Skip to comments.MSNBC Finds McCain’s ‘Biggest Political Mistake’: Sarah Palin
Posted on 08/27/2018 7:23:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Amid glowing tributes to the life and career of Arizona Senator John McCain on Monday, MSNBC took time to use the Republican lawmakers passing to trash his 2008 vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin, labeling McCains selection of the then-Alaska governor as his biggest political mistake.
McCain made some controversial decisions, some much-criticized decisions. One of those decisions was who he chose to run with in 2008, Sarah Palin, proclaimed anchor Katy Tur early in the 2:00 p.m. ET hour. She then recited a column from Washington Post Associate Editor David Ignatius making that case:
The anti-Washington rage embodied by Palin came back to haunt McCain, in the person of President Trump. My guess is McCain was one of the many millions of decent Republicans and Democrats who could never imagine that the GOP and then the American electorate (or at least the Electoral College) would actually vote for someone with such low moral character.
Tur lamented: I guess there are some out there who could argue that the choosing of Palin and legitimizing that voice, legitimizing that brand of politics, that reality show brand of politics, you could draw a straight line from that to the election of Donald Trump.
Appearing on the program, Ignatius doubled down: I think that choice of Sarah Palin was probably the biggest political mistake that John McCain made in his career.
He continued: There is an insurgency in the Republican Party. Sarah Palin was an early example of it, this kind of, you know, unprepared in the normal sense ex-governor of Alaska.... It was a poor choice. She was so unprepared for the office. Of course Sarah Palin was the current governor of Alaska when McCain selected her as his running mate.
Ignatius concluded: But I think it shows that McCain saw something changing in his party, this party that would spawn the Tea Party movement that really existed to trash Washington, the world that John McCain grew up in.
Leave it to MSNBC and The Washington Post to use the death of one politician to denigrate another.
Here is a transcript of the August 27 exchange between Tur and Ignatius:
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My recollection is that Sarah Palin was the only thing that kept McCain competitive. The base would have undervoted McCain until he brought in Palin.
As it is, he was ahead in the polls post Palin and before he grossly mishandled the crash before the election.
McCain was McCains “Biggest Political Mistake.”
I wouldn’t have wasted the spit to lick my mail-in vote if it wasn’t for Palin.
When Barack Obama dies, I hope they say his most notable achievement was marrying a transexual guy.
Bingo! I voted for McCain ONLY because of Sarah!
I would be shocked if the #FakeNews didn’t say that.
The political button I made during that campaign was, “Palin for VP”. McCain was a nobody as far as I was concerned.
What a joke!! Sarah Palin helped revive his pathetic, dying campaign, at least temporarily.
But truth be told, he was such a TERRIBLE candidate, there was no running mate who could have salvaged him or the total wreck of his campaign.
His biggest mistake was being born.
McCain was not prepared for the office. I don’t recall who else was in consideration for VP. The deal with Sarah was that she fought, just like we like in President Trump. GOPe and McCain were unprepared for that because they don’t fight Democrats. They fight Conservatives.
She almost caused him to win, so he sent Nicole Wallace to sabotage her.
If McCain had allowed Sarah and her husband to go and campaign in Michigan and Wisconsin they might have won.
Katy Tur, who dates the likes of Keith Olberman, could not tell the truth if it slapped her in the face.
MSLSD has a YUGE litany of errors.
This one is pretty much run-of-the-mill.
Katy Turd should really worry about the sanity of a certain parent of hers. Secondly, she should admit that she is a pathetic journalist and would be better suited to work in Stormy’s “profession”.
S! had executive experience, Juan did not.
Juan was a known hothead not suited to be CinC.
Keith Olbermann actually had a date?
He’s such an @ss and a loser it’s common knowledge that he has to pay hookers to have sex. LMAO
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