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McCain Campaign Considered Not Letting Palin Be Sworn In if They Won (McCain stabs Palin)
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/10/mccain-campaign-considered-not-letting-palin-be-sworn-if-they-won/43370/ ^ | 2011-10-05 | Elspeth Reeve

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...


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1 posted on 10/05/2011 6:22:08 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

RINO’s are commies in disguise.


2 posted on 10/05/2011 6:26:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


3 posted on 10/05/2011 6:26:26 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


4 posted on 10/05/2011 6:27:17 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: rabscuttle385

Nicole Wallace = hateful, lying bitch!

How does she think she could stop any elected official from being sworn in to office?!


5 posted on 10/05/2011 6:27:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: rabscuttle385

LOL and replace her with that other chick Lindsey Graham or Lieberman no doubt.


6 posted on 10/05/2011 6:27:45 PM PDT by Taking Congress back in 2010
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


7 posted on 10/05/2011 6:28:30 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


8 posted on 10/05/2011 6:28:40 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: rabscuttle385

Wake Up FReepers! This is some low life, low level campaign staffer passing off this BS to try to flack her own book.

It's all BS!


9 posted on 10/05/2011 6:29:03 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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To: kcvl

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.


10 posted on 10/05/2011 6:29:30 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: kcvl; rabscuttle385

Exactly. Consider the source. Nicole Wallace couldn’t tell the truth about Sarah to save her life.


11 posted on 10/05/2011 6:30:04 PM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Ha! The Atlantic boldly put this out whilst fully ignorant of Palin's latest move.

I'm thinking, 'irrelevant, yet revealing,' describes the import of the piece.

12 posted on 10/05/2011 6:31:05 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Related thread:

If McCain had won, team discussed dumping Palin (Top McCain '08 adviser Charlie Black: Not true)

13 posted on 10/05/2011 6:31:26 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: rabscuttle385

FUJM


14 posted on 10/05/2011 6:31:42 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


15 posted on 10/05/2011 6:32:02 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 6:32:30 PM PDT by Perdogg (I would vote for Pawnstar Chumlee, before I would vote for 0bama)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sigh! Sarah’s not running, so maybe the MSM will back off their smear campaign against her a little.


17 posted on 10/05/2011 6:32:38 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (HEY UNION MEMBER: INVEST IN YOUR OWN DAMN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A CHANGE!)
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To: MNGal

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.


18 posted on 10/05/2011 6:33:46 PM PDT by greene66
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 6:33:46 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: rabscuttle385

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?

20 posted on 10/05/2011 6:34:28 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: edge10

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.


21 posted on 10/05/2011 6:34:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


22 posted on 10/05/2011 6:34:48 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Taking Congress back in 2010

LOL Exactly!


23 posted on 10/05/2011 6:35:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: oldbill

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.


24 posted on 10/05/2011 6:36:17 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


25 posted on 10/05/2011 6:36:48 PM PDT by RichInOC (TBA 2012.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Is it really true that Wallace had a group orgy with most of obama’s campaign team? Wow!


26 posted on 10/05/2011 6:37:38 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: nhwingut
This is pure BS. It’s all a smear by Nicole Wallace. She’s a POS.

Just the kind of person McCain would hire.

27 posted on 10/05/2011 6:37:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Someone is mentally I’ll and unstable, but it isn’t the former governor of Alaska.


28 posted on 10/05/2011 6:39:28 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


29 posted on 10/05/2011 6:39:28 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Roger your last! (cool Pix)


30 posted on 10/05/2011 6:41:37 PM PDT by mongo141
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To: rabscuttle385

Nicolle Wallace has to be the most ignorant slut in RINO party history.


31 posted on 10/05/2011 6:42:39 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: kcvl
Nicole Wallace = hateful, lying bitch!

Nicole Wallace = hateful, lying bitch!

She sure as hell is!

She never needs to be within smelling distance of another Republican Presidential campaign.

32 posted on 10/05/2011 6:42:42 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: MNGal

Are you surprised?


33 posted on 10/05/2011 6:43:06 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: butterdezillion
The McCain people who know this is a lie should sue this lying scum for libel then.

But they won't, of course.

Cuz the apples don't fall far from the tree.

34 posted on 10/05/2011 6:43:12 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Calusa

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.


35 posted on 10/05/2011 6:43:56 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: All
Punk'd

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."

36 posted on 10/05/2011 6:44:11 PM PDT by The Sparrow
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To: rabscuttle385

Geez, the lowlife are coming out of the wall.


37 posted on 10/05/2011 6:44:33 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

Ill.


38 posted on 10/05/2011 6:44:33 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: nhwingut

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE it if Palin did move to Arizona and challenged McCain for his seat. Karma, baby!


39 posted on 10/05/2011 6:44:42 PM PDT by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: TigersEye

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.


40 posted on 10/05/2011 6:45:23 PM PDT by nj patriot (How is that hope and change working out?)
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To: GeronL
RINO’s are commies in disguise.

You just slandered commies.

41 posted on 10/05/2011 6:46:02 PM PDT by choirboy
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To: Calusa

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.


42 posted on 10/05/2011 6:46:32 PM PDT by greene66
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To: nj patriot

Amen to that! The sooner he retires the better.


43 posted on 10/05/2011 6:47:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: workerbee

Disgusting. The whole lot of them is disgusting.


44 posted on 10/05/2011 6:48:00 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: 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.

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.

45 posted on 10/05/2011 6:49:51 PM PDT by olezip
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To: MNGal

This article is so much junk. A President would not have that authority after people voted for the pair.


46 posted on 10/05/2011 6:50:33 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


47 posted on 10/05/2011 6:52:46 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (Cain you hear us NOW?)
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To: kcvl

“”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.


48 posted on 10/05/2011 6:52:55 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: JusPasenThru

I don’t think so. It’s personal to them.


49 posted on 10/05/2011 6:59:49 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Meet the New Boss

“”McCain’s 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.


50 posted on 10/05/2011 7:01:13 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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