Skip to comments.McCain Campaign Considered Not Letting Palin Be Sworn In if They Won (McCain stabs Palin)
Posted on 10/05/2011 6:22:01 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
In 2008, John McCain's campaign team discussed whether they should let Sarah Palin be sworn in as vice-president if they were to win the election, according to campaign staffer Nicolle Wallace. "There certainly were discussions -- not for long because of the arc the campaign took -- but certainly there were discussions about whether, if they were to win, it would be appropriate for her to be sworn in," Wallace tells Time's Claire Suddath. In her new novel, It's Classified, Wallace has a character -- a mentally ill female vice-president -- which she says is based on her experience working with Palin.
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RINO’s are commies in disguise.
If this is, in fact, true it speaks volumes about what kind of person John McCain is at his core. Use the woman to light your campaign on fire and carry you over the finish line, then dump her like last week’s garbage.
I’m sure that would have gone over well.
Other than sn executive order issued minutes after his own inauguration, I cannot find where the president has the authority to deny the swearing in of a duly elected vice president. The VP has constitutional authority quite apart from the President including her role as president if the Senate.
Nicole Wallace = hateful, lying bitch!
How does she think she could stop any elected official from being sworn in to office?!
LOL and replace her with that other chick Lindsey Graham or Lieberman no doubt.
This is pure BS. It’s all a smear by Nicole Wallace. She’s a POS. And I hope Hannity bans her from his show going forward.
After SHE nearly won the election for him before he went and blew it with that stupid decision to suspend his campaign and voting for TARP. Had they actually tried to keep her from being sworn in, there would have been a massive uprising in this country.
It would be amazing that they were even contemplating something like this since SP was the reason the McCain campaign was even close to Obama. His campaign was “dead” until the day he named her as his running mate.
Exactly. Consider the source. Nicole Wallace couldn’t tell the truth about Sarah to save her life.
I'm thinking, 'irrelevant, yet revealing,' describes the import of the piece.
The entire republican establishment needs to be booted out. No qualms about McCain violating his oath of office as Senator (to protect and defend the US Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic) by illegally allowing a forging, perjuring, bribing, treasonous foreign usurper to be inaugurated - as one of the few people whose standing could not be denied by the courts - but these catty b!tches would keep somebody like Palin out of office?
I thought I was incapable of feeling this level of anger and disgust for anybody in the human race.
Not one red cent, and if any of them dares to ask for any support I will tell them where they can go: exactly where their Hellish behavior belongs.
How could they have done that? The president cannot prevent a VP from being sworn in. The VP doesn’t work for the President, this is a common misunderstanding. Actually the VP is a member of the Senate not the Executive.
Sigh! Sarah’s not running, so maybe the MSM will back off their smear campaign against her a little.
Not that I disagree with your view of McCain, but the loathesome, backstabbing human-cockroach here in Nicole Wallace. A truly, truly vile cretin. She did everything from lying to initiating false rumors to the media, undermining the whole McCain-Palin ticket. I have no doubt in my mind whatsoever that she voted for Obama.
Her moral character is just barely above that of your garden-variety child molester.
And by the way, this accusation of hers has pretty much been dispelled as a lie.
Here’s a little secret you won’t find in this article, or anywhere else.
Nicolle Wallace did not want Palin on the ticket. Call it chick envy.
It was Nicolle Wallace who set Palin up with the ambush Katie Couric interview in hopes a bad Palin performance would get her kicked off the ticket. Wallace and Couric were friends and they plotted to set Palin up to fail.
Wallace is the perfect example of the establishment elitists who think they should rule the GOP and can’t stand outsiders from the common folk entering into their little ruling club.
With ... geometric logic ... I was able to prove that she had an extra set of keys to the campaign ward room and was, in fact, the strawberry thief. How could you have a person like that sworn in as vice president?
Believe me, I do consider the source to be a damn liar. I can’t stand Nicole Wallace, period. She does fit in with all the crazy McCains though and they could have thought they could just deny a duly elected candidate being sworn in.
Don’t worry, McCain. The way you stood there and grinned during the debates without defending yourself, you didn’t have a chance of winning.
The McCain people who know this is a lie should sue this lying scum for libel then. If they will tolerate this, then they are no better than she is.
Okay, aside from the fact that it’s tacky, ethically problematic and as a crass political matter really stupid to try to eject one of the candidates you won with...it may actually be legally impossible. I don’t detest anything and everything McCain (although I’ll smack him when I think he needs it), but as much as Wallace disdain Palin’s intelligence and stability, I think they’ve proved they’re pretty much too stupid to breed.
Is it really true that Wallace had a group orgy with most of obama’s campaign team? Wow!
Just the kind of person McCain would hire.
Someone is mentally I’ll and unstable, but it isn’t the former governor of Alaska.
Considering the rat source for this article its veracity is very much in question. Having said that, this is a sad day after Sarah has withdrawn from the field, for this cycle. This country will be hard pressed find another leader of her caliber. Someone who embodies the American character in every particular the way she does. My fear is that by losing her we maybe letting the last vestiges of this great Nation slip away never to return.
Roger your last! (cool Pix)
Nicolle Wallace has to be the most ignorant slut in RINO party history.
Nicole Wallace = hateful, lying bitch!
She sure as hell is!
She never needs to be within smelling distance of another Republican Presidential campaign.
Are you surprised?
But they won't, of course.
Cuz the apples don't fall far from the tree.
I have a really bad feeling about where we’re headed, with Palin not in the race. Maybe Cain will step up to the plate and show the same kind of grit as Palin has shown in fighting corruption. Maybe she’ll be his VP, although what she said sounds like she wouldn’t really be up for that either.
I’m disappointed and scared.
Update: Wallace's colleague on the McCain campaign, Charlie Black, accuses her of just trying to sell her book with "bizarre" claims. He told Politico's Alexander Burns, "No such discussions ever happened and I have confirmed that with Sen. McCain ... In fact, Sen. McCain and most of his senior staff from the campaign admire Sarah Palin and appreciate her contribution to the ticket."
Geez, the lowlife are coming out of the wall.
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE it if Palin did move to Arizona and challenged McCain for his seat. Karma, baby!
John McCain is a despicable gasbag with the mental capacity of a pumpkin. This dolt has done the US a great favor by running the worst presidential campaign against a an unqualified community organizer.
McCain has let the country see first hand what the left wing of the Democratic party has in store for this country and they are outraged. If the legacy candidate had defeated the affirmative action candidate we would be in store a more dire future, if that can be imagined.
Obama and Pelosi have caused a great deal of damage but they are on their way out and they will be erased for a generation or more.
Thank you John McCain you big jackass. Now please shut the hell up.
You just slandered commies.
I pretty much share your contention. Although I don’t begrudge Palin one tiny bit for her decision, due to grim and hellish scenario put before her... there is a lingering sense that evil has pretty much won the day, and has fully descended onto our country. Looking at things from the media to the culture to the national debt, it becomes difficult to argue that the USA has reached a point where it has become entirely unsalvageable.
Amen to that! The sooner he retires the better.
Disgusting. The whole lot of them is disgusting.
This is kind of amusing nonsense. It sounds like Nicolle Wallace was very jealous of Sarah Palin. If anything, it would make more sense to speculate that McCain would yield the job to his sane VP, Sarah Palin.
John McCain did a great job for his country; but he should have resigned years ago; he is a broken man with a disordered mind, IMO.
This article is so much junk. A President would not have that authority after people voted for the pair.
In fairness, she says only that there were “discussions” without saying among whom.
She doesn’t say that John McCain was a part of these discussions. I’d bet the “discussions” about not swearing in Palin were between Nicole Wallace and her intern.
McCain’s poor judgment was in hiring someone like Nicole Wallace.
She’s the one who caused so much trouble during the campaign - the ruckus about Sarah’s wardrobe etc., and I can’t remember what else but she’s trouble! Who on earth would want to read a book written by her?
Some people just can’t stand not making fools of themselves.
I don’t think so. It’s personal to them.
“”McCains poor judgment was in hiring someone like Nicole Wallace.””
This is something that we should all remember in picking our next candidate for president. How “mentally stable” are the people the candidate chooses to advise him? This woman has a problem.
Doesn’t sound as tho’ McCain was able to discern mental stability in his own campaign workers - or in his own family! But then again, how mentally stable is McCain?
Wallace’s book may be fiction but if she’s blabbing about similarities to Sarah in interviews, I would think Sarah has a cause of action against her.