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  • Cheney walks back remark about Palin pick being ‘a mistake'

    08/06/2012 1:55:38 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 97 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2012
    Former vice president Dick Cheney on Monday backed off his comment that it was “a mistake” for the GOP to pick Sarah Palin as its vice presidential nominee, suggesting the comment was more about the VP process than about Palin herself. “It wasn’t aimed so much at governor Palin as it was against the basic process that (John) McCain used, “ Cheney told Fox News’s Sean Hannity in an interview airing Monday night. “My point basically dealt with the process in terms of that basic requirement: Is this person prepared to step in to be President of the United States...
  • K Street Republicans’ war on Palin

    07/31/2012 12:42:32 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tuesday July 31, 2012 | Rick Manning
    I’m getting sick of the rewriting of 2008 presidential campaign history as K Street Republicans continue to assault Sarah Palin in the fear that a similarly conservative Republican will rise to the top of the VP sweepstakes.   It has been so fashionable in D.C. Republican circles to bash the Palin nomination as a mistake, ill-conceived or even disastrous, that even Dick Chaney has gotten into the act.   These self-serving attempts to change history are nothing more than a smear campaign designed to influence the Romney VP pick by obscuring the truth that the choice of Sarah Palin to...
  • Gingrich’s VP Candidate Choices for Romney

    07/30/2012 7:49:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 101 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/27/2012 | Bruno J. Navarro
    Asked on Friday who he’d prefer to see as Mitt Romney’s running mate, three-time Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich offered an entire roster of would-be veep choices. “Well, I think the people who would do the best job is somebody like either Sen. Rob Portman, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, maybe Gov. Bobby Jindal,” he responded. “There are five or six people who each has the ability to be a good president and each of whom will help win the election and each of whom will broadly share the values that the Republican Party...
  • Liz Cheney Disagrees With Father On Palin, Calls Her ‘More Qualified Than Obama And Biden’

    07/30/2012 9:38:26 AM PDT · by kingattax · 89 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 29th, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    ABC News aired part of an exclusive interview with former Vice President Dick Cheney this morning, in which Cheney admitted that the choice of Sarah Palin for vice president in 2008 was a “mistake.” Liz Cheney took to Twitter to voice her disagreement with her father and her overwhelming support for Palin. Cheney has been very supportive of Palin since her 2008 nomination, and tweeted her dissent with her father earlier today, arguing that Palin is more qualified than the current president and vice president.
  • Liz Cheney Tweet: Palin more qualified than Obama and Biden combined

    07/29/2012 6:34:43 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 75 replies
    Twitter ^ | 07/29/2012 | Liz Cheney
    Rarely do I disagree with best VP ever but @SarahPalinUSA more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. Huge respect 4 all she's done 4 GOP.
  • Cheney: Palin pick in ’08 “a mistake”

    07/29/2012 9:49:25 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 199 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JULY 29, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    As we wait for Mitt Romney to pick his running mate in the next few weeks, the last successful GOP running mate has been privately advising the current GOP nominee and the head of his VP search committee, Beth Myers. Cheney believes that the #2 slot has to be filled with someone ready to take over the top job on Day 1 — and that John McCain flunked that test in 2008. In an interview with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Cheney called the selection of Sarah Palin “a mistake”:
  • Dick Cheney: Picking Sarah Palin for VP Was 'A Mistake'

    07/29/2012 7:38:46 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 439 replies
    Yahoo/ABC News ^ | Jonathan Karl
    Dick Cheney has some advice for Mitt Romney on choosing a running mate: Don't pick another Sarah Palin. In his first interview since receiving a heart transplant in March, Cheney told ABC News, that John McCain's decision to pick Palin as his running mate in 2008 was "a mistake" - one that it is important from Romney not to repeat. It's subject on which Cheney has some unique experience. He helped Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush lead their vice presidential searches and, of course, served as vice president for eight years. He's also privately offered some advice to...
  • Breaking: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

    06/03/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 149 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03 JUNE 11
    <p>Breaking: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards.</p>
  • McCain aide: Palin believed candidacy 'God's plan'

    01/10/2010 4:57:28 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 2,420+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 10, 2010
    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...
  • FLASHBACK;Biden's description of Obama draws scrutiny

    01/10/2010 2:10:28 PM PST · by mdittmar · 4 replies · 538+ views
    CNN Washington Bureau ^ | February 9, 2007 | Xuan Thai and Ted Barrett
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Joe Biden planned to spend Wednesday focusing on his official announcement that he was running for president, but the Delaware Democrat instead found himself defending remarks he made to the New York Observer about his Democratic opponents.In the article published Wednesday, Biden is quoted evaluating presidential rivals Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, former Sen. John Edwards, D-North Carolina, and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois. His remarks about Obama, the only African-American serving in the Senate, drew the most scrutiny."I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking...
  • Palin attacks book; Reid regrets

    01/09/2010 1:07:48 PM PST · by curth · 34 replies · 4,268+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/9/10 3:06 PM EST | MIKE ALLEN
    Sarah Palin is pushing back against the blistering account of her campaign in "Game Change," the hotly awaited campaign book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. Her spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton, said in a statement: "The Governor's descriptions of these events are found in her book, 'Going Rogue.' Her descriptions are accurate. She was there. These reporters were not." The statement was provided to CBS's "60 Minutes,” which includes material about the former Alaska governor in a segment about “Game Change.” Correspondent Anderson Cooper interviewed Steve Schmidt, top strategist on the McCain-Palin campaign, who said a campaign aide preparing her for...
  • Palin to face another ethics battle

    12/05/2009 6:57:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies · 2,488+ views
    Palin to face another ethics battle By Tony Romm - 12/05/09 09:35 AM ET Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) faced yet another ethics complaint on Friday: This time, for allegedly using state resources "for partisan political purposes" during the 2008 campaign. Under state law, elected officials may not "use or authorize the use of state funds, facilities, equipment, services, or another government asset or resource" for campaigning, stumping or politicking. But Palin, argues Andree McLeod -- a local activist who has filed many ethics complains against the former Alaska governor -- sought political advice from her staff and asked...
  • EXCLUSIVE: McCain: 'Grateful' that Palin was VP choice (McCain endorses Palin in 2012)

    11/19/2009 9:15:01 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 74 replies · 2,588+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2009-11-19 | Joseph Weber
    Former presidential candidate Sen. John McCain said Thursday he has read Sarah Palin's book and has no regrets about picking her as a running mate. (snip) He also said if Mrs. Palin decides to run for president in 2012 and becomes the Republican Party nominee he would vote for her. "I hope she has every success," Mr. McCain said. "She's still pretty popular."
  • McCain Grateful Palin Was VP Choice ('Felt Honored to Have Sarah')

    11/19/2009 10:58:27 AM PST · by meandog · 52 replies · 1,670+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/19/09 | By Joseph Weber
    Former presidential candidate Sen. John McCain said Thursday he has read Sarah Palin's book and has no regrets about picking her as a running mate. "I felt honored to have Sarah," said Mr. McCain, Arizona Republican. "There's no doubt she energized our party and America. She's doing it today." His praised came one day after defending top campaign advisers Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace, whom Mrs. Palin criticized in her book, "Going Rogue: An American Life." Mr. McCain said during the interview Thursday with The Washington Times' "American's Morning News" radio show that Mrs. Palin is a "political force in...
  • McCain adviser: Palin’s book is fiction (Romneybot Nicolle Wallace attacks Sarah Palin again)

    11/17/2009 9:24:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 96 replies · 3,607+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2009-11-18
    Depictions ‘took place entirely in her imagination,’ says Wallace. NBC NEWS and NEWS SERVICES NEW YORK - Former McCain campaign senior adviser Nicolle Wallace says Sarah Palin's book "Going Rogue" is "based on fabrications," and that the basis for Palin’s depictions of her and former McCain campaign director Steve Schmidt as villains "took place entirely in her imagination." In a statement to The Rachel Maddow Show, the former McCain spokesperson repeatedly used the word "fiction" to describe Palin's narrative and echoed criticisms by other former McCain staffers. "She [Palin] probably has a legitimate complaint that things could have been better...
  • McCain asks aides not to rebut Palin (as McCainiacs continue to attack her)

    11/16/2009 11:36:19 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies · 2,618+ views
    NBC / The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-11-16 | Eric Zimmermann
    John McCain has asked his former campaign aides not to speak out against the charges Sarah Palin levels in her book, NBC news reports. This news comes after a number of former staffers anonymously blasted Palin's recount of the 2008 campaign. "John McCain offered her the opportunity of a lifetime, and during the campaign it seems that, for all of her mistakes, she is searching for people to blame," an aide said last week. "We don't need to go through this again." Even as NBC reported McCain's request, they included another swipe at her book from a former campaign aide....
  • Memoir Is Palin’s Payback to McCain Campaign (NYT slams Palin as "erratic" and "ungrateful") (BARF!)

    11/14/2009 1:15:00 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 1,654+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-11-15 | Michiko Kakutani
    “Going Rogue,” the title of Sarah Palin’s erratic new memoir, comes from a phrase used by a disgruntled McCain aide to describe her going off-message during the campaign: among other things, for breaking with the campaign over its media strategy, its decision to pull out of Michigan and for speaking out about reports that the Republican Party had spent more than $150,000 on fancy designer duds for her and her family. In fact, the most sustained and vehement barbs in this book are directed not at Democrats or liberals or the press, but at the McCain campaign. The very campaign...
  • (Palin) Thought Katie Was Her Fan: You betch I was suprised (smarmy quotes from "McCain source")

    11/13/2009 8:53:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 118 replies · 3,753+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, November 13th 2009, | David Saltonstall
    Sarah Palin says she was blindsided by Katie Couric's devastating interviews last year because John McCain's aides lulled her into thinking the CBS anchorwoman was a fan. In Palin's new book, "Going Rogue," the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee reveals that her handlers talked up Couric as a working mom - just like her - who was struggling with low self-esteem and even lower ratings. Couric liked and admired her, advised campaign media honcho Nicolle Wallace. The interviews would be a nice favor. The scouting reports were so sympathetic, Palin writes, that that she almost began to "feel sorry" for...
  • Palin in book: McCain aides kept me 'bottled up'

    11/12/2009 6:09:06 PM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies · 2,140+ views
    Assocated Press | November 12, 2009 | RICHARD T. PIENCIAK
    The rumors are true, according to Sarah Palin: The McCain-Palin campaign was not a happy family. Palin in book: McCain aides kept me 'bottled up'
  • McCain official responds to Palin charge (McCain calls Palin a liar, blames campaign finance rules)

    11/12/2009 5:26:20 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 84 replies · 4,338+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2009-11-12
    <p>In her new book, according to the Associated Press, Sarah Palin alleges that the McCain campaign gave her a $500,000 bill to pay for the campaign vetting her for the VP nod. She also makes the charge that the McCain camp said they would have paid all the bills had they won, but since they lost, the bills were her responsibility.</p>