is a cancer, and I am now inclined to believe the rumors about him cooperating with the North Vietnamese during his incarceration in Hanoi.


10 posted on 04/18/2009 8:10:49 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: ken21

We need to relegate John McCain to the trash heap of the party. He has cause more damage to conservative than even he knows. The sooner we shun him the better. BTW that shunning will come when Palin and the rest of us ignore him.


11 posted on 04/18/2009 8:12:02 AM PDT by Pharmer (Palin in 2012! We are so screwed! Go Flyers!)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Primary his A$$ out of his seat next time. He is a RINO~!


12 posted on 04/18/2009 8:13:24 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: 70th Division

Is anyone running against him in the primaries?


13 posted on 04/18/2009 8:15:31 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: curth

That is okay when McCain didn’t mention Palin it was by designed. It also confirmed for me that Palin is “our” nominee if McCain didn’t mention her.


14 posted on 04/18/2009 8:17:06 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: ken21

McCain is the same guy he always was. That is why he lost the election.


15 posted on 04/18/2009 8:17:20 AM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: freespirited

That’s right, it seems like McLame was acknowledging that he was not including her on the short list for 2012 and he would hear about it from the conservatives.

What an idiot.


16 posted on 04/18/2009 8:17:30 AM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: curth

McCain is a large “HAS BEEN” who no longer has any meaning.


17 posted on 04/18/2009 8:21:52 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: curth

Sarah Palin will be remembered positively by most Americans for a long time.

McAinal will become another minor footnote in American History.


18 posted on 04/18/2009 8:22:40 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does 0B0Z0 have any friends, who are not criminals, foreign/domestic terrorists, or tax cheats?)
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To: ken21
mccain sure turned out to be a dud.

As if there was any doubt going in?

19 posted on 04/18/2009 8:22:48 AM PDT by xjcsa (Currently shouting "I told you so" about Michael Steele on my profile page.)
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To: Dick Bachert; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ducdriver; ChrisInAR; AvOrdVet; MaggieCarta; indylindy; ...
*Ping!*
20 posted on 04/18/2009 8:23:15 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: curth
By failing to mention Mrs. Palin’s name, some conservatives say Mr. McCain is fracturing a Republican Party that must start uniting now if it is going to topple Mr. Obama in 2012

“McCain, who screwed up his campaign by not voting against the bailout, can’t mention Sarah’s name on Leno? It hurts the party and it makes him look bad by dissing her a third time,” one blogger wrote. “Maybe it’s a good thing he didn’t become president. His mushiness and fence sitting was quite disconcerting.


21 posted on 04/18/2009 8:25:31 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "The Iron Lady of the North")
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To: curth
Instead making that snotty remark about "forgetting someone", McCain could simply have graciously added her name to his list. Instead, he was pandering to his host and audience at her expense.

He's despicable.

22 posted on 04/18/2009 8:25:55 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: curth

The self-appointed “Loser from Arizona” ought shut up.


23 posted on 04/18/2009 8:26:29 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: curth
Quite honestly verifying why I will never vote for a faux conservative again.

I voted against obama, in fact Palin brought me to the polls........McCain should retire and wander off.........lets hope he takes Lugar with him.

24 posted on 04/18/2009 8:30:22 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: curth

I hope Palin shrugs this off. This is a non-story. Or, more accurately, it’s only a story insofar as it serves to foment discord between Republicans and Conservatives.


25 posted on 04/18/2009 8:31:13 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Ham Hock

The only mistake Sarah Palin made during the last election was hooking herself to a looser like McCain.


Maybe but the flip side if it wasn’t for McCain choosing her to be his running mate then she wouldn’t have gotten the national exposure and most likely would still be a ‘Sarah who’............


26 posted on 04/18/2009 8:35:13 AM PDT by deport
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To: curth

OF COURSE.

WONDERMOUS PALIN IS A THREAT TO THE OLIGARCHY’S SATANIC GOALS.

STOOGE McChurian is not going to give her a crumb of benefit now that her usefulness to play the Evangelical Christian Conservative card is past.


27 posted on 04/18/2009 8:35:50 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: 70th Division

J.D. Hayworth can do it.


28 posted on 04/18/2009 8:44:22 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Quix

I’ve seen two interviews where Mccain seem to have snub Palin. Refuses to back her 100%. Refuses to defend Palin from attacks from the media, EVEN after the election.

Only good thing Mccain could say about Palin is that she could attract a big crowd


29 posted on 04/18/2009 8:46:29 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

Mrs. Palin is the only reason he got my vote and millions of others.


30 posted on 04/18/2009 8:47:59 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: ken21
mccain sure turned out to be a dud.

Most of us who really analyzed the race new that McNut was not going to win. We had hoped that Palin would carry this lame nut case. But McNut has an ego and he held Palin to narrow talking points instead of letting her attack the corrupt RAT machine. Then in the final moments his attack was lame.

Even in the last moments of the campaign, Romney was close but the attack on him hurt our chances. Even if Romney was nominated not sure that Palin would be his VP and without her Romney would not have made it. The King Obama machine was just too corrupt and powerful to let either one have a chance. In the end, we gave McNut as much as we Americans could, but he destroyed himself.

31 posted on 04/18/2009 8:51:34 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: 4rcane

McChurian is headed for a much warmer cell than he ever experienced in Hanoi.

He seems to have no idea about the evil that’s been pulling his strings for so long.

What a disaster of a RINO.


32 posted on 04/18/2009 8:56:42 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: curth

Look at that list again and see who else he left out besides Gov. Palin. McCain failed to mention the name of Gov. Mark Sanford of SC. Now Sanford isn’t exactly Mister Excitement, but he’s more of a player than is Huntsman.

He also didn’t mention Gov. Barbour of MS. Though he isn’t as young as some of the other GOP governors, Barbour is a solid conservative who makes a lot of sense when he speaks.

- JP


33 posted on 04/18/2009 8:59:56 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("An armed society is a polite society" - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: curth

Mclaim is not worth getting all upset about.. so she doesnt / isnt..


34 posted on 04/18/2009 9:06:07 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: curth

It’s interesting to note that Gov. Palin spoke very kindly about McCain at the Right to Life event on Thursday night. She’s a class act, and I doubt very seriously if she pays much attention to this sort of thing. To us who support Palin, McCain and his daughter have become irksome, and annoying, but Palin has bigger fish to fry to let a minnow like McCain upset her.


35 posted on 04/18/2009 9:07:50 AM PDT by euram
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To: euram
Palin spoke very kindly about McCain at the Right to Life event on Thursday night.

In contrast to McCain, she called him "an American hero", he and his family a "class act" and said it was a "privilege of a lifetime" to run with him.

That's the difference between real class and and John McCain.

36 posted on 04/18/2009 9:16:30 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: curth
McCain's lapse was not realizing what a contender Palin would become.
37 posted on 04/18/2009 9:28:59 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: ken21

McCain is a RINO. The GOP is RINO led. Why would anyone be surprised that McBipartisan would dis Palin? Heck, he and and his crowd fears her.

But more importantly, why would a conservative expect the GOP to run anything but RINO candidates? Oh sure, it’ll support a few conservatives to give it cover and lure conservatives to vote for RINO candidates to “keep a demrat out”. But there is really no difference between a RINO a demrat, is there? Disturbingly, from what I’m hearing on Free Republic, there are too many conservatives ready and willing to drink the kool aid-—again.


38 posted on 04/18/2009 9:42:52 AM PDT by dools007
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To: dools007

Isn’t it then more remarkable that he even chose her? For that one ‘lapse in judgment’ we should cut McCain some slack. After all hundreds of threads devoted to SP on FR would never have existed and the traffic on FR would probably be far less than it is now.


39 posted on 04/18/2009 11:07:45 AM PDT by techno
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To: ken21

Reminds me of the Clinton-Gore freeze after Gore would not let Clinton campaign for him. He ended up blaming Clinton for the loss. lol. Thank God Gore did not win. The McCain-Palin freeze is a bit confusing though. I guess each blame each other for the loss.


40 posted on 04/18/2009 11:42:50 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: techno

He did it for one reason and one reason only—he needed a conservative and the fact that she was a woman added to the panache. I’m confident that if McBipartisan had been elected Palin would have been relegated to a closet.

No sir, McCain deserves no slack. And what about the way his staff treated her, no doubt with McCain’s permission, after the election. Mr. McCain has become a despicable person.

Oh, and what about the pathetic campaign he ran. I contributed money to the bum and he didn’t even try. Emailed his campaign and asked for my money back. Needless to say received no response.

I’m gonna say this as clearly as I know how. If RINO candidates like McCain are your kind of people why don’t you vote demrat. That’s what they are anyway.


41 posted on 04/18/2009 12:10:42 PM PDT by dools007
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To: rabscuttle385
Goodness knows, I'll never be accused of being in Gov Palin's "rah-rah" corner, but IMHO she needs to distance and distinguish herself from McQueeg.

This "snub" is probably not a bad thing, all in all...

42 posted on 04/18/2009 2:07:24 PM PDT by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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