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Sarah Palin on "Small and Bitter" McCain Aides Trashing Her
The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/06/08 | John McCormack

Posted on 11/06/2008 4:26:17 PM PST by DocT111

Byron York, Jen Rubin, and Michelle Malkin all have smart takes on the McCain aides' smearing of Sarah Palin. The Anchorage Daily News has a couple videos of Sarah Palin talking to the press after arriving back in Alaska, and it looks like she's more than capable of defending herself, if she thought it was worth her time. Regarding the leaks against her, Palin said:

“If they’re an unnamed source, then that says it all. I won’t comment on anybody’s gossip, or allegations that are based on anonymous sources. That’s kind of a small, evidently bitter type of person who would anonymously charge something foolish like that, that I perhaps didn’t know an answer to a question.

“So until I know who was talking about it, I won’t have a comment on false allegations.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: byronyork; mccain; mccainpalin; palin; sarahpalin
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That's my girl!
1 posted on 11/06/2008 4:26:18 PM PST by DocT111
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To: DocT111
GO SARAH GO!


2 posted on 11/06/2008 4:27:20 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: DocT111
I don't care about this DEFLECTION.

I care about this Country.

The fact is, McCain/Palin...Lost.

And so shall we be if we take out our grievance on such trivial matters.

3 posted on 11/06/2008 4:29:02 PM PST by KittenClaws
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To: DocT111

I told you this whole damn thing was made up; a big ball of unsourced rumors.


4 posted on 11/06/2008 4:30:57 PM PST by Cedric
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To: DocT111

“I won’t comment on anybody’s gossip, or allegations that are based on anonymous sources.”

But Fox News has no such standards. I am extremely disappointed that Brit Hume, director of their news division, let Carl Cameron pass along anonymous gossip as he did. Maybe Hume doesn’t care because he is retiring, but this makes Fox look like the Huffington Post.


5 posted on 11/06/2008 4:31:00 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: DocT111
Take a deserved rest, my girl. There are bigger things in store for you in the future!!!!

I voted for you and not McLame

6 posted on 11/06/2008 4:31:09 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Have you girded your loins today??????)
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To: Jeff Head

Love that Sarah. Everything that comes out of her mouth rings true. Imagine if she coulda said what she reallly thought of the bailout! She would have had millions more on our side. But we look ahead, just as your bumper sticker says!


7 posted on 11/06/2008 4:32:41 PM PST by madameguinot (The USA is still the greatest nation on Earth.)
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To: DocT111

“That’s my girl!”

She’s awesome. I hope she does some kind of sit-down interview soon, I’ll need a Sarah fix before the holidays....


8 posted on 11/06/2008 4:32:52 PM PST by joejm65
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To: KittenClaws

“I care about this Country.”

You actually don’t care about this country if you think it’s OK for this type of political abuse to be going on. America should be better than this, and if people don’t get outraged about the abuse, we’re in for bigger trouble than Hussein.


9 posted on 11/06/2008 4:33:20 PM PST by MayflowerMadam ("...a hyphenated American is not an American at all." T. Roosevelt)
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To: DocT111

Those of you who still watch cable news need to keep us updated if her response gets any play.


10 posted on 11/06/2008 4:33:53 PM PST by Doug TX
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To: Jeff Head
I think the media did some permanent damage to Palin. She's made out to be the laughing stock of all politics.

RightWingIt.com

11 posted on 11/06/2008 4:34:20 PM PST by GaryLee1990 (www.RightWingIt.com)
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To: DocT111
Shame on all FReepers who bought into the rumors planted by Obama operatives through that amiable dweeb, Carl Cameron.
12 posted on 11/06/2008 4:35:13 PM PST by Cedric
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To: KittenClaws
I care deeply about this DEFLECTION!

I care deeply about the Conservative Movement that Gov. Palin sparked and I want it to continue flicker like a flame on a stormy night...

13 posted on 11/06/2008 4:35:23 PM PST by tubebender (Retirement...The art and science of Killing time before it Kills you...)
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To: DocT111

Give em hell Sarah.


14 posted on 11/06/2008 4:36:26 PM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: GaryLee1990

Alinsky’s rule number five.

Nice try.


15 posted on 11/06/2008 4:36:53 PM PST by Cedric
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To: KittenClaws

This kind of cattiness and backstabbing have no lace in politics in this country. We need to hold them accountable and make them behave as adults. If they can’t, they have no place in the political arena.


16 posted on 11/06/2008 4:38:20 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DocT111
A classy and intelligent lady.
17 posted on 11/06/2008 4:38:41 PM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Cedric
I knew the rumors were bogus, I didn't buy into it. Just like the wardrobe BS and the "inexperience" BS.

Palin should just handle her business in AK until 2012. She'll have another 4 years of executive experience under her belt, she'll be battle-tested to deal with the vultures in Washington. Picking Palin for VP was the best thing McCain has ever done for conservatives. Now she has name recognition and she has been thoroughly vetted, and will be ready for 2012.

18 posted on 11/06/2008 4:40:06 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Jeff Head

Changing Tagline


19 posted on 11/06/2008 4:41:34 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (SARAH *** JOE *** 2012!)
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To: DocT111

I will NEVER vote for another Republican unless he/she is a true conservative. I’ve had it with this kind of crap.


20 posted on 11/06/2008 4:43:06 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: DocT111

These evil ogres who stabbed Sarah in the back have done us a favor by exposing themselves. Sarah will get her own back in a major interview or best-selling book.


21 posted on 11/06/2008 4:43:06 PM PST by Lou Budvis
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To: MayflowerMadam

Where is John McCain—allowing Sarah to be lynched in the press like she is. He is acting like a coward—so much for that war hero status—he just lost it.

I’m joining the freepers who are boycotting all news media—including FOX. They let this stuff go on, acting gleeful all the time.


22 posted on 11/06/2008 4:43:10 PM PST by mommyq
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To: GaryLee1990

Really don’t care what the media’s opinion is of Sarah. I know what I heard from her, what I saw, the crowds she drew, and why. And that in a nutshell is why she’s being attacked.

A bunch of small people in the Republican party are doing this with the aid of the MSM. I hope they’re all exposed so we can get rid of the chaff once and for all - no matter who they are!

I’m grateful for Sarah Palin being introduced to the American people. She was a bright spot in this election season because she has a belief system she’s not ashamed of.

She knows how to come back, and she’ll know when.


23 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:03 PM PST by Heart of Georgia
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To: KittenClaws
And so shall we be if we take out our grievance on such trivial matters.

Foolish kitty. This is a trivial matter only if you want Sarah to become a trivial player.

This is about destroying her so that she can never return to the national stage, and us conservatives find that unacceptable.

24 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:04 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Good job.

Whew! Can you believe how badly this thing went viral?

Lots of pent up emotions bursting forth. Yuck.

25 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:29 PM PST by Cedric
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To: Don Corleone
On Wolfie's show on CNN, they were saying they knew who had made the accusations, but of course, they didn't say.

They spent some time on it, but had a woman commentator who really slammed the ones that did the whining.

26 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:32 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Tagline on vacation during the grand experiment.)
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To: GaryLee1990

Is there any conservative who is treated fairly? She was hit hard cause she’s a force to be reckoned with. Naming her energized the campaign. I was literally joyful for days (then other things intruded- like the financial crisis) and confidant we could win. The left hates her, which is a good sign :)


27 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:37 PM PST by PghBaldy (Palin is the winner of the election. Obama has to deal with the economy, and will destroy it.)
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To: DocT111

Hey, I heard Carl Cameron is gay and has a fetish for feet and small puppies. I have this on good authority, but I can’t tell you who it is - just say it’s an unnamed source inside Fox News!.


28 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:52 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: GaryLee1990
I think the media did some permanent damage to Palin. She's made out to be the laughing stock of all politics.

I wonder why the mainsream media was so against Sarah. Do they fear her? One of President Bush's and the republicans greatest faults is not fighting back against the smears. It's time that stopped. We need to get just as dirty as they are if we're ever going to be successful again. I'll use some of McCain's best words.

I’m an American. And I choose to fight. Don’t give up hope. Be strong. Have courage. And fight.
Fight for a new direction for our country. Fight for what’s right for America.
Fight to clean up the mess of corruption, infighting and selfishness in Washington.
Fight to get our economy out of the ditch and back in the lead.
Fight for the ideals and character of a free people.
Fight for our children’s future.
Fight for justice and opportunity for all.
Stand up to defend our country from its enemies.
Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight. America is worth fighting for. Nothing is inevitable here. We never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.

29 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:58 PM PST by McGruff (It took a Jimma Carta to give us a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: DocT111

SARAH! SARAH! SARAH!


30 posted on 11/06/2008 4:45:35 PM PST by Obadiah (NOMR! - Not One More RINO!)
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To: Lou Budvis

Who are the “evil ogres”?


31 posted on 11/06/2008 4:46:29 PM PST by Cedric
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To: mommyq

“Where is John McCain—allowing Sarah to be lynched in the press like she is.”

That’s what I asked McCain in the letter I just put in the mailbox. He’s disgusting — should’ve been out there defending her before noon today. Disgraceful.


32 posted on 11/06/2008 4:46:42 PM PST by MayflowerMadam ("...a hyphenated American is not an American at all." T. Roosevelt)
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To: DocT111

She needs to come out swinging and tell the TRUTH about the CLOTHES situation!


33 posted on 11/06/2008 4:47:00 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: DocT111

But, but, Sarah’s stupid!

She’s boxed them in a corner. If they come out they never work again.


34 posted on 11/06/2008 4:47:42 PM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. 2010 awaits.....)
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To: joejm65

Bill O’reilly is trying to get her on Monday.


35 posted on 11/06/2008 4:47:55 PM PST by orchestra
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To: mommyq

McCain squelched similar rumors during the campaign.


36 posted on 11/06/2008 4:48:05 PM PST by Cedric
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To: DocT111

Palin is the only reason I voted for McKennedy.

I respect his military experience. I spit on his senate experience.

I wish that he would just go away.

and shut up.


37 posted on 11/06/2008 4:48:20 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Free Vulcan

There was no “they”.


38 posted on 11/06/2008 4:48:53 PM PST by Cedric
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To: All; DocT111

Operation Leper

Posted by: Erick Erickson

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 10:43PM CST

RedState is pleased to announce it is engaging in a special project: Operation Leper.

We’re tracking down all the people from the McCain campaign now whispering smears against Governor Palin to Carl Cameron and others. Michelle Malkin has the details.

We intend to constantly remind the base about these people, monitor who they are working for, and, when 2012 rolls around, see which candidates hire them. Naturally then, you’ll see us go to war against those candidates.

It is our expressed intention to make these few people political lepers.

They’ll just have to be stuck at CBS with Katie’s failed ratings.

Initial list:

Nicolle Wallace
Steve Schmidt
Mark McKinnon

excerpt http://www.redstate.com/


40 posted on 11/06/2008 4:49:12 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

That’s what I’m saying Mayflower..


41 posted on 11/06/2008 4:49:53 PM PST by KittenClaws
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To: McGruff

The “sad grandpa”.


42 posted on 11/06/2008 4:51:11 PM PST by orchestra
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To: DocT111

I sent the following email to McCain’s office. I strongly recommend that others follow suit and let him know how much we detest these attacks on her.

Dear Senator McCain

As one Vietnam vet to another, Senator, I respect your service to this nation. However, I am most displeased about the comments allegedly coming from your campaign staff about your presidential running mate, Governor Palin.

Senator, in all candor, I am not enamored of your record in the senate and wouldn’t have bothered to cast a vote for you had it not been for your brilliant selection of Gov. Palin as your running mate. And, I know that I speak for many, many of your supporters

Frankly, Senator McCain, I don’t know if you engineered this latest despicable attack on Gov. Palin, but you need to make it stop, now. It smacks of sour grapes and makes you AND your staff appear to be both classless and clueless

YOU picked her, Senator, and you better get your staff under control and suture their flapping lips shut. Governor Palin is a very popular figure among conservatives and these “insider” attacks on her allegedly from your campaign staff are disgusting and juvenile. At a minimum, you owe her a public apology

As a brother in arms, you have my utmost respect and I honor your service to your country beyond words. But, as a presidential candidate who didn’t achieve his political goal, you are losing what respect your supporters had for you. Take my advice, Senator, make it stop.


43 posted on 11/06/2008 4:51:25 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: tubebender

Hey! I love Palin.

But let’s face some facts here.

We have four years of this obamanation. I can look forward just like everyone else, but I can also try and deal with reality.


44 posted on 11/06/2008 4:52:05 PM PST by KittenClaws
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To: mommyq
Where is John McCain—allowing Sarah to be lynched in the press like she is. He is acting like a coward—so much for that war hero status—he just lost it.

Yeah... didn't he say something like "Stand up and fight!" a time or two?

He's a spineless wimp loser jerk who is letting a woman take the blame for his sorry excuse for a campaign. He wasn't ever going to "stand up and fight", anyway. It was just an empty campaign slogan.

Right up there with "Hope", "Change", and "Yes, We Can".

45 posted on 11/06/2008 4:53:12 PM PST by PalmettoMason (OK,we tried it your way. Now don't you EVER ask me to vote for another RINO again!)
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To: KittenClaws

Palin Won.


46 posted on 11/06/2008 4:53:22 PM PST by silentreignofheroes (Should have seen it in color.)
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To: DustyMoment
“insider” attacks on her allegedly from your campaign staff are disgusting and juvenile.

The key word is ALLEGEDLY!

You fell for it!

47 posted on 11/06/2008 4:54:34 PM PST by Cedric
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To: DocT111

Allow me to name at least one or two of them....

....http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14929.html

...”These people are going to try and shred her after the campaign to divert blame from themselves,” a McCain insider said, referring to McCain’s chief strategist, Steve Schmidt, and to Nicolle Wallace, a former Bush aide who has taken a lead role in Palin’s campaign. Palin’s partisans blame Wallace, in particular, for Palin’s avoiding of the media for days and then giving a high-stakes interview to CBS News’ Katie Couric, the sometimes painful content of which the campaign allowed to be parceled out over a week.

More on Nicole Wallace....

Formerly worked for Katie Couric at CBS.What a coincidence

More..Seev my post #328
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2127156/posts

I’m not saying Jeb Bush ordered her to do this. She did this on her own I would say(I hope)

We’ll have to see where Wallace and Schmidt end up next.I ‘m sure their name is mud in the political world by now


48 posted on 11/06/2008 4:55:47 PM PST by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: kittymyrib

A week without Fox and the other TV news crap has been wonderful. Remember, the less you watch the quicker they fall. Including Faux News


49 posted on 11/06/2008 4:56:12 PM PST by cp124 (A Different America - Obama Bin Biden)
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I am still fuming over this!!! Even more mad and upset then losing the election!!!!!!!! I mean they’ve seen the left attack her and to do this afterwards is the lowest of the low!!!!

I want names!!!!!!!!!! We need to let Republicans know whoever gets associated with these mofo’s in the future will go down in defeat!!!!!!!! They mind as well go join the left but who over there would trust these scumbags? Plus who would want these losers anyways?

I’M MAD!!!!!!!!


50 posted on 11/06/2008 4:56:13 PM PST by KavMan
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