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  • CNN: Palin Not Invited to McCain Funeral Because She Began Era of “Vitriol”

    08/30/2018 4:46:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 121 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remember Ted Kennedy in 1987 claiming that if the Senate confirmed Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, “women would be forced into back-alley abortions [and] blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters?” Not vitriolic. How about the 1991 “high-tech lynching” by Senate Dems of Clarence Thomas? Again, not vitriolic. Or the infamous NAACP dragging-death ad of 2000 in which George W. Bush was accused of killing the victim all over again? Nope, not vitriolic. No, the political vitriol didn’t begin until 2008. And it was Sarah Palin’s fault. That is, if you believe CNN, and, apparently, John McCain. This morning,...
  • Sarah Palin, Loyal Running Mate, Excluded from John McCain’s Funeral

    08/29/2018 3:33:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 289 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Aug 2018
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who was Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election, has been excluded from his funeral. Breitbart News has independently confirmed an earlier report in People magazine, which reported that Palin was not sent an invitation, and was told through intermediaries to stay away from the ceremony. McCain fundraiser Carla Eudy confirmed to People that Palin had not been invited — possibly, People speculated, at the behest of the McCain family. The news comes on the tenth anniversary of the date in 2008 when Palin was announced as McCain’s pick for Vice...
  • Sarah Palin Not Invited to John McCain Memorial, Funeral Services: Report

    08/29/2018 12:50:39 PM PDT · by detective · 354 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 29, 2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    ohn McCain’s vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin was not invited to attend his memorial or funeral services, reported NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell. MSNBC booking producers Jesse Rodriguez and Michael Del Mouro first reported on O’Donnell’s scoop, tweeting, “NBC’s @KellyO reports: Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has not been invited to attend memorial services for John McCain” and “No invitation has yet been extended to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to attend McCain’s memorial services, sources tell NBC’s @KellyO.”
  • MSNBC Finds McCain’s ‘Biggest Political Mistake’: Sarah Palin

    08/27/2018 7:23:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 27, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    Amid glowing tributes to the life and career of Arizona Senator John McCain on Monday, MSNBC took time to use the Republican lawmaker’s passing to trash his 2008 vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin, labeling McCain’s 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...
  • Sarah Palin on John McCain: ‘Today We Lost an American Original’

    08/26/2018 8:42:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25,2018 | Kristina Wong
    Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate, called her former running mate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) a “maverick and a fighter” in a statement after his death Saturday afternoon. “Today we lost an American original. Sen. John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs. John never took the easy path in life — and through sacrifice and suffering he inspired others to serve something greater than self,” she said. “John McCain was my friend. I will remember the good times. My family and I send prayers for Cindy and the...
  • McCain Announces Sarah Palin As His VP [2008]

    08/25/2018 7:59:07 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    NPR ^ | Aug 29, 2008 | John McCain
    I'm very happy, very happy today to spend my birthday with you and to make an historic announcement in Dayton, a city built on hard, honest work of good people. Like the entire industrial Midwest, Dayton has contributed much to the prosperity and progress of America. And now in these tough, changing times, after all you've done for our country, you want your government to understand what you're going through, to stand on your side and fight for you. And that's what I intend to do. That's why I'm running for president, to fight for you, to make government stand...
  • 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...