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McCain Staffers Argue Against Sarah Palin's Fitness to be President

Sarah Palin Smirking in Bexley, Ohio, October 2008There was a lot of journalistic chatter this past weekend about comments by leaders of the McCain-Palin campaign in which they referred to Sarah Palin as a “rogue” and a “diva,” but most of that talk was focused on the implication of infighting within the Republican presidential campaign. That sort of processual story may be titillating to reporters who have personal relationships with campaign consultants and advisers, but it isn’t the story that matters most to those of us who are headed to the polls. It’s not the fighting that matters; it’s what people inside the McCain-Palin campaign are saying during the fight:

Several McCain advisers have suggested to CNN that they have become increasingly frustrated with what one aide described as Palin “going rogue.”…

“She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone. She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else. Also, she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: Divas trust only unto themselves, as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom.”

…she is “not good at process questions”

…two sources, one Palin associate and one McCain adviser, defended the decision to keep her press interaction limited after she was picked, both saying flatly that she was not ready and that the missteps could have been a lot worse.

Not ready. Not good at process questions. No relationships of trust with her family or anyone else. Seeing herself as the beginning and end of all wisdom.

This is the description of a person who is not fit to be president. And that’s the real story: members of the McCain-Palin campaign are now coming out of the woodwork to describe the various ways in which Sarah Palin is not fit to be president.

So don’t take it from liberal ol’ me. Take it from the McCain-Palin campaign itself: the last thing you’d want to do is vote for a ticket with Sarah Palin on it… unless you want another unready, disconnected, arrogant president who can’t handle questions.

11 comments to McCain Staffers Argue Against Sarah Palin's Fitness to be President

  • WeWin

    It would be great if you got your own material rather than chasing after CNN’s stuff. CNN has misguided liberals by publishing crap, i.e., $150,000 wardrobe, spending $300-$6000 on designer suits while Michelle spends a mere $167. In an interview, Governor Palin stated the clothes are not hers to keep. So trash that news! Governor Palin is an outstanding lady with great intelligence who has a servants heart and is not seeking the Presidency. She has only lifted up soon-to-be President McCain and I am proof while I travel to the rallies. So you need to shut up! You’re making yourself appear stupid in public.

  • WeWin

    Here’s a bit of fresh news for you to look into… ask Michelle why Oprah hasn’t been joining Obama on the trail. A green monster streak might have something to do with it. You A-s-s. Your head and your mouth is full of poop.

  • Ralph

    Supposition without supporting evidence is not news.

    I realize that after years of watching Fox News, you don’t know the difference.

    But it isn’t.

  • Nikki

    if they honestly said all that about her, people on HER side….. there has got to be a problem come on.

    anyway, why is it that every mccain/palin supportor (which literally has been either older, rich white people, or their children) that i meet tells me that the reason they don’t like obama is because of him raising taxes on companies that make a lot of money already, because he is going to be taking THEIR money… etc..

    why don’t they think about the good of the COUNTRY not just about themselves? while obama may be taking a small amount away from the already rich or well-off, why can’t they just find some selflessness inside and realize that he is trying to make the fundamentals of the economy STRONG.. and if giving a little extra money when you already have a lot, to help an entire country is asking too much then how are they patriotic at all?!

    if i was rich i would give ALL of my money to help those who need it. i would move to “main street” and live an average life if it meant helping millions and millions of those who need it and have needed it forever.

    wow i don’t even think anyone will read that rant but hey

  • tom

    The reason, Nikki, is that neocons are mentally completely off their rockers. They deny reality (or re-interpret it to their liking), PRETEND to be religious or Christian when they don’t have a nice bone in their body and their heads are filled with lies and evil, and can’t see the world in any other terms but US vs THEM (and the THEM list keeps getting longer).

  • carol

    I don’t know who vetted Sarah Palin but they were only trying to find someone who would rally the religious right. I worry about her honesty, integrity, and lack of general knowledge about government, etc. Didn’t anyone look at her ethics? Doubt it. For heaven sake, she is giving depositions in Alaska about her role in firing a long time government servant because he wouldn’t fire her former brother in law. I don’t want someone with her baggage one step away for governing us.

  • Can't Believe This

    I can hardly believe that you are talking about a republican saying something negative about Palin. Have you heard what old Joe Biden said about Barak before he learned that he could help move forward his political career. Oh how soon we forget.

  • Jim

    Barak? What did Joe Biden say about Ehud Barak?

  • I look forward to November 5,2008 when Gov. Sarah Palin is returning to the great state of Alaska, humiliated and defeated. The most unexplainable part of her vice presidential campaign is the fact that she is not embarased by her behavior.

  • Jim

    To take CBT’s comment less jovially, the difference is that I fully accept that Joseph Biden is a pompous and arrogant individual who is much too fond of his own voice and inclined to treat others, including Barack Obama, condescendingly. I’ve skewered Biden for that here before. During the presidential primaries, Biden insultingly dismissed Dennis Kucinich in his discussion of peace efforts as a purveyor of “happy talk.” This would make Joseph Biden’s presidency problematic. But beneath his personality flaws he is deeply knowledgeable and a master of the political process.

    Sarah Palin is being called a “whack job” and a “diva” by her own party, which would lead her to be a problematic president. But she doesn’t have competence in the political process or deep political knowledge to compensate. Biden is flawed, but Palin is the complete package of presidential unsuitability.

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