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Anonymous attacks, claims follow Palin home (Palin reprimanded for calling Rush)
Anchorage Daily News ^

Posted on 11/07/2008 6:14:51 AM PST by mathwhizz

Stapleton said some campaign staff members controlled Palin too tightly, keeping her from the press and admonishing her when she made calls to radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and others.

"Instead of just letting her be who she wanted to be they still felt this need to control. ...There were a few times where she actually did sneak in phone calls and was reprimanded for picking up the phone and placing a few calls on her own," Stapleton said.

"She felt that she really did want to go out and speak and get out there more. One of them was to (the Daily News). There were a number of times where she reached out and really wanted to speak and she was told she needed to follow the script and she needed to follow what they wanted her to do and that wasn't in the plan."

Stapleton said Palin called the staff of Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly. But the campaign got wind of it and told her O'Reilly had canceled the interview, which wasn't true.

Randy Scheunemann, McCain's foreign policy aide, contacted the Daily News at Stapleton's request Thursday and defended the governor. He praised Palin and said anonymous attacks from other staffers are "disappointing and dishonorable."

"It's really amazing, I think it's unprecedented in terms of presidential politics to have this level of vindictiveness and pettiness. It's like these people fell out of favor with a middle school 14-year-old girls' clique. It's really unbelievable," Scheunemann said.

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Email Rush about this!!!!
1 posted on 11/07/2008 6:14:52 AM PST by mathwhizz
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To: mathwhizz

More anomymous “sources” and rumors.


2 posted on 11/07/2008 6:17:21 AM PST by Cedric
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To: mathwhizz

O’Reilly needs to know about this as well.


3 posted on 11/07/2008 6:17:24 AM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative (Our party is at war. and those who do not support Palin will be backed into the ocean.)
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To: mathwhizz

Nick-hole Wallace was chatting with Mutt Lower this morning.
These people are recognizing are throughly they are going to be screwed.
Good for us!


4 posted on 11/07/2008 6:17:48 AM PST by fortunate sun (Proud Palinista!)
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To: fortunate sun; All

Nick-hole Wallace was chatting with Mutt Lower this morning.
These people are recognizing HOW throughly they are going to be screwed.
Good for us!

edit -— apologies


5 posted on 11/07/2008 6:19:02 AM PST by fortunate sun (Proud Palinista!)
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To: fortunate sun

I hope Sarah goes on with O’Reilly Monday evening and tells the truth.


6 posted on 11/07/2008 6:19:02 AM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative (Our party is at war. and those who do not support Palin will be backed into the ocean.)
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To: mathwhizz

Sarah actually had the gall to believe that the McCain campaign really wanted to win.


7 posted on 11/07/2008 6:19:13 AM PST by randita (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: mathwhizz

That paper from San Fran reported today that Palin answered the door clad only in a towel! Tomorrow they will have her answering the door naked!


8 posted on 11/07/2008 6:19:36 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: fortunate sun

“Nick-hole Wallace was chatting with Mutt Lower this morning.
These people are recognizing are throughly they are going to be screwed.
Good for us!”

Any more details? Trapped in work, plus I have no desire to put on that drivel..


9 posted on 11/07/2008 6:20:10 AM PST by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: fortunate sun

Wel;l whadevah ~


10 posted on 11/07/2008 6:20:17 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: mathwhizz

McCain was in losing mode when Palin bucked their defeatism. McCain, probably on the advice of staffers, gave up Michigan. Palin said, “Send me!” I never thought McCain was a loser (thought a lot of things about him, but not that.) but I think he had a loser mentality advising him. These are the same rats jumping the ship the day before the election leaking stuff about Palin. Rats like these are professional political staffers who, when their candidate begins to go down, are looking for their next job. Part of that process is to NOT let the blame for the loss be pinned on them. Thus the Palin blameshifting.


11 posted on 11/07/2008 6:20:34 AM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: mathwhizz

Good grief. These are the people who were going to be in the White House as Republicans? I really wish that Newt would step up and take back control of this party behind the scene. He has tremendous ability to build coalitions. This RINO/Moderate stuff has to stop immediately.


12 posted on 11/07/2008 6:20:42 AM PST by trtdenver (Email ABCNEWS at once)
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To: mathwhizz; All

When are you people gonna stop falling for this?


13 posted on 11/07/2008 6:21:02 AM PST by Cedric
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To: mathwhizz
"It's really amazing, I think it's unprecedented in terms of presidential politics to have this level of vindictiveness and pettiness. It's like these people fell out of favor with a middle school 14-year-old girls' clique. It's really unbelievable," Scheunemann said."

Thank you Randy Scheunemann! I hope some other people will have the guts and decency to stand up against this loathsome onslaught of anonymous petty attacks.

14 posted on 11/07/2008 6:22:01 AM PST by Enchante (Mediascum subjected Joe the Plumber to stuff we're not allowed to do to terrorists!!)
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To: GQuagmire; All

I didn’t really listen, my wife puts it on as background noise in the morning. I could tell she was lying though, her lips were moving.


15 posted on 11/07/2008 6:22:44 AM PST by fortunate sun (Proud Palinista!)
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To: trtdenver

Palin is probably the only one who could have brought evangelicals and South Park Republicans together. LOL


16 posted on 11/07/2008 6:22:48 AM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative (Our party is at war. and those who do not support Palin will be backed into the ocean.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

But according to a lot of people on this site, Bill O’Reilly was supporting and assisting the trashing of Ms. Palin. Open your eyes and ears people, just don’t react.


17 posted on 11/07/2008 6:22:55 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: mathwhizz

If any of this is true and not part of the cleanup by Bomber and CO., then the GOP is on life support.

The truth is McLame would have had trouble carrying even AZ without Sarah and Joe the Plumber. The people responsible for these articles must be exposed and expelled or there will be no more GOP. The socialists can carry on with glee. McCain needs to either come out and denounce these people in no uncertain terms or get on the other side of the isle.


18 posted on 11/07/2008 6:24:50 AM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Bill O’Reilly DOES know.


19 posted on 11/07/2008 6:26:12 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Cedric

If you have something substantive to say then please say it.


20 posted on 11/07/2008 6:28:22 AM PST by Enchante (Mediascum subjected Joe the Plumber to stuff we're not allowed to do to terrorists!!)
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To: fortunate sun

I knew it.

First, it’s, “Why won’t they deny it” now it’s, “I don’t believe their denials”.

Whose side are you on?


21 posted on 11/07/2008 6:30:32 AM PST by Cedric
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To: mathwhizz
"was reprimanded for picking up the phone and placing a few calls on her own

How on earth can mere aides reprimand the Governor of a state and Vice Presidential nominee of the Republican Party? McBush's people truly must have treated her like a stupid child. No wonder she was pissed at them.

22 posted on 11/07/2008 6:31:59 AM PST by Thane_Banquo (President George W. Bush, RINO-in-Chief.)
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To: Cedric
When are you people gonna stop falling for this?

Falling for what? You mean the rumors about Sarah or that McCain was actually trying to win?
23 posted on 11/07/2008 6:34:53 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Rush did talk about the call Sarah placed with him, so we know she wanted to talk. McCain was probably just afraid she was taking over the campaign, too bad she didn’t huh?


24 posted on 11/07/2008 6:35:49 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Enchante
That's the point: There IS NOTHING substantive!

It's all unsourced rumors!

But, ask yourself: If they could find out in 24 hours how many pimples Joe the Plumber has on his butt, why can't they find who allegedly made these statements after 4 days?!?!

How ‘bout ‘cause no one did?!?!?!

25 posted on 11/07/2008 6:35:49 AM PST by Cedric
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To: Cedric

Who? What?
Please refresh my memory, I don’t recall asking why don’t they deny it. I believe I have been supportive of Governor Palin. If you have a post of me asking why they don’t deny it, please refresh my memory.
In the meantime, I’ll go back through my posts and check myself.


26 posted on 11/07/2008 6:36:29 AM PST by fortunate sun (Proud Palinista!)
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To: fortunate sun

Nicholle Wallace is mud.


27 posted on 11/07/2008 6:36:35 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Now it’s down to being salacious!
“At the GOP convention, Palin was so “completely unfazed by the boys’ club fraternity she had just joined” that she greeted McCain advisers Schmidt and Mark Salter in her hotel room “wearing nothing but a towel, with another on her wet hair.”


28 posted on 11/07/2008 6:37:11 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Cedric
Whose side are you on?

I am on Sarah's side. Why would anyone stick up for the McCain staff when they ran one of the worst campaigns in history? They wouldn't dare hit Obama on so many issues, yet they feel free to dump on Palin.

Three days removed from the election and I already feel better about it. Losing sucks, but at least we don't have McCain and staff as our standard bearers.

29 posted on 11/07/2008 6:37:22 AM PST by shempy
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To: mathwhizz
Who was the bright bulb in the McCain campaign that allowed a Canadian Comedian to fake a Sarkosy call to Sarah? I think it was a deliberate set-up by the same people now orchestrating the whisper campaign against her.
30 posted on 11/07/2008 6:37:34 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: mathwhizz

There was even a senior McCain aide that said we could win using Wright, but we dont want to. There were only 2 major differences in policy anyway between Obama and McCain, taxes and healthcare.


31 posted on 11/07/2008 6:38:11 AM PST by igoramus08 (Democrats caused Fannie and Freddie to collapse and this Economic Crisis and Recession)
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To: fortunate sun

Genius! Sarah calls into the shows of the top conservative talkers in America,does great, and she’s the one in trouble.

Both Mr and Mrs Wallace are a joke. Anyone hiring them will get what they deserve.


32 posted on 11/07/2008 6:40:05 AM PST by Loyolas Mattman (To those who attack Sarah: We will learn your names and we will make you infamous.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Same difference, sexist sexist.


33 posted on 11/07/2008 6:40:35 AM PST by libbylu
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To: mathwhizz

I think we now know how the two radio jocks in Montreal got to Palin. The high placed aides probably even told her to expect the call.


34 posted on 11/07/2008 6:40:50 AM PST by sharkhawk (Here come the Hawks)
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To: Yo-Yo

Sarah knows, and I can’t wait to see the corpse....... She will get her!


35 posted on 11/07/2008 6:42:34 AM PST by libbylu
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To: Yo-Yo

Sarah knows, and I can’t wait to see the corpse....... She will get her!


36 posted on 11/07/2008 6:43:03 AM PST by libbylu
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To: mathwhizz

Anchorage Daily News is COMMIE-LIBERAL-SOCIALISTIC mouthpiece.
Here are some of their healines on Joe Biden:

Biden looks like a yacht owner, acts like a man of the people

Son of working-class Catholics, Biden may bolster Obama’s weak spots

Biden overcame tragedy and became an expert on world affairs

Joe Biden’s long career has many highs and notable lows

Biden tax returns prove he’s not wealthy by Senate standards


37 posted on 11/07/2008 6:43:24 AM PST by radar101
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To: Cedric

I went through my postings re: Governor Palin rumors and there is not 1 asking why won’t they deny it. You must have me confused with someone else.


38 posted on 11/07/2008 6:43:27 AM PST by fortunate sun (Proud Palinista!)
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To: mathwhizz

I have had enough of this. These lame sources need to shut it. Palin did not lose the campaign for them; they easily did that on their own. If anything, she probably kept McCain from an enormously embarrassing loss.

When will McCain come out and insist that these “sources” shut up? When will he step up and defend her once and for all? Any takers here?

Jealousy is an ugly monster and it’s pretty clear to me that there is some major envy of Palin.


39 posted on 11/07/2008 6:43:35 AM PST by AUJenn
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To: mathwhizz

As I trained new callers in the Fairfax Va phonebank I told them to get the essential points of the script but to talk like and be themselves. Authenticity sells.


40 posted on 11/07/2008 6:44:20 AM PST by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find!)
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To: AUJenn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZGUgwzKzEg


41 posted on 11/07/2008 6:45:04 AM PST by radar101
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To: randita

I agree! Her innocense and genuineness was apparant and REFRESHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I say the more the Huckabee GOP supporters attack her, the more obvious their presence and their intentions are. Keep it up guys... you are showing your true characters.


42 posted on 11/07/2008 6:47:42 AM PST by Former
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Oh my goodness. Why is this news? I doubt that is even true. Even if it is, who CARES? I guess next we’ll hear that she was soliciting them for a date. Ugh.


43 posted on 11/07/2008 6:47:49 AM PST by AUJenn
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To: AUJenn

if it were me, I would do Barbara WaWa Christmas time she wasn’t that brutal to Paris Hilton and wish his highness luck on being the first black President and then after the inaugruation, do O’Reilly and rip his highness policies to shreds. . just a thought


44 posted on 11/07/2008 6:48:08 AM PST by volslover
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To: radar101

Great song! Too bad it’s so true.

Seems pretty obvious to me that so many in that camp were jealous of her immense popularity. She was able to do in one month what the McCain campaign could not do in years.


45 posted on 11/07/2008 6:50:59 AM PST by AUJenn
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To: volslover

Yes, I was wondering if Oprah’s going to put her on her show now that the election is over, just like she promised. Yeah, right. I would hope Sarah would turn her down if she asked.


46 posted on 11/07/2008 6:52:18 AM PST by AUJenn
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To: mathwhizz

I suppose we will eventually get a coherent account of all this nonsense. I agree that those responsible for trashing Sarah Palin should never be allowed near another GOP election campaign.

Presumably from this point forward Governor Palin will be in charge of her own political destiny. I was - and am - a supporter and would very much like to see and hear more of her. Right now leadership is sorely lacking in the GOP and conservative leadership is almost invisible. Governor Palin has an opportunity right now to really establish herself as a leader of the party and of the conservative movement. And if she were truly wise she would be forming a network with people like Governor Jindal, Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter, Eric Cantor and other conservatives with the express purpose of taking the party back from the moderate dweebs who have wrecked it. And people like Rush and the rest of the talk radio crowd along with the NRO types should be included in this. To take back this country a concerted effort is going to be needed.

Time to form a REAL VRWC.


47 posted on 11/07/2008 6:52:37 AM PST by scory
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To: mathwhizz

If I were a mccain campaign insider i’d be mad and bitter too. I’d be mad that I was stupid enough to think that a Republican who sold out his base could have a chance of winning the election.

I’d be bitter because I was such a loser to sign on with McCain in the first place.


48 posted on 11/07/2008 6:54:45 AM PST by 1Old Pro (Obamarx wants Redistributive Reparations)
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To: shempy

I agree emphatically with each of your points!


49 posted on 11/07/2008 6:56:50 AM PST by NCjim (The more I use Windows, the more I love UNIX)
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To: mathwhizz

More from the “mavwrecks” who engineered this train wreck.


50 posted on 11/07/2008 6:59:30 AM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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