Skip to comments.Palin's prayer remark angers former staffers (McCain staffers after her yet again)
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.
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Were there some McCainiacs who would have wanted to pray with her?
The staffers can stuffer it.
What REALLY happened between Palin and the McCain staffers?
I don’t doubt the that this happened for one second. Who was she gonna pray with, Steve Schmidt?
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.
Cuz the womyn were being catty and the men were afraid of her husband.
I think she is a stronger person than any of us realize.
wow they started going after her before the day of the election. it was pathetic of the McCain staff and still is.
McCain staffer = incompetent loser
I wonder if they were jealous of all the attention that she was getting and how she revived lifeless McCain for awhile.
“”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.
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!
I’d like to see her rise above questionable remarks of any kind about the McCain incident/s.
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.
“And the McCain campaign ... nobody I could find that I wanted to hold hands with and pray.”
McCain and all things and people associated with him has truly become an epic fail.
Epic fall? Hardly. You do not associate the word epic with mediocrities.
Sarah and Piper sufficeth.
“Where two or three are gathered in My Name.”
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.
>>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.
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.
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.
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.
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 predict whoever Sarah hires as staffers in a national campaign will be people that are more than willing to help Sarah to pray.
O my! Where did you find that picture and what is McCain doing?
I fixed it
“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!!!!!
So what is established here is Obama staff and McCain staff are one in the same.
you beat me to it
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.
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.
>>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.
They were to busy calulating the price of her clothes for the media
Crappy was the way the McCain campaign treated her.
Agreed, but I’m still thinking that is not what she meant to say.
But that is a pretty crappy thing for Palin to say.
Truth sometimes hurts. Something liberals don’t comprehend.
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?
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.
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!
Is there anybody out there who thinks there’s a “market” for former McCain staffers?