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Traitor Kevin Madden: Responsible for the anonymous attacks aired on FoxNews tonight
Men For Palin Blog ^ | November 5, 2008 | Charilie Fairbanks

Posted on 11/05/2008 7:44:00 PM PST by Charlie Fairbanks

One week prior to the general election, former Romney spokesman Kevin Madden took to the airwaves (on CNN) and defamed Sarah Palin, setting off a media storm over an alleged fight between Team McCain and Team Palin. They were the very early opening salvos in the battle for the party. Fox News expanded on off-the-record anti-Palin comments tonight. Was traitor Kevin Madden for those comments?


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: conservative; kevinmadden; madden; palin; romney; romneyscum; romneyspew; sarah; teamromney; waronsarah
I have never met Kevin Madden. I am sure that he has never heard about this blog, and could care less about whether we support him. We come from different parts of the Republican jungle. He worked as a spokesman for the Mitt Romney campaign during the primaries. Acting as a volunteer, I served as a state coordinator for the Fred Thompson campaign during the primaries.

Another difference: Mr. Madden is a traitor to the Republican Party. He violated Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment by attacking Sarah Palin one week prior to the general election.

According to several reputable blogs (redstate.com, townhall.com, American Spectator and the Atlantic) have reported that on or about October 28, 2008, Mr. Madden - while working for the McCain campaign - stated the following during an appearance on CNN: “Yes. And that’s an indication just how unseasoned Sarah Palin is as a national candidate.” That comment and ones off the record set off a firestorm about Republican infighting.

Fox News reported tonight that there had been several off the record comments in which the source indicated that Governor Palin didn’t know (1) the signatories to NAFTA; and (2) that Africa is a continent, not a country. MFP does not know if Mr. Madden is responsible for the comments. There were several other very personal comments that do not deserve to repeated. Whoever was responsible for these accusations should come forward and defend them because they are absolutely ludicrous. Are we to believe that Sarah Palin, a college educated governor, the daughter of two educators and mother of five, does not know the difference between a continent and a country. Are we to believe that Sarah Palin, a governor of a state with a very long border with Canada, does not know that Canada, Mexico and the US are the three NAFTA signatories?

MFP does not believe that Governor Mitt Romney is responsible for these cowardly attacks. Mitt is an honorable man who worked hard for the McCain-Palin ticket. MFP does not, however, believe that Kevin Madden is a lone gunman. He is part of a crew who will attempt to blame Sarah Palin for yesterday’s defeat. Yes, this is the opening salvo in the next phase in the battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party and MFP will stand against it.

Sarah Palin inspired the Republican base and was personally responsible for the surge of the McCain-Palin campaign after the convention. She reached millions because she is the real Republican deal. Palin is for less government, lower taxes. She is pro-family and pro-Second Amendment. If anyone wants to debate policy and GOP direction, then MFP is ready.

1 posted on 11/05/2008 7:44:00 PM PST by Charlie Fairbanks
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To: Charlie Fairbanks

Romney is old news. Hopefully he’ll just fade away and take this scumbag Madden with him.


2 posted on 11/05/2008 7:46:09 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Charlie Fairbanks

I still want to know what girly man was supposedly offended by seeing her in a bathrobe. I can’t get passed that one.


3 posted on 11/05/2008 7:47:45 PM PST by redk
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To: Charlie Fairbanks
http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/10/precrimination_watch_madden_on.php
4 posted on 11/05/2008 7:49:51 PM PST by Mamzelle (Boycott Peggy Swoonin')
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To: Charlie Fairbanks

The rats leave the sinking ship; but the joke’s on them: this ship won’t sink but the rats will be left to drown.


5 posted on 11/05/2008 7:53:46 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: Charlie Fairbanks

As soon as I heard Cameron speak of this Madden immediately came to mind.


6 posted on 11/05/2008 8:04:14 PM PST by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: Lancey Howard

We cannot stand for this behaivor in our party... We have to be loyal to the party. This kind of back stabbing is one of the reasons we as a party have failed. Give it up to the democrats, they grab on to those talking points and spew them out relentlessly when everybody and their mother, knows it’s a bold face lie. 2010 We take back Congress!


7 posted on 11/05/2008 8:05:09 PM PST by mdunn121
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To: Charlie Fairbanks

I thought I noted negative spin out of the woman who worked with Hume’s panel last night, can’t think of her name and not last night....her husband worked for Mitt. As a Mitt supporter I don’t want to think Mitt was responsible,I do think his supporters would want to try to discredit her for the future. Others also. I never heard of Huck’s people joining the campaign, seems some of Rudy’s folks did.
I got the emails from mymanmitt.com until early September when THEY started cutting down Sarah.
I would believe Sarah before I would believe any of their crap.


8 posted on 11/05/2008 8:06:49 PM PST by libbylu
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To: Mamzelle

Went to the link. Madden sounds like Republican elitist.


9 posted on 11/05/2008 8:07:55 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Charlie Fairbanks

Who / what is MFP?


10 posted on 11/05/2008 8:10:05 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Never argue with an idiot, they always wear you down and beat you with experience)
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To: libbylu
Mitt needs to disavow this and cast the cock roach into the light. Romney, I once supported you, but if you are responsible for hurting Sarah, then shame is on you.

Defend the lady!

11 posted on 11/05/2008 8:10:44 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (NOBAMA - it is for our future)
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To: Charlie Fairbanks
A friend of mine once told the story about his father, who as I recall was sitting with his sons on the back porch. He became bothered by a mosquito. As the story goes, his father got his shotgun, waited for the mosquito to arrange himself where nothing harmful to shoot was on the far side of it, aimed and pulled the trigger.

Then he turned to his son and said, "Shoot one mosquito with a shotgun and the others take notice."

12 posted on 11/05/2008 8:11:04 PM PST by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com - www.etpv.org/whatsnew.html)
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To: Charlie Fairbanks

“Traitor Kevin Madden: Responsible for the anonymous attacks aired on FoxNews tonight”

This is the type of flesh eating bacteria that must be purged from our party.
They are terrified of a Palin.
She doesn’t want to pay homage to their bulls&%t.

I will be supporting Palin and other “outsiders”. The old guard brought us the debacle last night.


13 posted on 11/05/2008 8:11:47 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Flush Obama/Biden in 2008!!!!)
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To: Charlie Fairbanks

Thanks for posting.


14 posted on 11/05/2008 8:12:01 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: mdunn121
"We cannot stand for this behaivor in our party... We have to be loyal to the party"

When was the last time the party was loyal to you? 1988?

15 posted on 11/05/2008 8:13:12 PM PST by americanophile
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To: libbylu

You’re talking about Nina Easton - she has been a poison pill against Sarah from day one. Remember when Palin was first announced? The negative rumors were said to have come from Romney’s camp. I’ll see if I can find a link.


16 posted on 11/05/2008 8:16:10 PM PST by Chickenhawk Warmonger (The Media Lied & Soldiers Died)
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To: Chickenhawk Warmonger

Nothing would suprise me, I can’t stand the woman.


17 posted on 11/05/2008 8:17:39 PM PST by redk
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To: Charlie Fairbanks

Someone please tell me how to get hold of Madden.


18 posted on 11/05/2008 8:18:14 PM PST by brushcop (We remember SSG Harrison Brown, PVT Andrew Simmons B CO 2/69 3ID KIA Iraq OIF IV)
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To: brushcop; All

More important than sounding off to weasel Madden is how do we let every R. organization and every future candidate know that any back-stabbing weasels who attack Governor Palin like this are PERSONA NON GRATA...... find out IF this Madden character is involved in this (but just his quoted comment on CNN about how “unseasoned” his own VP candidate is, made DURING the campaign is bad enough)...... anyone involved in back-stabbing Governor Palin must be blocked from all future employment for any Republicans who want our support.


19 posted on 11/05/2008 8:24:12 PM PST by Enchante (The real "bitter clingers" are on the LEFT -- ranting Obamabots clinging to delusions!!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

The sad part is Sarah Palin got more support from Lynn Forester de Rothschild than she got from many prominent party members.

It is a sad commentary, isn’t it? I have a news flash...they do not hold the patent on intellect. They are no better than a an Alaskan yahoo or a Southern redneck (me). I hope we all take notice of what many of them think of us.


20 posted on 11/05/2008 8:29:49 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights (Stand Up Chuck!)
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To: redk

I found this little nugget over at RedState. Guess who else was on the Romney bandwagon??? None other than Sarah-basher Kathleen Parker.. It’s all starting to make sense now...

http://www.redstate.com/diaries/redstate/2008/oct/28/on-the-romneybot-attacks-against-sarah-palin/

In fact, I heard that one of the biggest pushers of anti-Palin stories, including encouraging reporters to pursue the “Trooper-gate” story was Romney spokesman Kevin Madden.
I did not blog on it at the time because I perceived it to be people trying to finish off Romney. It likewise seemed clear to me that if this was going on, it was people loyal to Romney who were still hoping for his come back and not Romney himself.

These days it is hard to miss Kathleen Parker’s savage attacks on Sarah Palin. She, along with several others listed here attacking Sarah Palin were also some of the first pundits in bed with the Romney campaign in 2007/8.


21 posted on 11/05/2008 8:40:01 PM PST by Chickenhawk Warmonger (The Media Lied & Soldiers Died)
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To: Chickenhawk Warmonger

Yes, old age moment, that is her. She was quite catty a couple of times that I caught. I have stopped watching most all of FNC now.


22 posted on 11/05/2008 8:53:40 PM PST by libbylu
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To: libbylu

I have turned off Fox News ever since Shepherd Smith went ballistic with Joe the Plumber. Another koolaid drinker joins the obamamedia.


23 posted on 11/05/2008 8:57:42 PM PST by Chickenhawk Warmonger (The Media Lied & Soldiers Died)
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To: Chickenhawk Warmonger

What did Shep Smith do to Joe the Plumber?


24 posted on 11/05/2008 9:03:47 PM PST by nutmeg (Don't blame me... I voted for McCain/Palin)
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To: nutmeg

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/28/shep-smith-grills-joe-the-plumber-why-is-a-vote-for-obama-a-vote-for-the-death-of-israel/


25 posted on 11/05/2008 9:28:00 PM PST by Chickenhawk Warmonger (The Media Lied & Soldiers Died)
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To: Charlie Fairbanks

If no one from the McCain campaign steps up to own these smears of Gov Palin, then I would find a full list of campaign staffers, and make sure I never help or vote for a candidate that hires one of these aides. I believe RedState is starting a “leper” list if individuals can be identified. If these anonymous “aides” think they can hide in the chummy group, then the group needs to be exposed. This is so maddening!


26 posted on 11/06/2008 12:32:42 AM PST by papersonusa
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To: redk

And I wonder how the guy who was offended by the guv in a bathrobe voted on Prop 8...


27 posted on 11/06/2008 4:13:54 AM PST by Charlie Fairbanks
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

MFP=Men for Palin. We are a group of Republicans who formed a coalition to support her bid for Veep and to support a blog (www.menforpalin.com). We plan to continue into the “Obama Era”, and would like to have partners and associates in all 50 states, the territories and the District of Columbia. Join today!


28 posted on 11/06/2008 4:13:55 AM PST by Charlie Fairbanks
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To: Charlie Fairbanks

Count me in.


29 posted on 11/06/2008 4:58:00 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Never argue with an idiot, they always wear you down and beat you with experience)
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To: Lancey Howard

The future of the GOP needs to be younger i.e. Palin, and the Gov. of LA. Bobby Jindal. The party needs to run back to conservatism. I hope they don’t think the future is being moderate to liberal, or we’ll continue to lose.


30 posted on 11/06/2008 8:20:06 AM PST by kdemar
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To: kdemar

Palin and Jindal are the future. Romney got blocked by Huckabee and McCain teaming up against him. I don’t think Romney can come back in four years while being out of elected office the entire time.


31 posted on 11/06/2008 10:56:52 AM PST by marcbold (kevorkian, death)
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To: Chickenhawk Warmonger
The negative rumors were said to have come from Romney’s camp.

I love the irony of it. Now we have rumors being spread about who spread rumors.

32 posted on 11/06/2008 4:41:27 PM PST by curiosity
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To: brushcop

First you grab him by the onions, then you pull him in close......


33 posted on 11/06/2008 4:57:40 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: curiosity
Don't forget to see something a bit more credible:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2121034/posts?page=16#16
Nicole's Knifework (David Frum Identifies the anti-Palin Leaker)

34 posted on 11/06/2008 6:12:28 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate
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To: Chickenhawk Warmonger
Regarding your guilt by association campaign:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2127085/posts?page=197#197

35 posted on 11/06/2008 6:15:56 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate
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To: redgirlinabluestate

hey just posting links - got a problem with it go to the source. did you post this to everyone that mentioned romney’s ex campaign workers?


36 posted on 11/06/2008 6:22:16 PM PST by Chickenhawk Warmonger (The Media Lied & Soldiers Died)
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To: Chickenhawk Warmonger

Not just Kathleen Parker, but Peggy Noon, David Frum, Charles Krauthammer (have you read his latest anti-Palin article)... and more.


37 posted on 11/06/2008 7:15:10 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Chickenhawk Warmonger
Kevin Madden quit working for Romney when he dropped out at CPAC. He works for a DEM company in D.C. now. The argument that he speaks for Romney is akin to the Libs argument that Cheney is still controlling Haliburton.

Kathleen Parker is a journalist and never worked for Romney. Romney doesn't need to go play thought police to every pundit.

Michell Malkin was on Fox this morning naming McCain aides. The "Romney rumors" turned out Nicolle Wallace a former Bush aide who works for CBS and others not Romney. But the MSM is playing it for all its worth. They can kill two birds with one stone with the lies about Romney. It serves to keep the Palin isn;t qualified lie in hte news and it serves to keep the Romney stabbed her in the back lie in the news. What is unfortunate is how many FReepers are feeding in to the Orwellian liberal lies.

We need both Palin and Romney (and many others) for the future of conservatism and the GOP. The reddest of the red states voted for Romney in the primaries and Palin in Nov. (Alsaka, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, etc.) The MSM is trying to take them both out now.

38 posted on 11/07/2008 8:08:04 AM PST by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: Rameumptom
...the Libs argument that Cheney is still controlling Haliburton.

I just tell libs that's impossible because the real Dick Cheney died 7 years ago and what they're looking at is really a 1998 model Haliburton clone.

Cordially,

39 posted on 11/07/2008 8:18:05 AM PST by Diamond ( </Obama>)
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To: Charlie Fairbanks
I support Kevin Madden 100%. To me he became one of my conservative heroes during this campaign. Allways stayed on message when liberals would try their bait and switch tactics. He is very intelligent and always offered greater insight into the lies the liberal media and politicians would try to spread. I am honestly shocked that any conservative would throw this valuable conservative resource under the bus. Sarah Palin is finished and so is John McCain. I voted for their ticket but but John McCain was barely a conservative and while I love Sarah Palin I could never quit imagine a scenario where I would be comfortable with her as president.
So its time to finally rid ourselves of the liberal bush/mccain side of our party and rebuild.And I don't see Sarah Palin having a future in the party except for in Alaska politics. So whats the problem? Kevin Madden by the way has a much needed future in the party.
40 posted on 11/07/2008 9:35:12 AM PST by americanzion
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To: mdunn121
Exactly. This is traitorous.

Romney needs to be branded with this.

41 posted on 11/07/2008 9:50:55 AM PST by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: Charlie Fairbanks

Thanks for posting.


42 posted on 11/07/2008 9:57:33 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: FreeAtlanta; All
Lets posit which is most probable.
A McCain loyalist sold Palin down a river or a Romney loyalist sold Palin down the river?

When it was apparent that Romney would lose the nomination to McCain, he bows out gracefully and then throws his support 100% behind the Republican nominee. Campaigns across the nation and on TV for McCain.

McCain, who's built his entire “Maverick” image by repeatedly abandoning conservative positions and pushing democrat legislation. McCain has repeatedly bad mouthed Republicans over anything and everything. McCain NEVER, NOT ONCE, will say anything bad about a democrat, not matter how despicable the behavior of the democrat.

Yea, it must have been a Romney loyalist, not a McCainiac.

43 posted on 11/10/2008 2:20:35 PM PST by Diplomat (Both candidates were Manchurian.)
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To: All

He’s back.


44 posted on 07/06/2012 5:36:18 PM PDT by jimbo123
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