Skip to comments.Palin supports McCain '100 percent' [Palin pushes back at TMZ 'disprespect' meme]
Posted on 12/16/2009 4:38:39 PM PST by Al B.
Declaring that she was honored and proud to run with him, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin pushed back hard Wednesday against a report that she had disrespected Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) by blacking out his name on a sun visor she wore on vacation.
The website TMZ accused Palin of a frontal attack on Sen. John McCain during a Hawaii vacation this week: Sarah chose to wear a visor from her campaign -- a visor that was emblazoned with the former presidential candidate's name ... that is, until Palin redacted McCain's name with a black marker.
But Palin said in a statement to POLITICO that she was just trying to be incognito -- to go unrecognized and shield her children and husband, Todd, from paparazzi.
The hotel where she was staying had to chase away five photographers, a friend said.
Palin said in the statement to POLITICO: I am so sorry if people took this silly incident the wrong way. I adore John McCain, support him 100 percent and will do everything I can to support his reelection. As everyone knows, I was honored and proud to run with him. And Todd and I were with him in D.C. just a week ago. So much for trying to be incognito."
The Palins were taking a break from a three-and-a-half-week book tour for her million-copy-selling memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life. Palin has signed more than 59,000 books -- an average of 1,750 per stop -- and has traveled more than 19,000 miles by plane and bus. She has spent 115 hours -- or 4.8 days -- signing books in 33 cities in 25 states. Her stops have included five military bases.
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Oh my goodness...Mike. “DISRESPECT” IS NOT A VERB!!!
Geez the damn press can’t leave her alone for one damn second. She will always feel a sense of loyalty to John McCain. I don’t know why, he didn’t allow her to be herself and he surrounded her with buffoons who trashed her non stop
She sure blew that response.
“You got to dance with them what brung you”
McCain may be running against an actual conservative (former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, should he decide to run). I hope that promise to support McCain’s reelection no matter what is a courtesy and not meant to be taken literally.
She’s not endorsing a possible run by J.D. Hayworth for the seat in ! That’s the wrong move, Sarah.
She would have been better off hiding all of her birth records, school records, medical records and passport records.
Then the press would have given her a pass.
“I adore John McCain, support him 100 percent and will do everything I can to support his reelection.”
She could have gone all day without saying that.
Although I knew it was coming sooner or later. As much as I can’t stand McCain, I can understand why she might feel obligated to him... for now.
If it had not been for McCain, most of us would have never known her.... I will give him that.
My computer is omitting words again! The last word in my post above should be “Arizona”.
This will backfire on you Sarah. Bad move!
What's the big deal...I've blacked out his name on the McCain/Palin bumper sticker on my P/U.
“Shes not endorsing a possible run by J.D. Hayworth for the seat in ! Thats the wrong move, Sarah.”
It wouldn’t be wise to endorse Hayworth until he decides to run...
I would suggest you read her book to understand why she is contemplating helping McCain. She has a lot of respect for him, and she has too much class to throw him under the bus.
It also wouldn’t be wise to endorse McPain before JD has decided whether to run. On the other hand, she did say “everything I can” which seems a little weaselly and may be designed to allow her to do the right thing later.
“everything I can”
Shall we parse this? I did everything I could to stop global warming which was not a darn thing.
Why would it be classy not to throw him under the bus? He’s a RINO. Does class require giving up one of only 100 Senate seats to a RINO, regardless of what he’s done? If she absolutely must make a show of support for McCain, support Hayworth for Senate if he runs, then if she’s elected POTUS, make McCain ambassador to East Bumfuckistan or something.
She's thankful for McCain giving her the opportunity, and she supports McCain taking advantage of the opportunity to run again in his state for the office of his choice.
She is not endorsing McCain, or refusing to endorse anyone else.
She is simply saying that the supports anyone who takes advantage of the right and privelege to run for an office.
Of course Sarah will support McCain. Look, as much as we don’t like McCain, she feels loyal to the guy. That will never change. Of course she supports his re-election bid. I don’t think she will campaign for him, I think she will just give him money.
Sarah Palin is a woman of honor and understands the value of loyalty. She will stand by John McCain (who I despise personally) 'til the end.
Because Sarah is a class act. Read her book, she has strong admiration for McCain, she will never throw him under the bus like his campaign staff did to her. She has more class then all of them put together
I don’t like it either, but that’s the how I think she feels about it. We should wait and see what happens. I suspect she will throw her support until after the primaries and not before.
Mr. McCain has my full support for retiring...
But it could cost us a seat in the Senate that could go to an actual conservative. Plus (and THIS, as opposed to the potential loss of the seat, I don’t hold Sarah personally responsible for) McCain deserves to be punished for all the harm he’s done over the years.
Yeah : I would have thrown that thing in the trash long ago.
That RINO put Palin on the ticket. We wouldn’t know her name if he hadn’t done that. Yes it would be classless to throw him under the bus. I suspect you don’t know the difference between Classy and Classless....
Sarah is Classy....
“I adore John McCain, support him 100 percent and will do everything I can to support his reelection”
Wow. Finally something I disagree with Palin on. It was bound to happen.
Sarah Palin has more class than the rats and their media mice can handle.
Those vermin wouldn’t know “class” if it stepped on their tails.
Function: transitive verb
1 : to have disrespect for
2 : to show or express disrespect or contempt for : insult, dis
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Very true. But...worth a critical Senate seat? No freaking way. Like I said, put him out to pasture in some ceremonial post that allows her to say thank you, and mean it, without selling out the other 300,000,000 Americans.
Oh, and the insults aren’t necessary, painful, or correct.
If she runs, she will win... that’s what counts.
Agreed. If you keep track of the "tsk tsk" scumbags who posted on this thread, you'll generally see the same names pop up on other, similar threads where some desperate rat media mouse thinks he's breached Sarah's armor.
Glad she came out for McCain!
I don’t care what you call it, loyalty is a good thing.
JD Hayworth is a dud!
You’re good. ;>)
So, now Sarah is a Sellout. Whey you attack Sarah, you should disclose who it is that you support. And calling her a sellout is certainly an attack....
Is that you Mitt?
I didn’t say sellout. I said, and not in so many words, that she’s making the wrong decision, missing the opportunity to make the right decision for everyone.
I mentioned JD Hayworth as being preferable to McCain. Can’t you read? What the hell is wrong with you? You write like you need to up your meds or something. “Refuting” things I never said and asking questions I already answered.
And I wouldn’t support Willard the Giant Rat if he were running against Satan.
I still didn’t hear you man up and tell the world who you support.... Cute DODGE, but still a dodge.
If you can't or won't read what I write, or can't understand it, please don't post to me.
Really, did you HONESTLY THINK, while I’m talking about you calling Sarah a sellout, that I wanted to know who you support in the AZ Senate race? Please...
She sure blew that response.
Tongue in Cheek....
Did you actually think for one second that she would support JD Hayworth over McCain, who gave her an opportunity that not many people are fortunate enough to have? Read her book, she is extremely loyal to McCain and that is never going to change. Do I support McCain, hell no, frankly after the campaign he ran and allowing his idiot handlers to diss and smear Sarah every chance they got, I will never look at him the same again, but you know what, she feels a sense of gratitude towards him. It’s all in her book, she admires him greatly. Anyone who thought she would support the other guy was living in a dream world. This is the one endorsement I disagree with but you know what, she has class and she will always be classy. She has more class then I would ever have living through what she has been through. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body.
She had nothing bad to say about McCain anywhere in her book but was uniformly positive and respectful, even while questioning the strategy and tactics implemented by is a-hole "buddies."
That may have been too charitable of her--I would guess it was--- but it conflicts with any scenario of her doing some petty act of disrespect, especially this far after the fact.
Just more Media masturbation on the blogs.
I thought it was, too. Thanks for confirming that.
(I frequently look up words in dictionaries, it’s been a long time habit. The free online dictionary is easy to use for quick reference).