Wednesday, October 29, 2008

McCain-Palin Trainwreck Excuse du Jour

16th in a series on the best
excuses for the GOP disaster
As if the geezer didn't have enough trouble, his running mate's own staff are a bunch of turncoats:
" 'She's lost confidence in most of the people on the plane,' said a senior Republican who speaks to Palin, referring to her campaign jet. He said Palin had begun to 'go rogue' in some of her public pronouncements and decisions.

" 'I think she'd like to go more rogue,' he said.

". . . Anger among Republicans who see Palin as a star and as a potential future leader has boiled over because, they say, they see other senior McCain aides preparing to blame her in the event he is defeated.

" 'These people are going to try and shred her after the campaign to divert blame from themselves,' a McCain insider said, referring to McCain's chief strategist, Steve Schmidt, and to Nicolle Wallace, a former Bush aide who has taken a lead role in Palin's campaign. Palin's partisans blame Wallace, in particular, for Palin's avoiding of the media for days and then giving a high-stakes interview to CBS News' Katie Couric, whose sometimes painful content the campaign allowed to be parceled out over a week.

" 'A number of Gov. Palin's staff have not had her best interests at heart, and they have not had the campaign’s best interests at heart,' the McCain insider fumed, noting that Wallace left an executive job at CBS to join the campaign."

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