Skip to comments.McCain Aides Attack Sarah Palin: Scapegoating Sarah Palin
Posted on 11/06/2008 5:06:11 PM PST by mondoreb
The McCain Campaign:
Mistakes, But Hampered Ultimately By Both the Candidate and his Campaign Advisers--Not by Sarah Palin
McCain Campaign is Responsible for McCain's Defeat
Palin Was Attacked from the Inside from Almost the Moment She gave the McCain Campaign their First Realistic Chance at Victory
The McCain Campaign Unnamed Aides vs. Sarah Palin
FROM GOSSIP TO GOSPEL
The McCain campaign made some shrewd moves, but it also was guilty of some moves that ultimately doomed its unlikely candidate--with the most momentous misstep coming from John McCain himself.
Like any losing campaign, those in charge of the campaign seek to lay the blame for losing on factors beyond their control. In this regard, the long knives came out from various unnamed aides and advisers in the McCain campaign, who are anxious to run from their responsibility for the Election 2008 loss.
Most of those knives appear to have Sarah Palin's name on them--and they were unsheathed before the race for the presidency was even over.
In what can be most charitably described as "resume-polishing", various aides in the John McCain campaign have continued their practice of leaking uncomplimentary "anecdotal" information detrimental to Sarah Palin.
Understand: these "aides", "advisers" and "sources" from "within the McCain campaign", as they're labeled, bear much responsibility for a campaign that, like its candidate, was somewhat unconventional and ultimately failed to win McCain the presidency.
These staffers--most of whom will soon be in the job-hunting market--apparently feel that there's a wider market for an aide from a losing campaign that was sabotaged from within. Stories of an "uncooperative" VP pick inoculates them against any bad decisions made by such "aides" and "advisers".
These aides-gone-rogue merely have to pick up their cellphone or hit "send" on their email--anonymously, by the way--and a waiting press eagerly elevates such grousing and sour grapes from gossip to gospel.
THE McCAIN CAMPAIGN
There is much for which the McCain campaign can be proud.
That being said, John McCain was a Republican candidate that the New York Times could love--and indeed, the NYT did endorse the Arizona Senator in the primary election. Of course, after the election, the NYT and the rest of the Mainstream Media deserted McCain, just as many predicted would happen.
Where is the anti-Palin leaks coming from? And why?
Continue reading: McCain Aides Attack Sarah Palin: Scapegoating Sarah Palin
Ive changed my tag line for the first time in months-A la Spartacus.Trashing and assassinating her is doing the same to all regular citizens who dare to live by and maintain principles and ideas not approved by the elite, beltway -media complex.
Anybody hear the Penguin taking up for his running mate??? I did not think so.
Glad I did not vote for this incompetent RINO team. I don’t know what good it is to have a scapegoat since they are pretty much done anyway. Having this campaign on your resume is not much of a winner no matter who gets scapegoated.
“unnamed sources”... scum of the earth.
Its coming from the leftest ion the Mc cain camp they want her to just go away in shame and never be heard from again she scares them
It changes nothing.
We must deal with reality.
Barack Hussein Obama will take the Oath of Office in January.
We can look forward all we want.
Or deal with reality.
Screw McCain and his pussy staff. Palin has bigger stones than any of them.
Personally, I want the names of these gutless losers revealed.
C’mon McCain, show some grace. And courage.
Get out there and defend her. She soldiered for you, dangit. And brought me on board along with millions of others.
The least you can do is put all these backstabbers to shame with something every military officer learns to say: I take responsibility for this outcome.
Simple as that.
She scares all liberals. ...especially the Republican variety.
Well there's two people who have no room to talk,especially Laura. She was on O'Reilly a night or two before the election talking like someone just shot her dog. O'Reilly wasn't any help either, although I never expected him to be.
StAntKnee is changing his tagline from . . .
Why’dja say I was a community organizer? You know how I always wanted to pretend I was a soldier.
TO: Pray for our military. Look who’s CIC. And I thought Jimmy Carter was bad.
WTF are you talking about?
Palin was the best move McCain made, she will be up again.
I thought that Lieberman would bring more to the campaign and he will probably survive.
The worst move McCain made was to drag that lousy little SC Lindsey Graham all over the place. He contributed nothing to the campaign and doesn’t deserve to hold office anywhere.
yeah having Obama is much better. whew that was close
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