Sarah Palin is not one to mince words and has told it like it is in a recent interview. It is all too common for some of those involved in unsuccessful campaigns to lay the blame on anyone other than themselves after an election. These people started leaking information to the detriment of Palin, and hence the whole McCain campaign in the lead up to the election. Voters savage perceived dissention within campaigns and that undoubtedly cost us dearly on the day.
It was probably not enough to actually cost the election as a whole, but could have cost some of the more closely fought states, possibly even Florida where we lost by less than 200,000 votes. Add to that the effect it might have had in some of the closer Congressional and Senate votes, where we now have to fight it out against incumbents next time, and it becomes clear that these people have to be rooted out and never be allowed into the inner circle of a campaign again.
Palin, in her acceptance speech did more to slam Obama than the whole of McCain’s effort during the entire election. While McCain was trying to win without antagonizing Obama, Sarah was out there, “Kicking and a' gouging in the mud and the blood and the beer.” Palin is a fighter, and that is what wins elections. In this case she had to take on the Democrats, the media, some of the most disgusting tactics ever used by the left, while getting back-stabbed by “unidentified campaign sources.”
This is from the Australian ABC: -
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has fired back against post-election claims by aides to Republican presidential candidate John McCain that she thought Africa was a country, not a continent, calling the anonymous sources "jerks."Matt Lewis at ‘Town Hall’ makes an interesting point that these treacherous bastards have probably done this because they have an agenda that does not include Palin in the next campaign: -
Ms Palin, Senator McCain's running mate in their unsuccessful White House campaign, told CNN the allegation "is not true." She said the leaks could have come from people who helped her with preparation for her debate against Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden.
She said she remembered having conversations during debate preparation about Africa and the North American Free Trade Agreement.
A Fox News report cited unidentified campaign sources who said Ms Palin did not know Africa was a continent and could not name the three countries in NAFTA - the United States, Canada and Mexico.
"I think if there are allegations based on questions or comments that I made in debate prep about NAFTA or about the continent versus the country when we talk about Africa there, then those were taken out of context, and that is cruel and mean-spirited, it's immature, it's unprofessional and those guys are jerks," Ms Palin said.
... How do I know the attacks on Palin are a calculated preemptive strike from supporters of a potential 2012 Palin foe -- not from a McCain loyalist? Aside from my personal knowledge that some of this stuff (not necessarily the Newsweek leaks, but other mockery) is coming from supporters of a potential competitor -- it also makes perfect sense.Sounds right to me.
Even if the attacks on Palin were true (they are not), no McCain loyalist would ever leak this stuff -- because an attack on Palin is also an indictment on McCain's judgment.
The attacks are coming from disgruntled McCain staffers, to be sure, but these folks have other loyalties ...