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Inside the Surprising McCain-Palin Friendship (McCain's newest "apprentice") (BARF ALERT)
The Daily Beast ^ | 2010-03-26 | Shushannah Walshe

Posted on 03/26/2010 10:41:48 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

As the former running mates prepare to campaign together for the first time since 2008, sources familiar with them say they have chatty, personal phone calls and remain friendly even though Palin attacked many of McCain’s loyal staffers. Shushannah Walshe takes us inside their relationship and what it means for McCain’s campaign.

This weekend John McCain and Sarah Palin are bringing the band back together and hitting the road in support of the Arizona senator’s reelection battle. On Friday, there will be a rally and picnic in Tucson followed by a private fundraiser. The next day, the former presidential ticket will be campaigning in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa. The campaign expects 1,000 people at each rally to see the duo back together.

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A close friend and adviser to McCain would not describe their relationship since the campaign as still that of mentor and apprentice, although it may have started that way in August 2008.

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McCain’s goal is clear: Win the GOP primary and retain his Senate seat and calling in his old running mate may just get him one step closer to that objective. As one former adviser put it, “He is single-mindedly focused on destroying Hayworth and hates his guts and believes Palin will help him do that.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 2facemccain; anklebiters; az2010; forkedtongue; mccain; mccainantihayworth; mccainantiteaparty; mccainmutiny; palin; palin4mccain; palinsasellout; phony3dollarbill; rememberpowsmias; rino; rinopukes; romneyasshats; romneyasswipes; romneyshushannah; sarahisateaser; saramnesty; treachery; vietnam; votehaworth

1 posted on 03/26/2010 10:41:48 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Now that “JOHN” is no longer needed, hook him back up with Palin to bring Palin down.


2 posted on 03/26/2010 10:45:01 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: rabscuttle385

Palin is remaining loyal to the man that had the courage to put her in the national spotlight.

I suppose the more Mavericky thing to do would be to support Hayworth. She’s in a tough position.


3 posted on 03/26/2010 10:50:03 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: rabscuttle385

“McCain’s goal is clear: Win the GOP primary and retain his Senate seat”

Yes. So he can run AGAIN for President.

Don’t you think he deserves it?

If McCain gets renominated, forget Palin as a serious candidate - you can stick a fork in her - she’s done.


4 posted on 03/26/2010 10:52:07 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: rabscuttle385

Sarah Palin saved Juan McAmnesty from the most embarrassing lost of any presidential candidate in history.


5 posted on 03/26/2010 10:52:11 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: rabscuttle385

John McCain’s last attempt to destroy the conservative party is to drag Palin into his blood sucking campaign.
I hope JD stomps him, I can’t vote for JD, but I’ve sent him two donations.

What is it with the OLD PITIFUL SENATORS. They just won’t go away. The DIE in office. Bird, Kennedy, Spector, McCain, Etc, Etc... How Pitiful, and Sad that your life is being called Senator.

John, just go Away....


6 posted on 03/26/2010 10:57:30 AM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: ZULU

If McCain is renominated, you can still a fork in ALL of us, Because america will be done.

2010 has to be a landslide win for conservatives, followed by another landslide win in 2012. Otherwise, we’ll me a socialist, euro style country in a death sprial.

This really is our last chance. I’ve given money to 5 conservatives around the country already.

JD is among that group.


7 posted on 03/26/2010 11:04:42 AM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Robbin

You are right, and that is why Sarah Palin can go back to Anchorage and watch the Russians across the Straits. I no longer have any respect for her.

And the sad thing is, if the McManiac DOES get re-elected with her help, he’’l slap her nithe face and walk away - that is the McMcain way.


8 posted on 03/26/2010 11:08:28 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: Robbin
I sooooo agree with this comment you made.

we are looking in the wrong direction for help. God is Sovereign. He is in control. He tells us the t way to live and blesses those that are obedient. America has gone downhill every since taking God and prayer out of schools, sex and drugs and rock and roll, legalized abortions, and now are destroying the marriage between a man and a woman, endorsing homosexuality, forgetting to praise God for the blessings of the last 70 years plus. In truth we deserve to reap the result of the the acts we have sown ... and it looks as if He is allowing it. How else to wake us up and turn us back to Him? How soon we forget.

God forgive us for our offenses against You, show mercy on Your people and America, help us to be pleasing before You, in Jesus name, amen.

9 posted on 03/26/2010 11:17:41 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Seems like Sarah has done her duty to Juan. Time to be busy next time he calls.

If this keeps going on, I for one will start to see Sarah in a changing and less flattering light.


10 posted on 03/26/2010 11:20:43 AM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: geologist

In the meantime: does anyone know if FOX or C-Span are going to cover the rally?


11 posted on 03/26/2010 11:22:13 AM PDT by WVNan (I hate the liberal news corpse..)
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To: TexasCajun

>Sarah saaved John McAmnesty.....<

And, in return he is going to ruin her! Come on, Sarah, Send money to J.D. Hayworth - Hey, he e is WORTH it!


12 posted on 03/26/2010 11:22:54 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: rabscuttle385

13 posted on 03/26/2010 11:37:13 AM PDT by Uncle Ivan (Alea iacta est)
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To: ZULU

That’s funny! You never had any respect for Palin, don’t LIE and act like you were pro Palin BEFORE this terrible affront. Even JD acknowledges that she has to do it. If we take back the house and Senate, it’s going to be with Palin’s help and hard work. Spare me your feinted support, go back and vote for Mitt or Huck, which is who you supported the whole time.

I’ll Stick with Sarah.


14 posted on 03/26/2010 11:41:25 AM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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Erm, Shusannah (sp?) Walshe???

Co-author of hit book “Sarah from Alaska?”

Writer who stopped 8-year-old Piper Palin as she walked home from school to get info. about her Mom?

Why are we treating her story as if it is a serious piece of journalism?


15 posted on 03/26/2010 11:48:31 AM PDT by hrh40
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To: hrh40

And when I typed “hit” book, I did not mean hit as in 2.6 million sold (that would be Going Rogue).

I meant “hit” as in hit piece expanded into a hit book...


16 posted on 03/26/2010 11:49:54 AM PDT by hrh40
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To: Retired Greyhound
Sarah had no choice...we have a choice and that is to give money to J.D.... it is up to the people of AZ to vote McCain out..
17 posted on 03/26/2010 12:11:13 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Robbin

PLEASEEEEEEE.

I had Sarah on my desktop. She is hot. She likes guns and hunting, that’s great. The only reason I voted for that rat McCain is because of her.

As for Huckelberry and/or Mitty, forget them too. Hucklebee can’t win - that issue with the pardon killed him. The Health Care Debacle in Massachusetts put the final nail in RINO Romney’s coffin.

If Palin can’t redeem herself, there are other lurking out there - Cantor, Jindhal, Marco Rubio, DeMint, Pence and others.

The same old faces need to go because the same old facces helped put the Marxist Muslim in the Oval Office.


18 posted on 03/26/2010 1:07:18 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: rabscuttle385

““He is single-mindedly focused on destroying Hayworth and hates his guts and believes Palin will help him do that.””

What???? John McCain HATES???? His supporters say he’s such a sweetheart. He has no reason to hate J.D. Hayworth. McCain thrives on hate. He’s an angry old fool.


19 posted on 03/26/2010 4:24:48 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: ZULU

I’m with you.

I’m about over Palin. Less than two years of playing “Big Boy Politics” and she’s already just another typical politician.


20 posted on 03/26/2010 7:49:33 PM PDT by Marie (Obama seems to think that Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel since Camp David, not King David)
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To: rabscuttle385
John McCain's Whimsical World of Conservatism
Food for thought for the George Soros, Teressa Heinz Kerry, Tides Foundation et al  wing of the Republican Party.

1958/00/00 McCain graduates from Annapolis, 894th out of a class of 898.  McCain had conflicts with higher-ups, and he was disinclined to obey every rule.
1958/00/00 McCain loses the first of five aircraft he will lose over the period of his career as a Naval Pilot, contributing to him becoming a reverse Ace.  Poore states circa 1960.  Article here states 1958.  Ace McCain 
1960/00/00 McCain graduates from flight training.  He is required to do six arrested landings aboard the Training Aircraft Carrier, the USS Antietam, in the Gulf of Mexico to be certified.  He completes two.
1979/04/00 McCain meets Cindy Hensley.  She is 24, he is 42.  They start dating shortly thereafter. "I persuaded her to join me for drinks at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. By the evening's end, I was in love."  Source: Dan Norwicki and Bill Muller LINK
1980/01/07 McCain officially ended cohabiting with Carol his first wife according to court documents.
1980/02/19 McCain sues Carol his first wife for divorce. Ronald and Nancy Reagan are not amused and rush to Carol's aid. Ed Meese and others step in to help Carol with jobs and lodging.
1980/03/06 McCain obtains marriage license to marry Cindy Hensley
1980/04/02 McCain's divorce to Carol is granted  (Carol does not contest this divorce, and doesn't enter into the procedings at all)
1980/05/17 McCain marries Cindy Hensley
1982/00/00 McCain enters Congress, with his family accepts first of nine trips some aboard Keating's leer jet, three of which include stayovers at Keating's Caribbean resort (goes unreported for up to 7 years)
1983/09/28 McCain joins 26 other Republicans to vote with the Majority Party Congressional Democrats to demand U.S. Troops exit Lebanon, winds up on the losing side
1986/04/00 McCain's wife Cindy and her father invest $359,100 in a Charles Keating strip mall
1987/00/00 McCain has received $112,000 by this time for Congressional and Senate campaigns, from Charles Keating, his relatives, and his employees, the largest amount to any Keating 5 member
1987/04/02 McCain joins four Democrats to intercede on behalf of his S&L Owner friend Keating with Ed Gray, chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and also banking regulators (2 meetings)
1988/02/11 McCain votes to affirm Anthony Kennedy as a justice for the SCOTUS
1989/00/00 McCain discloses Keating trips as his involvement in the S&L scandal breaks, reimbursing $13,433.00 with no repercussions as late as seven years after the fact
1990/10/02 McCain votes to Confirm Justice David H. Souter from New Hampshire to be an Associate Justice on the SCOTUS Court
1993/01/13 McCain and John Kerry release the Select Committee report urging the MIA issue be put to rest so that Vietnam could be granted normalized relations with the U.S., over objections by MIA family and veterans groups.  Video1  Video2  ( I do not endorse all of the information presented in video1 here.  The video does touch on a number of topics, and I think most are germane )  If I could have found video that contained most of this information without touching on McCain's POW experience I would have posted it instead.  Still, there are parts of McCain's POW experience that are troubling.  I'd just rather not go there.  Video2 shows how one MIA family rep is treated, confirming some of the reports in Video1.
1993/08/10 McCain joins the Democrats and most Republicans voting to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the worst justice on the court today.  Three Republicans vote Nay.
1993/10/10 McCain co-sponsors an unsuccessful bill to cut off funding of United States troops in Somalia
1994/07/24 McCain joins with the Democrats to confirm nominee Stephen Breyer to be an Associate Justice on the SCOTUS.  Nine Senators voted Nay...
1995/09/07 McCain/Feingold first start pushing for and submitting bills for Campaign Finance Reform, and although it crashes and burns a number of times, they dogedly keep reintroducing revamped legislation for that purpose Feingold
1997/00/00 McCain leads the opposition to the Coats Amendment, preventing government funded fetal tissue research ( derived from "a legal act" [abortion] )  Amendment defeated!
1999/04/02 McCain advocates sending our ground troops into the Balkins.
1999/08/19 McCain stated, "Certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe vs. Wade,"
2000/00/00 McCain joins Democrat Russ Feingold to introduce Campaign Finance Reform, an effort funded by George Soros  Article
2000/00/00 McCain was the keynote speaker at the ultra-liberal Philadelphia convention sponsored by George Soros while John F. Kerry keynoted at another Soros event on the same day...
2000/11/20 McCain participates in the production of a gun control spot for Oregon's Proposition Five.  (Circa this date, prior to the November election.)  Article
2001/00/00 McCain founded the Reform Institute funded by George Soros' Open Society Institute, Teresa Heinz Kerry's Tides Foundation, several other non-profits.  CapnsQtrs  Malkin WND  Contains information on Juan Hernandez and numerous McCain Campaign staff from 2000, that found potitions at the Reform Institute  Contains information on who funded McCain's efforts on Campaign Finance Reform, Comprehansive Immigration Reform and a number of Global Warming bills listed in this timeline
2001/05/15 McCain introduces the Gun Show Loophole bill S890, with Carper, Lieberman, DeWine, Clinton, and Schumer co/sponsoring. Analysis
2002/03/27 McCain/Feingold Campaign Finance Reform is enacted, becomes law 2003 01 01
2003/03/18 McCain takes the floor of the Senate to speak out against Bush tax cuts.
2003/03/19 McCain joins Democrats to vote against drilling in ANWR
2003/10/30 McCain joins Lieberman again, this time to introduce the Climate Stewardship Act (Gorebal worming et al) it falls short in the Senate vote on this day  Thomas  Bill S139  LINK
2003/10/30 McCain Lieberman bill is addressed by Kit Bond
2004/03/10 McCain states he would entertain an offer to be John Kerry's Vice-President, but doesn't see a realistic scenario where he would be asked.  Later denies he would leave the Republican party.  YouTube
2004/03/18 McCain Defends John Kerry on Defense matters
2004/03/30 McCain joins Lieberman again, this time to introduce another Climate Warming bill with ten Democrat and ten Repbulican cosigners.
2004/04/02 McCain states, "I believe my party has gone astray, I think the Democratic Party is a fine party, and I have no problems with it, in their views and their philosophy, but I also feel the Republican Party can be brought back to the principles I articulated before."
2006/04/04 McCain offers anybody in the crowd $50 an hour to pick lettuce in Arizona. Shouts of protest rose from the crowd, with some accepting McCain’s job offer. “I’ll take it!” one man shouted. McCain supporting guest worker program
2004/06/04 McCain signs letter with 58 Senators, "We write to urge you (President Bush) to expand the current federal policy concerning embryonic stem cell research."
2004/08/05 McCain announces he deplores the Swift Boat adds against Senator John Kerry, and asks the White House to refute them  LINK2
2005/00/00 McCain resigns from the Reform Institute he founded with George Soros.  His top advisors remain on the Reform Institute payroll, making big dollars.
2005/01/28 McCain declares, "I want us in the ICC (International Criminal Court)", but I would like to see more safeguards first
2005/05/12 McCain joins Ted Kennedy to introduce McCain/Kennedy immigration legislation that would wind up making illegal immigrants citizens
2005/05/24 McCain joins 13 other Republican and Democrat Senators to form the Gang of 14, foolishly opting to preserve an undemocratic Senate rule instead of following the Constitution and historical precedent.  Analysis1  Analysis2  Analysis3
2006/02/20 McCain addresses immigration reform ralley of mixed group including SEIU and ACORN(in support of immigration reform bill) by saying, "What makes America special is what's in this room tonight." additional video
2006/04/28
McCain states, "I would rather have a clean government than one where quote First Amendment rights are being respected that has become corrupt."
2006/09/06 McCain joins Dole to write op-ed for the Washington Post, states in part, "We should publicly remind Khartoum that the International Criminal Court has jurisdiction to prosecute war crimes..."
2006/12/01 McCain writes letter to the incoming defense secretary Robert Gates stating Airbus Government subsidy issue "may risk eliminating competition before bids are submitted,..." The Air Force changed the criteria four days later, eliminating subsidy consideration.  As of 2008/03/11, top current advisers to Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign last year lobbied for a European plane maker that beat Boeing to a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract, taking sides in a bidding fight that McCain has tried to referee for more than five years.  Two of the advisers gave up their lobbying work when they joined McCain's campaign. A third, former Texas Rep. Tom Loeffler, lobbied for the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. while serving as McCain's national finance chairman.
2007/02/05 McCain joins Joseph Lieberman to introduce the Climate Stewardship and Innovation Act.  See related energy tax analysis here 2008/01/10
2007/02/17 McCain states he will close Guantanamo Bay terrorist detainment center on his first day in office  Video  (same as date link on the left)
2007/03/22 McCain gets the pledged support of Chuck and Sue Cobb, Jeb Bush's Florida Director of the Free Trade of the Americas Agreement effort
2007/06/00 McCain joins Baldwin, Shays and Meehan to file an amicus brief against the Wisconsin Right to Life organization  brief  The wrong side of a pro-life issue, helping pro-abort Feingold
2007/06/18 McCain's Gitmo problem, close the base, grant some Geneva Convention status reserved for lawful combatants, stop water boarding...
2007/10/25 McCain still wants us to sign the L.O.S.T. treaty in time, but does have concerns over sovereignty issues.
2007/12/17 McCain gets the Boston Globe's endorsement in the Republican Primaries
2008/01/10 McCain Lieberman energy tax is addressed in National Review.  Intoduced here 2007/02/05
2008/01/16 McCain's Top 10 Class-Warfare Arguments Against Tax Cuts Human Events touches on them all here.  He's sounding like a Democrat again...
2008/01/25 McCain gets the New York Times' endorsement in the Republican Primaries
2008/01/25 McCain and Hillary share a lot of political views says Bill Clinton.  No comment from the McCain camp.  YouTube
2008/02/03 McCain gets the Los Angeles Times' endorsement in the Republican Primaries
2008/03/00 McCain makes his first attempt to tell a state (North Carolina) Republican Party what to do.  The RNC joins him.  (North Caroline tells him to pond sand)
2008/03/24 McCain hires Meg Whiteman to cochair his Presidential campaign.  Whiteman is another wishy washy at best Independent, who has donated to leftist candidates and still doesn't have a clue what side to come down on with regard to illegal immigration.  She is leaning toward running for Governor in California and being courted by it's Republican leadership.  Links to CalCowGirl's comments regarding Whiteman's donations.  Article above.
2008/03/26 McCain speech to the World Affairs Council, Europe may get veto power over some of our foreign policy...
2008/03/26 McCains, John and Cindy telegraph support for the independent state of Kosovo.  Cliff Kincaid at AIM comments...
2008/04/08 McCain casts last Senate vote during his Presidential Campaign.  By the EOBD 06/30/08, he has missed 373 votes or 61.8% of the Senate votes in the 110th Congress.  His has cast one vote since 03/14/08.  It was on April 8th.  LINK
2008/05/09 McCain's interview with O'Reilly... I won't drill in ANWR... it's pretty... I'm an environmentalist.  (note: there's a good chance he may have an environMental disorder)
2008/05/12 McCain Joins the Goreball Worming Cult, sounding more like Al Gore every day...  McCain's Oregon add Video
2008/05/13 McCain takes an Environmental walk, with the leader of the Cascade Land Conservancy... (another series of fruit loop moments)
2008/05/15 McCain states he will appoint Democrats to his administration, during a Republican teleconference and during a Columbus stump speech
2008/05/27 McCain announces support for severe cutbacks on our nuclear weapons, withdrawing battlefield nukes from Europe and giving our nuclear waste to an international body
2008/06/04 McCain states, "I disagreed strongly with the Bush administration's mismanagement of the war in Iraq."
2008/06/14 McCain tells Clinton supporters they should back him because he voted for Ginsberg and Breyer  Said this to Conservatives on 2008/05/07
2008/06/18 McCain joins Barack Obama today in signing on to sponsor Joseph Bidens Global HIV/AIDS bill.  This monstrosity would cost the U.S. in excess of $50 Billion dollars of taxpayer money  S.2731
2008/06/21 McCain and Obama are to address open borders group in Los Angeles on July 18th, 2008, Communists and worst of U.S. Illeagal Alien appologist groups...  It was announced on this date.
2008/06/21 McCain and team realize he has so little credibility on judicial appointments, that they announce he will let Fred Thompson vet his judges.  That's 06/21/08's version of truth...
2008/06/28 McCain declares, "I will make comprehensive immigration reform my “top priority,” during my first 100 days in office.  He assures Latino leaders that they will have an ally in the White House.  As of this date, Conservatives know they won't have one.
2008/07/03 McCain Allies Find Financing Loopholes, Governors' Fund Recruits Big Donors; Bid to Catch Obama  LINK  Another do as I say, not as I do moment.  Well, a long series of moments over time would be more like it.
2008/07/16 McCain and Obama's cosponsored (Joe Biden Originated) Global HIV/AIDS bill passes the Senate in a vote of 80 to 16.  It now has to go back to the House for reconsiliation.  Bush actively lobbied for this $50 billion dollar monstrosity.  S.2731
2008/10/10 McCain states Obama is a decent person and you don't need to be scared of him being president. Video1  Tells folks to be respectful of Obama. He respects Okama and his accomplishments.
Video2
2008/11/20 McCain supports Barack Obama's pick of Gov. Janet Napolitano as director of homeland security
2009/07/01 McCain's camp gets skewered by Tammy Bruce in her commentary titled, "McCain's Camp Praises Sanford and Trashes Palin?"
2009/07/12 McCain plans to lead an effort to reverse the decision in committee that would add $1.7 billion for 12 additional F-22s next year. 
2009/07/13 McCain, in an unusual alliance with the Obama administration, moved Monday to eliminate $1.75 billion recently inserted into the proposed 2010 defense budget for more (F22) fighter jets from Lockheed Martin.
2009/07/14 McCain backs Obama on F-22 cuts, but advocates vow fight
2009/07/21 McCain gives credit to President Obama for standing firm, on cutting F22 funding
2009/09/24 McCain Palin break on F-22 cuts
2009/10/21 McCain says, “I haven’t looked at him that carefully because I haven’t been around,” regarding Arpaio’s well-publicized exploits in the Phoenix area, when asked what he thought of him. However McCain had known enough about
Arpaio around 2004 to back Mesa police Cmdr. Dan Saban over him.
2009/10/25 McCain defends Obama against Cheney's comments on his Afghanistan dithering, calls for unity with president
2009/11/18 McCain defends campaign staff against Palin
2009/12/02 McCain criticizes Obama for proposal to cut Medicare to fund health care, but fourteen months ago... this.
2009/12/06 McCain defends Palin while referring to her as irrelevent, then lauds her work
2010/01/10 McCain Strategist Schmidt trashes Palin, says McCain had planned to name Lieberman as his VP choice in 2008
2010/01/20 McCain coopts Palin for his own purposes.
2010/01/21 McCain and Brown meet, McCain's office... coopting alert
2010/01/21 McCain/Feingold Finance Reform takes big hit from SCOTUS, as Conservatives had first predicted Malkin
2010/01/22 McCain coopts Brown for his own purposes. Conservatives: Beware of McCain Regression Syndrome
2010/01/23 McCain's PAC supports California's former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina for U. S. Senate, likes Jessie Jackson and gender politics.
2010/01/26 McCain, U.S. Supreme Court overturns bulk of McCain/Feingold Act (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)
2010/01/26 McCain, Bayh team up on spending freeze bill to back Obama, and to grant him line item veto.
2010/02/03 McCain introduces the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010.  Bill S3002.  The U.S. Government and the pharmaceutical industry have been trying for decades to clamp down on dietary supplements, to protect people from God knows what, to reduce competition with their medications, and also to gain market share in this arena.
2010/03/24 McCain joins other Senators to form a caucus on Global Internet Freedom.  While sounding rather benign, McCain's past inability to see things clearly, causes concern regarding any effort he decides to become a part of, especially if it's as important as a tool of freedom of speech.  One can only wonder if this will come back to haunt us like so many other things he's become involved in have.
2010/03/25 McCain calls for civility in debate over the Health Care bill, echos Democrats call for peace.  RNC head Steele refuses to buy in.
2010/03/26 McCain is taken to task by Andrew C. McCarthy in a commentary titled, "the Mark of McCain".  It seems McCain offered (and Graham was involved too) an amendment that had terrible ramifications, in all likelihood leading to the release of Mohamedou Slahi, one of the 9/11 plotters.  Read the detailed summary at the link.
2010/03/26 McCain, even the L.A. Times has his number.  They herald his movement to the right.  They also touch on how McCain coopted (my term, not theirs) Palin and Brown for his benefit.
2010/03/26 McCain calls in his favors from Palin, and she spends the day lavishing praise on him at appearances and on FoxNews' "On the Record", with Greta Van Susteren.

v 2010/03/27

21 posted on 03/27/2010 2:38:25 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Novemberrrrrr.... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2477039/posts?page=16#16)
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To: DoughtyOne

Too often, I’ve seen the argument that with what Obama is doing, this or that liberal Republican could be nominated and elected. ...looks like a race to the bottom.


22 posted on 03/27/2010 3:00:55 AM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: familyop

I agree with that. As for head-on elections, look what we lofted last time.


23 posted on 03/27/2010 3:27:17 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Novemberrrrrr.... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2477039/posts?page=16#16)
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To: Marie
Interesting.

Today Larry Cudlow (spelling?) was praising both Palin and McCain on his show.

Cudlow knows economics pretty well, but I think he is a social moderate and politically naive.

He said McCain has been doing a great job of attacking Obama’s Reign of Misrule and Palin should be praised for her loyalty. He said McCain had “improved” and “learned a lot”.

Hence Cudlow’s political naivete. But then Cudlow never had a problem with the army of illegal invaders coming into America and thought they were good for the economy.

As for McCain's having “learned” anything - RUBBISH. This is vintage McCain - run like a conservative and then act like a Lib, sucking up to the media and the Dems when he gets elected. Look at that swine of a daughter of his - a REAL lib. The apple never falls far from the tree.

While Palin’s loyalty may be commended, her common sense is seriously defective. If elected, McCain will turn on her in a second, as his he did through his staff after he lost the election.

A scorpion never changes its personality.

24 posted on 03/27/2010 8:41:06 PM PDT by ZULU
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