Thursday, November 06, 2008

Two weeks? Try two days! The Throwing Sarah Palin Under the Bus Story: Part I

I knew McCain’s handlers would throw Gov. Palin under the bus, I just didn’t think it would happen so damn soon.... but it is.

As I mentioned in this morning’s ‘Daily’, anyone with their own brain who wasn’t drinking the McCain Kool-Aid could see that Sarah Palin was woefully unqualified to be Vice President… but there she was, being trotted out to appeal to “spurned” supporters of Hillary Clinton and the American ‘everyman/woman”...

As it turns out, McCain’s staffers AND Fox “News” knew she was unqualified, but they seemingly sucked it up in order to put the republican party first (if this doesn’t show that Fox “News” is in bed with the gop, I don’t know what would). And now, with the election barely over, the McCain campaign is attacker her, using Fox “News” as their lipstick-stained attack dog.

Here are some of the better juicy bits from Fox’s Carl Cameron;

She didn’t know which countries were part of NAFTA… Palin was angry at staffers over the Gibson and Couric interviews even though she had refused staff requests to prepare for the interviews… and someone had to explain to Palin that Africa was a continent, not a country.

You read that right… it had to be explained to her that Africa was a continent, not a country.

As if the allegations from Fox weren’t enough, Newsweek released an article teaser yesterday that has their own allegations, including the charge that Palin went “rogue” by attacking Obama for his so-called “association” with Bill Ayers before the McCain camp even had a plan of attack.

The Newsweek article also mentions that McCain advisors showed up at the Palin's hotel room during the convention to meet with her and Todd and she entered the room in nothing but two towels, one of which was wrapped around her wet hair.

Oh, and have we mentioned that Palin spent MUCH MORE than the previously reported $150,000 on clothes for herself and her family? Well…she did, and now there are rumors that lawyers for the RNC will be heading to Alaska to try to account for all the money that was spent on clothing, jewelry and luggage.

Couple all of this with the fact that Palin pissed off campaign leaders by asking to make her own concession speech on election night, which just isn’t done, and you have the makings of an old-fashioned DC brawl developing.

Someone get the popcorn as tomorrow I look at how long-time McCain adviser Randy Scheunemann turned over and became a Palin-confidant... to the point he was let go last week under a shroud of secrecy.

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