Skip to comments.Back Stab: Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff
Posted on 03/10/2012 9:40:07 PM PST by Steelfish
Back Stab Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff. MAR 19, 2012, VOL. 17, NO. 26 BY JOHN PODHORETZ
Nicolle Wallace was the onetime consultant to CBS News and media aide to George W. Bush who was assigned to work with Sarah Palin after the Alaska governor was chosen as John McCains running mate. It was Wallace who assured the McCain campaign that her dear friend Katie Couric, a committed liberal with a history of interviewing Republicans and conservatives in a quietly nasty way, was the right journalist to conduct a major early interview with the extremely conservative vice-presidential nominee.
Palin has only herself to blame for how horribly she came off, but as she was the most hotly sought-after interview in the world at the time, the McCain campaign could have picked and chosen and been cleverly calculating about which journalist would win the prize. Wallace was responsible for one of the great blunders in political advance work of modern media history.
Now, imagine youre making a movie about the Palin story, one that demonstrates a modicum of sympathy for Sarah Palins excoriation at the hands of the media. (I know, Im talking crazy, but go with me here.) In such a movie, Nicolle Wallaces catastrophic guidance could have been portrayed in several ways. It could have been played as a simple goof, a wrongheaded political calculation. Or as an example of a kind of golly-gee naïveté, with Wallace being snowed by a seductive Couric. Or as a careerist move killing two birds with one stone, with Wallace seeking to stay in the good graces of her former colleague Couric despite several years of working for Republicans.
Needless to say, that is not how Nicolle Wallace is portrayed in Game Change, ...
(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...
We should have some photos of Nicole—a better way to recognize this Mean Girl.
Wallace and Schmidt....in their own words.
notice that the GOP-E has said nothing (except McCain) about this hit piece movie? Hmmmmm.
According to Jake Tapper (ABC News) top aides from the Romney and Santorum camps were at the VIP premier of the movie. Schmucks!!!!
Goes stoopid very quickly.
Makes her out to be a blonde in disguise and over exuberant dweeb.
Not at all how she actually comes across.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
I guess we can always count on the Establishment, supporting the establishment.
Not a surprise, since Santorum endorsed Romney in 2008, but now says he’s not a true Conservative, but he was Conservative enough in 2008 to get his full support. As far as Wallace goes, I read on twitter a few days ago that she said to some buffoon on MSDNC that she did NOT vote for McCain in 2008, WOW Im stunned..stunned I tell ya/sarc
I wouldnt be surprised if McCain voted for Obama too
Which is why I won't be voting for the GOP candidate for president this fall other than Newt or Sarah. The GOP-E(vil) CBC lost my support with their behavior the past two elections.
Yep, you’re right on all counts.
Sarah never had any use for Wallace and knew from the start she was a traitor, but she wasn’t given a choice.
And brilliant too!
God always bless and protect her and her precious family.
McCain was a total dumb ass to ever allow Schmidt and Wallace to be on his campaign staff. They were Romney people, of course they wanted Romney to be VP, the second he was not chosen, they decided to sabotage the campaign, which wasn’t hard to do, since McCain himself didn’t even try to win..as far as I’m concerned, John McCain caused Sarah Palin to lose the election. Could have given a rats butt about McCain becoming President, I wanted Sarah Palin in the White House
This movie is stoopid beyond belief.
They are giving absolution to Juan McCain and making her out to be manic and uninvolved, not even curious.
McCain is an idiot, like all moderates. He puts a premium on “getting along.”
Recall that he really believed he was the media darling?
I still laugh at his stupidity.
Sarah belongs in the White House as our president.
I pray for her without failure every day.
I know you do too.
Yup, McCain and his *staff* lost the election and Sarah tried to win it, that is an excellent way to look at it.
Precisely. Still trying to destroy her. I detest every damn last one of them. Despite all, she prevails. Keep praying.
Yeah I remember that, McCain was like “The media loves me, they really really love me” stupid ass..he actually believed it too..I dont even think Romney is that dumb, or maybe he is LOL. Mark Levin was right when he said a few days ago “Name me one moderate Republican who ever won.” He’s right, how many times will the GOP keep on nominating moderates, for what, democrats will NEVER vote for a Republican..so why are they falling into this trap again..and again..and again.
Sarah does belong in the White House for sure..that is why I think if Newt were to become President, he would make her Energy Secretary, she would be perfect for that role, and could use it on her resume when she runs for President in 2016, Newt would pass the torch to her.
Ive said it before and I will say it again, John McCain did NOT want to become President..if he wanted to he would have given a better effort then his lame half ass effort(I dont even think he used half his ass!) the second he said “You don’t have to fear an Obama Presidency” that is when I knew the election was over.
Were Newt to win the nomination, I think he would offer her any role she wanted,.... and once he won I think he would offer her any cabinet position she wanted: Energy, State, whatever...lol. She would campaign her heart out for him. I hope she goes to Texas to campaign for him alongside of Governor Perry. That would be the time for her to make her move on the cmapaign trail, IMHO.
McCain will always be an ass. His endorsement of Romney sealed it. I’m through with everyone who endorsed Romney and I’ve kept a list. They’re all cheap sell-outs who want to advance their GOP establishment careers. No guts, no glory, so GTH and take the GOP-E with ya!
I might add, that I am very impressed and will always remember the two patriot, former rivals who endorsed Newt: Governor Perry and Herman Cain. Those two will always have my support in all their future endeavors.
You’re right Cuda.
Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead!
It’s an hour later than you think.
Good night and God bless you!
I really didn't need any more reason to despise Romney and his Reptiles, but the gifts just keep piling up.
I will never vote for that communist POS, or for any candidate pushed by his reptilian supporters. May all of them burn in Hell.
McCain will always be a chicken, afraid to go after Obama..I’ll never forget it, when Sarah was doing some campaign rallies, I forgot where at the time, I think it was PA, it was during the time the Rashid Khalidi tapes were being talked about, how the LA Times refused to release them. I called one of the McCain campaign headquarters in the area and told them to tell Sarah to talk about the tape, that if she spoke about it people would listen since the media followed her everywhere..and the lady said she would pass along the message, so then I hear that Sarah did in fact mention the tape in one of her campaign events..but then she didn’t mention it again and I called back, asking “What happened, how come she stopped talking about the tape?” and the lady said that the campaign had notified her that they would not be playing “Dirty politics” and would no longer be mentioning the tape..just imagine being Sarah Palin, trying to win, trying to Vet Obama, meanwhile the morons around her either don’t want to win or are too damn scared to even try.
When I hear Romney refer to his supporters as his “Friends” I just smack my hand on my head and say “Oh hell no not this crap again!”
Thanks for letting me know about setting the clock ahead one hour..WOOO HOOO another hour of sleep!!
Am not sure if I’m on your Newt ping list so in case I’m not, please add me :-)
FOJM. You self serving SOB.
Huh? I dont understand what that means
Forget off Juam McCain.
Uhh, setting the clock ahead one hour (Spring forward) means you LOSE an hour of sleep!
Anyone who wants to read more about the couric interview, read Sarah's book, and get her side of the story.
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh LOL for a second I thought I had said something that offended you..scared me there for a min LOL
It was obvious
Ohhhhhhh damn whoops, my mistake. We are losing an hour of sleep, Ok I feel silly now
I have kept the list too.
Thanks onyx. Sarah remains grounded n reality.
Schmidt and Wallace ran the worst campaign in US history. If what you say that they were Romney people, then we have an inside job at work. I suspect they did it to insure that McCain lost and set up 2012 for Romney. They knew that if McCain were elected, he would get a 2nd term and keep Romney from the White House for eight years. They tried to use Sarah Palin to drag down the campaign. They tossed her into the interviews, hoping the networks would tear her down enough to hurt the campaign. If anything, that tactic did not work as well as the Saturday Night Live lie. I knew the fix was in when the McCain team did not counter the Saturday Night Live smear job.
I think McCain was so caught up with Sarah Palin, that he did not watch his campaign close enough to figure out his campaign was being sabotaged. It shows what an inept president he would have been.
I think McCain was jealous of Palin’s success..he didn’t think she would bring in the huge crowds that she ended up drawing. He thought he could use her as his puppet, but she turned out to be a very powerful voice and attracted HUGE crowds and McCain was jealous, jealous that people would only come to his rallies to see her, jealous that instead chanting his name they would chant hers. From what I have read Nicolle Wallace’s husband is now working on Romney’s campaign(Surprise Surprise!) Its like the saying goes “If I can’t have you no one can” as far as Wallace and Schmidt were concerned, if Romney couldn’t be VP, then neither was Sarah, that simple. All Wallace and Schmidt are doing now is trying to deflect attention away from what a horrible campaign they ran and blame everything on Sarah Palin, please, if it weren’t for Sarah Palin I would have stayed home, McCain was such an utter bore, it was like pulling teeth with him to say anything of substance, it was always the same boring speech, Sarah Palin energized that campaign, gave it life, I actually contributed to a campaign, first time in my life, when her name was announced..but instead of wanting to win, McCain’s cronies decided to blow the election so that Romney would have a chance in 2012 to become the nominee
You! offend me? Nevuh! love your posts.
Their work with Game Change I believe is the coverup to shift the blame to Sarah. Don't forget John Heillman and Mark Halperin who wrote Game Change. Heillman is a gay operative and Halperin is said to be in the closet. These misogynists truly have an agenda. It is interesting that Tom Hanks produced the project, which reveals the coalition of individuals involved with Game Change. Something definitely is rotten in the state of . . . America.
The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.
Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
I’ve been thinking alot about this. I am not a Romney fan. I agree with everything that has been said about him. However, if he and his team are really as nasty as we all think, maybe they are the right people to take out Obama. Are they willing to play as dirty as the Obama campaign surely will? Are they willing to go all in to win? McCain sure wasn’t.
If they are and do, then we get the Obama II we believe him to be - so whats the benefit?
With aides like this, in the Bush White house - aides that think religon is a problem, do you have any doubt why GWB had a 28% approval at the end of his term.
“Name me one moderate Republican who ever won.
uhhh, Bush 41.
and Bush 43.
Unless you count them as conservatives?
And if the Romney-backing Bush dynasty is conservative, then is the definition of “conservative” that excludes Santorum and Romney?
This is the second combat tour for Track Palin.
The Bush Crime Family did have the tool D-bag Frum as a speech writer. That’s a clue to what these Moderate R’s are about, never forget the Republican Party is the reconstituted Whigs that gave the country the ‘Reconstruction’ after managing to get 500,000 citizens killed and tried to pass ‘Amnesty’. We need something better than this!
I tried to watch this last night. Julianne Moore was just AWFUL and I do mean AWFUL as was Ed Harris! I had to turn it OFF! I knew it was going to be a hit piece and I know Hollywood HATES Sarah but why such bad acting? Maybe these two were always bad...I don’t watch movies much!!
Is it just me or do Moore’s cheekbones/mouth look man made?
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