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Palin's prayer remark angers former staffers (McCain staffers after her yet again)
CNN ^ | 9/26/09 | staff

Posted on 03/26/2009 1:24:04 PM PDT by pissant

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Some of Sarah Palin's former campaign aides are frustrated with the Alaska governor for remarking in a lengthy, freewheeling speech that she had refused to pray with them before last October's vice presidential debate.

Palin told the story in a speech to a GOP dinner in Alaska last Friday.

"So I'm looking around for somebody to pray with, I just need maybe a little help, maybe a little extra," she said of the moments before the debate. "And the McCain campaign, love 'em, you know, they're a lot of people around me, but nobody I could find that I wanted to hold hands with and pray."

As the audience laughed, Palin noted that she meant no disrespect to the McCain campaign and that ended up saying a prayer with her daughter Piper.

A handful of the McCain campaign staffers who traveled with Palin nearly every day for two months caught wind of Palin's remarks on Thursday morning — and they aren't thrilled with her quip.

"We all talked this A.M.," said one former Palin aide in an e-mail. "This set off a nerve for sure with a lot of people."

"It's yet another example of the few staff still loyal to Palin questioning their loyalty and ardent defense of her over the several months since the campaign," said the aide, who was granted anonymity to speak candidly about campaign colleagues.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Alaska
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Good grief. More sour grapes from the anonymous "staffers".
1 posted on 03/26/2009 1:24:05 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Were there some McCainiacs who would have wanted to pray with her?


2 posted on 03/26/2009 1:26:02 PM PDT by marron
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To: pissant

The staffers can stuffer it.


3 posted on 03/26/2009 1:26:29 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: pissant

What REALLY happened between Palin and the McCain staffers?


4 posted on 03/26/2009 1:26:45 PM PDT by hoe_cake (" 'We the people' tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us." Ronald Reagan)
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To: pissant

I don’t doubt the that this happened for one second. Who was she gonna pray with, Steve Schmidt?


5 posted on 03/26/2009 1:27:06 PM PDT by exist
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To: pissant

Something tells me that Palin has no reason to lie about this matter. It’s pretty clear that no one on the campaign staff was particularly supportive - not even someone who was willing to fake it.


6 posted on 03/26/2009 1:27:12 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: pissant
I could find that I wanted to hold hands with and pray

Cuz the womyn were being catty and the men were afraid of her husband.

7 posted on 03/26/2009 1:27:57 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: pissant
"We all talked this A.M.," said one former Palin aide in an e-mail. "This set off a nerve for sure with a lot of people." "It's yet another example of the few staff still loyal to Palin questioning their loyalty and ardent defense of her over the several months since the campaign," said the aide, who was granted anonymity to speak candidly about campaign colleagues.

BS, another hit piece on the Gov.

Those former staffers she liked know who they are and, obviously, you are not one of them.

You and your backstabbing RINO amigos' days are numbered. Now, get back on your knees, and keep kissing your dummie master's ring.
8 posted on 03/26/2009 1:28:14 PM PDT by papasmurf (Trow da' bum out!)
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To: hoe_cake
What REALLY happened between Palin and the McCain staffers?

I think she is a stronger person than any of us realize.

9 posted on 03/26/2009 1:29:11 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Cat herder and empty nester)
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To: pissant

wow they started going after her before the day of the election. it was pathetic of the McCain staff and still is.


10 posted on 03/26/2009 1:29:16 PM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: pissant

McCain staffer = incompetent loser


11 posted on 03/26/2009 1:29:16 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (True nobility is exempt from fear - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: anniegetyourgun

I wonder if they were jealous of all the attention that she was getting and how she revived lifeless McCain for awhile.


12 posted on 03/26/2009 1:29:34 PM PDT by Islaminaction (You)
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To: pissant

“”It’s yet another example of the few staff still loyal to Palin questioning their loyalty and ardent defense of her over the several months since the campaign,””

Their loyalty and defense of her? Riiiight. How in the heck did we miss that? All I remember is the staff with the knives out, and the good Senator, silent as a church mouse.

Tatt


13 posted on 03/26/2009 1:30:25 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: pissant
but nobody I could find that I wanted to hold hands with and pray

Really, can anybody imagine any of the McCain folks 'takin' a knee', and I did the right thing and voted for him, but I wouldn't expect prayer to be in any of their repertoires. I do miss Sarah, though. Shine on Sarah!

14 posted on 03/26/2009 1:30:43 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump won't prime 'cause the vandals took the handle. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: stayathomemom

I’d like to see her rise above questionable remarks of any kind about the McCain incident/s.


15 posted on 03/26/2009 1:30:58 PM PDT by hoe_cake (" 'We the people' tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us." Ronald Reagan)
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To: pissant
“It's yet another example of the few staff still loyal to Palin questioning their loyalty and ardent defense of her over the several months since the campaign,”

Sorry guys but I have not heard 1 of them act with any loyalty at all. No I don't consider Nicolle Wallace covering her own rear end with a canned defense of rumors she started to be loyal support. They can all get lost.

16 posted on 03/26/2009 1:31:03 PM PDT by redk
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To: pissant

“And the McCain campaign ... nobody I could find that I wanted to hold hands with and pray.”

Probably true.


17 posted on 03/26/2009 1:32:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (And oh, (Hey) I've been travelin' on this road too long)
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To: pissant

McCain and all things and people associated with him has truly become an epic fail.


18 posted on 03/26/2009 1:32:07 PM PDT by JamesP81 (When Obama signed an order providing tax dollars to murder children, he stopped being my president)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
McCain staffer = incompetent loser... fixed it
19 posted on 03/26/2009 1:32:44 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Every night I pray that Rezko and Blago roll over on Obama!)
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To: pissant
Sacrifice Pictures, Images and Photos

I'm not sure if you'd want to pray with Mccainiacs...

20 posted on 03/26/2009 1:34:31 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: JamesP81

Epic fall? Hardly. You do not associate the word epic with mediocrities.


21 posted on 03/26/2009 1:35:30 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: pissant

Sarah and Piper sufficeth.

“Where two or three are gathered in My Name.”


22 posted on 03/26/2009 1:37:34 PM PDT by Palladin (President Teleprompter hates babies.)
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To: BenLurkin

I agree. This remark rings true. Palin is too honest when she speaks to have much of a future in national politics, but I sure would like a chance to vote for her again.


23 posted on 03/26/2009 1:38:10 PM PDT by Coyote Choir
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To: Snickering Hound

ROTFLMAO Ping


24 posted on 03/26/2009 1:38:26 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: pissant

>>Good grief. More sour grapes from the anonymous “staffers”.<<

That part does suck.

>>Palin told the story in a speech to a GOP dinner in Alaska last Friday.

“So I’m looking around for somebody to pray with, I just need maybe a little help, maybe a little extra,” she said of the moments before the debate. “And the McCain campaign, love ‘em, you know, they’re a lot of people around me, but nobody I could find that I wanted to hold hands with and pray.” <<

But that is a pretty crappy thing for Palin to say.


25 posted on 03/26/2009 1:38:57 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: papasmurf

It would be interesting to know if the staffers’ were more upset at Sarah’s joke because it implies that they were standoffish and not responsive to her needs or that she was implying that they were not religious or in fact amoral.


26 posted on 03/26/2009 1:39:02 PM PDT by techno
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To: pissant

I’ll give her my phone number. Next time she runs I’ll be there by her side to support and pray. I would love to spend time with a strong, confident woman from whom I could learn lots. Us conservative, Christians need to stick together.


27 posted on 03/26/2009 1:39:55 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?" -Mark Lowry)
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To: gondramB

I misread that. I thought she was saying that she could not find anyone to pray with. If that quote is accurate, that does seem crappy.


28 posted on 03/26/2009 1:40:26 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

The sad part is that so many on here wasted their votes on McCain in the last election.

What a bunch of whiny losers....McCain and his staffers


29 posted on 03/26/2009 1:40:50 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (The Biggest Threat To American Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: techno

I predict whoever Sarah hires as staffers in a national campaign will be people that are more than willing to help Sarah to pray.


30 posted on 03/26/2009 1:42:11 PM PDT by techno
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
...the men were afraid of her husband their wives.

-PJ

31 posted on 03/26/2009 1:44:03 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: Snickering Hound

O my! Where did you find that picture and what is McCain doing?


32 posted on 03/26/2009 1:44:43 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (I home school because I have seen the village and I don't want it raising my children.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Cuz the womyn were being catty and the men were afraid of Ther husband.wives

I fixed it

33 posted on 03/26/2009 1:45:30 PM PDT by Selmore (Turn him over......That's how Hendrix died.)
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To: ninergold3

“Us conservative, Christians need to stick together.”

Yes, we do! We need to be prayer warriors and wage total war in the supernatural for Sarah (and our nation, in general). She needs all the prayer, support and protection she can get!

Sarah is gonna win the presidency in 2012! We’ve just gotta have the faith and trust in the Lord!!!!!


34 posted on 03/26/2009 1:45:46 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (SARAH PALIN, 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: pissant

So what is established here is Obama staff and McCain staff are one in the same.


35 posted on 03/26/2009 1:46:34 PM PDT by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

you beat me to it


36 posted on 03/26/2009 1:48:34 PM PDT by Selmore (Turn him over......That's how Hendrix died.)
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To: pissant

Yes and she should be showing respect to people that told stories about her answering hotel room doors in nothing but a towel and claiming she, the Governor of Alaska whom also owns a commercial fishing business did not know what NAFTA was.

Right?


37 posted on 03/26/2009 1:49:09 PM PDT by redk
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To: gondramB; pissant

Eh. Considering the pure Hell that woman and her family were put through, I can understand her candor. Strictly my opinion here, but I think Sarah Palin had quite an eye-opening glimpse into a world that would send most free thinking Americans such as ourselves, running for their gun and a printing press. She stayed the course, which is more than I could promise, given the way her family, and friends were vilified.


38 posted on 03/26/2009 1:49:53 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: sleepwalker; Roses0508; feedback doctor; LibLieSlayer; Extremely Extreme Extremist; mnehring; ...

PING!

Anyone on or off the Palin ping, write me.

39 posted on 03/26/2009 1:50:25 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: pissant; rabscuttle385

40 posted on 03/26/2009 1:52:11 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

>>The sad part is that so many on here wasted their votes on McCain in the last election.

What a bunch of whiny losers....McCain and his staffers<<

I’m not sorry I voted for McCain - my other choices would have given Obama a larger margin of victory and thus more of a claim of a mandate.

I am sorry I didn’t have a better Republican nominee.


41 posted on 03/26/2009 1:52:27 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: SolidWood

They were to busy calulating the price of her clothes for the media


42 posted on 03/26/2009 1:53:41 PM PDT by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: pissant; gondramB

Crappy was the way the McCain campaign treated her.


43 posted on 03/26/2009 1:54:58 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: SolidWood

Agreed, but I’m still thinking that is not what she meant to say.


44 posted on 03/26/2009 1:55:36 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: gondramB

But that is a pretty crappy thing for Palin to say.

Truth sometimes hurts. Something liberals don’t comprehend.


45 posted on 03/26/2009 1:57:09 PM PDT by chainsaw (If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J..)
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To: pissant
"It's yet another example of the few staff still loyal to Palin questioning their loyalty and ardent defense of her over the several months since the campaign," said the aide, who was granted anonymity to speak candidly about campaign colleagues.

Huh? Does this mean that there are some campaign staffers who remained loyal to Sarah Palin, after the campaign? If so, why did we not hear a peep from them when the MSM and 'anonymous McCain campaign staffers' savaged her in the weeks after the election, and continue to do so?

46 posted on 03/26/2009 1:57:36 PM PDT by SuziQ
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Right, exactly how many are in this group of loyal supporters? I haven’t seen anyone from the McCain campaign who has come out publicly with anything resembling loyal support. All we have heard about is the nameless ones who were knifing Gov. Palin in the back even before the election, and none of the so-called loyal staffers spoke up then. Now they are PO’d, too bad.


47 posted on 03/26/2009 1:59:15 PM PDT by euram
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To: pissant

Lol!! You don’t think that our legendarily accurate, factual, determined to print the truth and only the truth press, could have possibly misreported her quote do you?!?!

I am SHOCKED!
Shocked, I tell you!

Tatt ;}


48 posted on 03/26/2009 2:02:04 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: pissant

Is there anybody out there who thinks there’s a “market” for former McCain staffers?


49 posted on 03/26/2009 2:03:05 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: Snickering Hound

ROFL!


50 posted on 03/26/2009 2:03:29 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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