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McCain aide: Palin believed candidacy 'God's plan'
Associated Press ^ | Jan. 10, 2010

Posted on 01/10/2010 4:57:28 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sarah Palin believed that Sen. John McCain chose her to be his running mate in 2008 because of "God's plan," according to a top political strategist in the Arizona Republican's campaign.

In an interview with the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes," Steve Schmidt described Palin as "very calm—nonplussed" after McCain met with her at his Arizona ranch just before putting her on the Republican ticket. McCain had planned to name Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., as his vice presidential choice until word leaked, sparking what Schmidt called political blowback over picking the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee.

Schmidt said he asked Palin about her serenity in the face of becoming "one of the most famous people in the world." He quoted her as saying, "It's God's plan."

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1 posted on 01/10/2010 4:57:29 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now she’s a religious zealot. Sheesh.


2 posted on 01/10/2010 4:58:38 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She is an answer to my prayer!


3 posted on 01/10/2010 4:59:00 PM PST by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is that supposed to be a criticism of her?


4 posted on 01/10/2010 4:59:37 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sure it was God’s plan. Only someone who totally doesn’t understand Christianity would argue that this is an extraordinary idea.


5 posted on 01/10/2010 4:59:49 PM PST by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s good to know that the commie ‘RATS at “60 Minutes” are still terrified of her.


6 posted on 01/10/2010 5:00:40 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Remember in November! Throw all of the bums out!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have no doubt she is right. God also sent Duncan L. Hunter to run for the presidency, but who listens to God anymore? Though the libs have tried to make Him irelevant, it is my firm belief that if we continue to ignore His will, we will pay the cost bigtime.


7 posted on 01/10/2010 5:01:36 PM PST by Paperdoll ( Hunter/Palin or Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The fact that Steve Schmidt and the media thinks her comment is odd says more about them than Sarah Palin. Hey Steve and MSM, give Brit Hume a call, he has some good advice for you.


8 posted on 01/10/2010 5:03:51 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: Puppage
Steve Schmidt is not really in a position to understand what others might mean by "God's Plan" ~ probably never will be.

Frankly, in the aftermath of the 2008 election Steve has looked more and more like the doufous he probably really is.

9 posted on 01/10/2010 5:04:24 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Paperdoll

“God forbid” you mention the word “God” on mainstream channels!


10 posted on 01/10/2010 5:04:43 PM PST by growingpains
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Schmidt's reaction to Palins statement is that of a liberal atheist. Not surprised. McCain's whole freakin staff was made of of them.
11 posted on 01/10/2010 5:05:59 PM PST by ryan71 (TERM LIMITS)
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To: Genoa
There's "God's Plan" and then there's "God's Plan" as thought of by the Predestinarians or Calvinists.

Two dramatically different concepts, but not anything any Democrat, or Steve Schmidt, is able to comprehend.

Somebody give that puke the Vatican main phone number ~ he needs some advice.

12 posted on 01/10/2010 5:06:50 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: volunbeer
"She is an answer to my prayer!"

Mine too!


13 posted on 01/10/2010 5:08:11 PM PST by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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To: Genoa

Yes, but don’t forget . . . there is no place in the “big tent” for Christians.


14 posted on 01/10/2010 5:08:27 PM PST by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nothing wrong with being strong and accepting big events as “God’s Will”.

I guess she should have run around in circles screaming that she didn’t know what to do. Or maybe offered a sacrifice to a pagan god.

These people make me sick, as they turn every endearing virtue into a supposed negative.


15 posted on 01/10/2010 5:09:29 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Steve Schmidt is a democrat mole.


16 posted on 01/10/2010 5:11:07 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
McCain had planned to name Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.

This is the point where the story falls apart.

17 posted on 01/10/2010 5:11:07 PM PST by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is nothing wrong with recognizing the Almighty still acts in this World and has a special place in His heart for the United States and will act to ensure the survival of our Nation.


18 posted on 01/10/2010 5:12:24 PM PST by RogerQ
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To: eclecticEel

“McCain had planned to name Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.”

THAT was the Devils plan!


19 posted on 01/10/2010 5:13:14 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, islam will cover the earth with darkness for a thousand years.)
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To: muawiyah

In Sarah’s case it was most likely God’s Plan as commonly understood in the American evangelical subculture. As in “God always knew this would happen and I’m trusting him whatever happens next.” But depend on the media to imply that she was saying God’s a Republican who somehow got control of John McCain.


20 posted on 01/10/2010 5:13:55 PM PST by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Number one, she’s right. And number two, Obama believes the same thing — that he is the destined one. The one with the miraculous gift to sway the minds of people. He has mentioned that ‘gift’ and his sense of destiny again and again.

I’ve read her book, she is the anti-thesis to thesis Obama. Nemesis to his hubris.

George Washington felt his career was guided and protected by Providence — so to Lincoln, if not most other Presidents.

So should we all feel, for that’s true — but like Sarah and her ethos of doing it rather than having it do you — only by our concreted action in harmony with Providence do we gain grace. Either way — or any way — with the plan, against the plan or ignorant of the plan — the plan goes forward.


21 posted on 01/10/2010 5:16:50 PM PST by bvw
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To: Genoa
But depend on the media to imply that she was saying God’s a Republican who somehow got control of John McCain.

She sure as hell wasn't mistaking John McCain with God.

22 posted on 01/10/2010 5:16:52 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Puppage

Since when do we call someone a “religious zealot” just for acting like a normal Christian?


23 posted on 01/10/2010 5:16:56 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Liberals are just creative enough to fall into their own intellectual trap.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“McCain had planned to name Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.”

God's plan or not...this is why McCain is never to be trusted.

24 posted on 01/10/2010 5:16:58 PM PST by MarketR
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m not sure whether Steve Schmidt knows Who God is.


25 posted on 01/10/2010 5:19:08 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

McCain picking Palin’s the only reason why McCain didn’t lose by millions more. Liebermann would not have gotten hardly any votes for McCain.


26 posted on 01/10/2010 5:19:28 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It’s good to know that the commie ‘RATS at “60 Minutes” are still terrified of her.

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And the GOP cadre. Damnation and oblivion to them both.


27 posted on 01/10/2010 5:19:52 PM PST by Psalm 144 (What did you think NEW WORLD ORDER meant? The Constitution? States' rights? Individual liberty?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She makes it quite clear in “Going Rogue” that she didn’t think much of Schmidt!


28 posted on 01/10/2010 5:20:22 PM PST by NRPM (America again in 2010!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

to a person of faith, EVERYTHING is part of G-d’s plan

nothing shocking here... unless her faith is the shocking part


29 posted on 01/10/2010 5:20:30 PM PST by sten
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow. Just wow. Perhaps little stevie should read Sarah’s book. She said that in looking at the majesty of what God had created in Alaska’s beauty, she realized that God must have had a plan for all of us tiny little people that he created. (poorly paraphrased). Her faith in God gave her the grace to accept what was presented. What the heck did schmitt want her to do, start giggling?


30 posted on 01/10/2010 5:20:46 PM PST by lovesdogs
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To: Puppage

(Unless we’re being sarcastic.)


31 posted on 01/10/2010 5:21:20 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Liberals are just creative enough to fall into their own intellectual trap.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The whole idea is that you can be calm in a storm because God is watching over everything. That’s one reason I am so anti Mitt, Mormonism is a religion of acts not grace (its up to you to do what it takes to become a god on your planet through feverish good works - even Romneycare). Atheism is also a religion based on acts, there’s no one looking out for you. Sounds like Schmidt believes Palin should be scared out of her wits to be in the presence of the man McCain - someone who falls way short of godhood


32 posted on 01/10/2010 5:24:44 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I watched it. They did all they could to “expose” her as being totally incompetent and in way, way over her head. It’s going to be a very ugly political season. Much more so than usual.


33 posted on 01/10/2010 5:28:49 PM PST by GBA
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

He also has a gay sister and dislikes Palin for not supporting gay marriage... I think McCain said he was against it, too... but his daughter actively promotes it so it could be lip service from Johnny Mac...


34 posted on 01/10/2010 5:29:48 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah and the Founding Fathers believed America was God’s plan. It may in fact be God’s plan to wipe out the left and its media minions!!


35 posted on 01/10/2010 5:32:03 PM PST by timetostand (defund the Federal monster! Proud member of the party of NO!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Steve Schmidt, remember him? The stinking, steaming pile that AP takes a handfull of when they want to smear someone.


36 posted on 01/10/2010 5:40:21 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Cicero
"I’m not sure whether Steve Schmidt knows Who God is."

He will.

37 posted on 01/10/2010 5:42:54 PM PST by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What is it with McCain’s Staff? Are they all just back biting SOBs, or are they following McCain’s wishes?


38 posted on 01/10/2010 5:43:03 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Genoa

That’s right. If you are not a Christian, it would not make sense. Just exposes the writer.


39 posted on 01/10/2010 5:48:01 PM PST by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a piece of Schmidt this Steve guy is. Is he an atheist?


40 posted on 01/10/2010 6:11:39 PM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I get the impression, which is strengthened by Sarah’s book, that McCain is kind of a turkey. Sarah ALWAYS speaks favorably of McCain. But it’s clear that he doesn’t really control his campaign. His staff does—and a mysterious HQ that sends down commands from above, which everyone just has to obey.

What is this “HQ”? The RNC? George Soros? Donald Duck? Who on earth knows. But McCain seemed to be perfectly happy letting it tell him what to do.


41 posted on 01/10/2010 6:14:06 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Everything is God’s plan more or less.

we sure need one and she fits my bill


42 posted on 01/10/2010 6:17:02 PM PST by wardaddy (Ole Miss beat Oklahoma State....and Bama is #1.....it's good to be from Dixie...cold though)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s also God’s plan that Steve Schmidt is a lousy political campaign manager.


43 posted on 01/10/2010 6:23:16 PM PST by TADSLOS (Nigerian Crotch Bombers are U.S. Citizens too!- B. Obama)
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To: wardaddy

Dont worry. We will all have the last laugh over this thing, on Election Evening, 2012. The libs will be crying out to Baal or Satan or whomever it is they have thrown THEIR lot in with.


44 posted on 01/10/2010 6:28:03 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Obama outsourcing his "Reichstag Fire" to foreign Islamoterrorists now on or heading to US soil?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boy, that schmidt is a prick/jackass. He just won’t leave Palin alone.

He’s trying to lose the next election since he was the one who blew the last one.


45 posted on 01/10/2010 6:35:59 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: wardaddy

“Not even a sparrow falls to the ground without God knowing...”


46 posted on 01/10/2010 6:38:04 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

59 Minutes is a GARBAGE show, peddling liberal lie after liberal lie every week.


47 posted on 01/10/2010 6:40:04 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Genoa

Yes, Palin says in her book, that she turned her life over to Christ and what happens is his will. The Christian believes that God has a plan for every human being. Shocker.


48 posted on 01/10/2010 6:43:51 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Contact info:

Steve Schmidt, Partner

sschmidt@mercuryllc.com

1414 K Street, 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

P 916 444-1380
F 916 265-1869


49 posted on 01/10/2010 6:59:21 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Genoa

“Evangelical subculture”???


50 posted on 01/10/2010 7:00:29 PM PST by copwife (All God's creatures have a place in the choir!)
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