Skip to comments.Palin E-mails Show Infighting With Staff
Posted on 07/01/2009 5:51:41 PM PDT by Al B.
Internal campaign e-mails exchanged three weeks before Election Day offer a rare look at just how frustrated then Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin had become with the manner in which top McCain campaign aides were handling her candidacy. The e-mails, obtained exclusively, also highlight the power struggle and thinly veiled acrimony that pervaded the relationship between Palin and the campaign's chief strategist, Steve Schmidt.
The episode in question began when an investigative report published on the left-leaning Web site Salon.com raised questions about Palin's relationship with members of the Alaska Independence Party (AIP) when she was mayor of Wasilla. The AIP's platform calls for a vote giving Alaskans the option to secede from the United States. It had already been widely known that Todd Palin was a registered member of the AIP from 1995 to 2002 and that Governor Palin had taped a recorded greeting at the party's 2008 convention.
On the morning of Oct. 15, Palin was aboard her campaign jet and en route to New Hampshire when she happened to catch a disparaging CNN segment that touted the Salon.com story, complete with a provocative graphic at the bottom of the screen reading, "THE PALINS AND THE FRINGE."
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Considering the way they are acting right now I honestly don’t care what she said to them.
I really hate everyone in Washington right now.
Dirty tricks often backfire.
OK. Reading this story....I’m with Sarah. Even more convinced that McCain’s campaign was run by nincompoops
McCain lost because the economy went in the tank. Simple as that. But having said that, his campaign was still in most respects bad.
If the left thinks that email is “an issue” then their are just plain nutz! Oh Heck, They are nutz what am I saying.
If CBS had ever put this kind of effort into vetting Obama, I believe we’d have a different president today.
What’s the old adage? He who looks best in a story is the leaker.
Nincompoops had more brains than the Mclame campaign. It was awful here in Florida. Multiple trips to Miami and none to broward or Palm Beach, fights for volunteers to be poll watchers and in the precincts that mattered, it was horrible.
Sarah earned her time. I am behind her 100%. The others need to go lick their wounds in private and leave her out of it. Clearly they did not ask for her imput. Don’t blame the bloodletting on Sarah...that is all for McLame to own.
Hey Steve Schmidt. Your career is over you worthless piece of trash.
She’s the one person that mainstream media & demoncRATS are scared poopless. Therefore, they’re going to trash her as much as possible to keep that fear alive.
It does show how parochial Schmidt is. No state has as much of its terrritory controlled by the Federal government, thereby so limiting the resources of the state to a degree. The Party that Todd Palin belonged to is a protest party, a “white version” of La Raza. Recall how bent out of shape people got when Gov. Rick Perry half-seriously dropped the word “secession.” Texas also has a fedeling of separate identity not felt by
“consoldidated. “ states such as New York. Rootless guys like Schmidt(or McCain) have no concept of “states rights.” and they don’t understand how people from such “backward” places as Alaska could take such pride in their home states.
If this is the best Schmidt has, then Palin has nothing to worry about. Oh, and I’m positive that she has kept every one of her emails she wrote and was sent during the campaign, too, so Schmidt better hope he hasn’t written anything incriminating that just might get accidentally leaked.
A. No CBS until Letterman and Couric are gone.
B. Where do I sign up to work for Palin?
It’s called a pre-emptive strategy-basically don’t let her campaign get off the ground.
From 1976-1980 Carter and his team felt that the nomination of Reagan would give them the least problem. And we know what happened there.
Obama and Axelrod and their minions are determined not to make the same mistake twice-thus the daily effort to marginalize and destroy Sarah Palin.
For example, there is NO WAY Sotomayor would be the SC nominee in waiting, NK wouldn't be f'ing with us with their July 4th threat and it took McCain's response to get obama to come up with his own condemnation of Iran's actions.
McCain is no obama and sadly for us, obama isn't as good as McCain.
I want to laugh, but saying someone is better than Obama is “Damning with Faint Praise”!
I still cannot believe our country elected him. Just cannot get my head around that.
Well they've been at it now for what, 10 months? Hasn't worked yet.
What concerned me about this article is that it seems to be a ratcheting up of the campaign to take her down. They're leaking the internal campaign emails of a candidate for VP, for crying out loud. That's certainly a new one on me.
These people are capable of anything....anything.