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McCain camp trying to scapegoat Palin
Yahoo News ^ | 10/30/08 | Roer Simon

Posted on 10/30/2008 7:17:48 AM PDT by Roberts

John McCain's campaign is looking for a scapegoat. It is looking for someone to blame if McCain loses on Tuesday.

And it has decided on Sarah Palin.

In recent days, a McCain “adviser” told Dana Bash of CNN: “She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone.”

Imagine not taking advice from the geniuses at the McCain campaign. What could Palin be thinking?

Also, a “top McCain adviser” told Mike Allen of Politico that Palin is “a whack job.”

Maybe she is. But who chose to put this “whack job” on the ticket? Wasn’t it John McCain? And wasn’t it his first presidential-level decision?

And if you are a 72-year-old presidential candidate, wouldn’t you expect that your running mate’s fitness for high office would come under a little extra scrutiny? And, therefore, wouldn’t you make your selection with care? (To say nothing about caring about the future of the nation?)

McCain didn’t seem to care that much. McCain admitted recently on national TV that he “didn’t know her well at all” before he chose Palin.

But why not? Why didn’t he get to know her better before he made his choice?

It’s not like he was rushed. McCain wrapped up the Republican nomination in early March. He didn’t announce his choice for a running mate until late August.

Wasn’t that enough time for McCain to get to know Palin? Wasn’t that enough time for his crackerjack “vetters” to investigate Palin’s strengths and weaknesses, check through records and published accounts, talk to a few people, and learn that she was not only a diva but a whack job diva?

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; anonomoussources; bias; bogus; divideandconquer; icallbs; incanforobama; leftkook; mccain; mediabias; medialies; moonbat; oppolitico; palin; zot
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"Imagine not taking advice from the geniuses at the McCain campaign. What could Palin be thinking?"

Great line.

1 posted on 10/30/2008 7:17:49 AM PDT by Roberts
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To: Roberts

So does this mean when they win, Gov Palin is on top?


2 posted on 10/30/2008 7:18:41 AM PDT by Tarpon (Barack Obama will ban all the guns he has the votes for ...)
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To: Roberts

Roger Simon is a leftist tool from Politico.


3 posted on 10/30/2008 7:19:26 AM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: Roberts

I doubt McCain himself is, probably typical whiners are - that, or the media is completely making this up.

If it weren’t for Palin, McCain would be down by 20% as many Conservatives couldn’t hold their nose for McCain (unless he chose Cantor or Jindall- neither could do for the campaign what Palin did).


4 posted on 10/30/2008 7:19:26 AM PDT by mnehring (We Are Joe!)
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To: Roberts
Imagine not taking advice from the geniuses at the McCain campaign. What could Palin be thinking?

ROTFLMAO Apparently they did not like her going out and getting Elizabeth Hasselback.

5 posted on 10/30/2008 7:20:13 AM PDT by icwhatudo (PALIN VID=========>>>>>http://www.overstream.net/view.php?oid=n1ronxelmtin<++++++++)
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To: Tarpon

Works for me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPywKOTQZig


6 posted on 10/30/2008 7:20:32 AM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: Roberts

This guy has been an Obama talking parrot for months now. Ignore.


7 posted on 10/30/2008 7:20:32 AM PDT by Moorka
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To: Roberts

Gov. Palin is the one and only reason McCain is still in the running.


8 posted on 10/30/2008 7:20:35 AM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: Roberts

Yahoo......nuff said....


9 posted on 10/30/2008 7:20:48 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Roberts; Squantos; Travis McGee; Noumenon; Eaker; Grampa Dave
This sounds like a steaming pile of fresh Bravo Sierra to me.

When I hear this stuff I know the DNC, MSM, and Obama camp are getting desperate.





YES TO MCCAIN-PALIN '08 FOR AMERICA





SARAH PALIN DRAWING HUGE CROWDS ALL ACROSS AMERICA







http://www.jeffhead.com/joeplumber.htm


10 posted on 10/30/2008 7:21:07 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Roberts

I can’t wait for the Election to be over. Then we can get back to the standard leftist agitprop.


11 posted on 10/30/2008 7:21:07 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Roberts

all these liberal media’s now are trying to divide and conquer

come up with the crap stories about all of this to make it look like we’re in disarray while the cool messiah is in control

no mention of his familiy living in slums in Boston and Kenya
why not mention the illegal money he has, why no mention of the birth certificate
why no mention of his being a radical anti semitic plus racist and sexist

no they mention this crap

n o wonder I never read any of these media lots anymore


12 posted on 10/30/2008 7:21:08 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Roberts

I knew this was Politico as soon as I saw the headline.


13 posted on 10/30/2008 7:22:23 AM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Roberts
I bet the sour grapes are coming from ex-W losers. Ex-W anything should not be in McCain's campaign. Even as water boys.
14 posted on 10/30/2008 7:22:46 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: Roberts
Let me just assure the McCain campaign that if it were not for Palin, you would be no....where close! Wake up you dummies!
15 posted on 10/30/2008 7:22:58 AM PDT by parthian shot
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To: Roberts

Right. If only we had someone really exciting like Tim Pawlenty or Tom Ridge instead, McCain would be running away with this election!


16 posted on 10/30/2008 7:23:03 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Guns don't kill people, criminals and the governments that create them do.)
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To: Roberts

This columnist criticizes the McCain campaign for the two things that have raised his poll numbers the most—Palin and Joe the Plumber. Use him as a negative barometer.


17 posted on 10/30/2008 7:23:04 AM PDT by MIDad23
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To: KingSnorky

The way a big grin comes across McCain’s face every time Palin speaks, I think he has absolutely no regrets in his choice.


18 posted on 10/30/2008 7:23:13 AM PDT by mnehring (We Are Joe!)
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To: Moorka

exactly
this is about the 5th time already today where I have read a crap biased link making us look in disarray

this is the media’s tactic now for the final days, make us look hopeless and useless while ignoring all the obama illegal money

why anyone reads this garbage is beyond me anyway

just ban them all, LA times, NY times, MSNBC,NBC

infact I am amazed that some on here still watch those two channels

why?????????

just ban them, it’s not like they are telling the news


19 posted on 10/30/2008 7:23:39 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: illiac

We should all get our news from a search engine.

I personally get mine from Webcrawler. /s


20 posted on 10/30/2008 7:23:48 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Roberts

This is all about the media continuing to try to destroy Governor Palin to take her out so that she’s a non-factor in 2012 if we don’t win this year. It isn’t going to work. They still fear Sarah more than anyone.


21 posted on 10/30/2008 7:23:57 AM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: Roberts

Roger Simon is the Chief Political Columnist of politico.com


22 posted on 10/30/2008 7:24:00 AM PDT by ansel12 ( When a conservative pundit mocks Wasilla, he's mocking conservatism as it's actually lived.)
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To: MIDad23

Where/how do these people make up this stuff?


23 posted on 10/30/2008 7:24:05 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Roberts

The gop is in bizzaro world these days. Palin as the nominee would win in a walk.


24 posted on 10/30/2008 7:24:50 AM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: 1rudeboy

Yeah, and if Obama wins, FR will be super busy for the next 4 yrs and we can all tell each other what’s going to happen.


25 posted on 10/30/2008 7:24:52 AM PDT by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: Roberts

so its a Yahoo AP deal...so just ignore it.

if it is true that they are not happy with her, higher ups in the McCain campain would NOT be telling the dooooosh bags over at Yahoo/AP and other Drive-bys, the family business.

this is a BS story.


26 posted on 10/30/2008 7:25:16 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Roberts
If McCain loses, I'm going to blame:
27 posted on 10/30/2008 7:25:18 AM PDT by DannyTN (`)
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To: Roberts

Yet another hit piece using unnamed sources to describe tension in the McCain camp just before the election.


28 posted on 10/30/2008 7:25:30 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Jeff Head

“When I hear this stuff I know the DNC, MSM, and Obama camp are getting desperate.”

I have to agree with you 100%. Now B. Hussein Obama and his liberal MSM pals are shouting that ‘Pubs will be in his cabinet. I think they are looking at REAL polls and getting desperate.


29 posted on 10/30/2008 7:25:33 AM PDT by bigcat32
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To: Roberts

I didn’t believe this three days ago when I read it, and I don’t believe it now.


30 posted on 10/30/2008 7:25:46 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: Roberts

Goats are rambunctious distracted animals. It figures that the goats of satan would want to see the lambs sacrificed instead.


31 posted on 10/30/2008 7:25:57 AM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Roberts

McCain campaign, don’t you DARE try to blame it on Palin. If it weren’t for her, you would be 15 points down. She brought life back into a stale party.

Your poor choices of what to say and do are the real problem.


32 posted on 10/30/2008 7:26:22 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: manc

The media cover up and coronation of Obamae is paralled in history only by Leni Riefenstahl’s “Triumph of the Will” Last night was “Triumph of the Hope”

Only it will not work imo.


33 posted on 10/30/2008 7:26:27 AM PDT by ground_fog
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To: cdga5for4

MSM = "Mindless Socialist Media"


34 posted on 10/30/2008 7:26:36 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Roberts

This story and the API nonsense wins most posted garbage award.


35 posted on 10/30/2008 7:26:48 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: mnehrling

Palin is throwing buckets of water out of the lifeboat as fast as she can, while McCain’s advisors are drilling holes in the bottom, in hopes the seawater will drain out that way. What a bunch of tools who couldn’t “Cowboy Up” if their life depended on it.


36 posted on 10/30/2008 7:26:58 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Roberts

This is a crock of BS!


37 posted on 10/30/2008 7:27:04 AM PDT by Cricket24 (VOTE McCain/Palin!! Save the USA!)
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To: Roberts

Without Palin they would have already planted McCain’s tombstone!


38 posted on 10/30/2008 7:27:31 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: bigcat32
Agreed...expecially after his absolutely abysmal info-mercial last night.

I held down the bile and watched that and...what a downer, what a pathetically negative view of these United States.

Everything negative and of course he is the "one" who will come in and fix it all for us.

I have news for Barry...we do not need or want his help or involvement. Just get the heck out of the way.

39 posted on 10/30/2008 7:27:56 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Roberts

This is “news”? I can’t believe this gets mixed in with “news” on Yahoo. Actually, I do believe it but am dismayed at what blarney gets out there in the media. “sources say” “anonymous insiders reports” blah blah blah


40 posted on 10/30/2008 7:28:33 AM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: Roberts

Unattributed means made up.


41 posted on 10/30/2008 7:28:57 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Roberts

So the not-so-conservative wins the primary WITHOUT support of the Republican base, pretty much continues to snub the base during the election campaign, but it’s got to be someone else’s fault that he loses to a lightweight like Obama.

RNC, here’s your clue:

YOU NOMINATED A LOSER!

/rant

Palin has been the ONLY bright spot in this entire fiasco that began in January. Fie! on McCain.


42 posted on 10/30/2008 7:29:01 AM PDT by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: Roberts

This is a bag of wishful thinking from the leftnuts and Romney mopers. The McCain campaign isn’t stupid. Sarah is McCain’s Superstar, and he lets her shine.


43 posted on 10/30/2008 7:29:28 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Roberts

If McCain loses, he has only two people to blame:

Jorge el Segundo and HIMSELF.

But I doubt if these stories are true.

They are payback for the McCain camp attacking Biden’s gaffs which ostensbily attack Obama.

No, if McCain loses, its more likely the leftist media will come back and say “Gee, we really LIKED you John, but that extreme, far-right wing conservative Palin made you lose!”

Which is why Palin must keep herself in the popualr limelight. SHE is the party’s hope for the future if McCain loses.


44 posted on 10/30/2008 7:29:42 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: manc

Rachel Madcow was spewing this stuff the other night-all from anonomyous sources of course. I don’t believe one word of it. If no one liked her, no one would show up for her rallies.


45 posted on 10/30/2008 7:29:56 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Roberts

I think the opposite is true. If the McCain/Palin ticket loses, McCain should be the scapegoat; he’s the drag on the ticket, not Palin.


46 posted on 10/30/2008 7:30:02 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Pray around the clock through 11/4.)
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To: Roberts

I’m Barack Obama and I approved this Bovine Excrement.


47 posted on 10/30/2008 7:30:11 AM PDT by McGruff (Vote for your local House Republican. Even if he's a RINO.)
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To: cdga5for4

The left just doesn’t know what to make of her.

They don’t understand someone being genuine, as the whole leftist philosophy is about saying one thing and doing another.

But there is no doubt that she has connected with a great number of people. Just as some have commented, I was ready to sit this election out, but now I feel like it’s my duty to get this woman into national office.

One thing is certain, Palin has a much brighter future in politics than McCain has.


48 posted on 10/30/2008 7:30:40 AM PDT by TravisBickle (Are you talkin' to me?)
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To: Roberts

McCain and his wife were on w/Hannity on Monday or Tuesday, and he debunked any kind of riff w/Sarah. In fact, he said it was good that they disagreed at times; he needed her to challenge him and give differing opinions (my paraphrase of what he said).

He seemed extremely glad to have her on the ticket.


49 posted on 10/30/2008 7:30:42 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: Roberts
I find the recent stories about Biden far more believable -- he's on a short leash, he's not supposed to talk to the press, when he speaks he's always supposed to stick to what's on the teleprompter. Obama doesn't trust Joe to be Joe. The reasons are obvious.

McCain, on the other hand, has seen his campaign take off since he selected Palin. She attracts huge crowds. She has real star power. The Base has never been wild about McCain -- but they are wild about this ticket.

Why would McCain (or his staff) have any misgivings? This reminds me of Lincoln receiving complaints about General Grant's drinking: "Find out which brand -- I will send a case to each of my other generals!"

50 posted on 10/30/2008 7:31:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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