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    Post Sarah Palin trashed by members of John McCain's campaign team in Vanity Fair

    Sarah Palin trashed by members of John McCain's campaign team in Vanity Fair

    Alaska's lipstick-wearing pit-bull is a "Little Shop of Horrors."

    That's how one longtime friend and campaign trail companion of John McCain, the vanquished 2008 GOP presidential nominee, described veep nominee Sarah Palin.

    In an expansive story in the August edition of Vanity Fair, a slew of senior members of McCain's campaign team told reporter Todd S. Purdum that they suffer a kind of survivor's guilt following the 2008 presidential election.

    "They can't quite believe that for two frantic months last fall, caught in a Bermuda Triangle of a campaign, they worked their tails off to try to elect as vice president of the United States someone who, by mid-October, they believed for certain was nowhere near ready for the job, and might never be," Vanity Fair reports.

    During the campaign, there were reports of anonymous McCain aides describing Palin, the governor of Alaska, as a "diva" and a "whack job."

    The Vanity Fair article recounts how strained Palin's relationship was with the McCain advisers. She maintained "only the barest level of civil discourse" with Tucker Eskew, the operative assigned to be her chief minder, the magazine reports.

    She believed Steve Schmidt, McCain's top strategist, had lied to her about conducting polling in Alaska - that was a "belief she conveyed to anyone who would listen," the magazine reported.

    As previously reported, Palin was so intent on delivering her own concession speech on Election Night that she wouldn't accept advisers telling her that McCain had decided he would be the only one to speak. She took the issue up with McCain himself, discussing it on the walk from his hotel suite to the farewell rally.

    Palin did not speak on Election Night. Only McCain addressed the crowd and the nation.

    One McCain aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he "always wanted to tell myself the best-case story about her."

    "I think, as I've evaluated it, I think some of my worst fears…the after-election events have confirmed that her more negative aspects my have been there…."

    As his voice trailed off, he said, "I saw her as a raw talent. Raw, but a talent. I hoped she could become better."

    Palin refused to comment for Vanity Fair.

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    This view was shared by many of her peers.

    The liberals would love to see her run again.

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    Yeah, phuq those republicans pigs for trying to convince us all differently.
    And they tried to get her elected anyways, it didn't work, so now they're growing a conscience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    This view was shared by many of her peers.

    The liberals would love to see her run again.
    What were the stats on that again ? 60% of republicans would like to see her run again, but 100% of democrats would like to see her run again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    This view was shared by many of her peers.

    The liberals would love to see her run again.
    After I saw the Couric interview with Palin, I was very disturbed.

    I watched the interview on Youtube about 4 times, because I was so dismayed at her ignorance on several question.

    The Couris interview was a train crash. Inside my head, I knew this could be very defining.

    And then breaking campaign rules by attacking Obama's "patriotism" before getting it approved by Schmidt. Wanting to give a speech in the concession speech, which is never done by the VP. The $700 Nieman-Marcus handbag for her seven year old daughter. Dropping her "-ing" enings in words like workin', walkin', talkin' to some appeal to working class whites in semi-rural and rural areas.

    An embarrassing disaster for the GOP in my opinion, even though....Palin gets decent polling numbers from people that identify as Republicans.

    Those that still identify and support the GOP is a small number today.

    I agree, Min0, that if Palin stays on in the GOP as a high profile potential contender, or actual contender 3.5 years from now, it will hurt the GOP a lot.

    Lot of Independent voters in the Center. You've got to win their support.
    It's an accurate statement that our current spending will not be increasing the debt We've stopped spending money that we don't have.

    -- Jack Lew, then director of the Office of Management and Budget, in Feb. 16, 2011 testimony before the Senate Budget Committee.

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    I think IRBaboon, agrees with the sentiment that she would not have been good for you & I, but for the powers that be, perfect!

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    The only answers ^^ and ^^^ are an emoticon.

    Well, it's worth the bump.
    It's an accurate statement that our current spending will not be increasing the debt We've stopped spending money that we don't have.

    -- Jack Lew, then director of the Office of Management and Budget, in Feb. 16, 2011 testimony before the Senate Budget Committee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    jesus christ, you need it explained?


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    she is a complete whack job, was/is completely unqualified to be VP, and McCain and company now admit it.





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    I believe we had a couple of our local "political geniuses" here say they wanted to see her run for president in 2012!





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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    The liberals would love to see her run again.
    Is that why they attack her so much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    was/is completely unqualified to be VP,
    to this day, with this president, this argument still blows my mind

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