Sunday, November 15, 2009

McCain Campaign Was Filled with Liberals: They tried to stifle Sarah

This just in from Drudge Report. If anything illustrates, one, what a total asshole McLame is, Two, how doomed his campaign was from the beginning, and three, how liberal he must be to hire people that work for the MSM. For whatever reason, they didn't want the campaign to succeed. They just wanted a good show to put on their résumés and make sure he went nowhere. McLame is complicit though, and this is what you get when you support someone whose turn it is.

The plus side is Sarah Palin isn't going away. What these weenies didn't realize was that she would get more than the 15 minutes of fame they thought she deserved. She's getting more and I would bet this is just the beginning.

I would also posit that Mr. Potato Head Steele is more of the same. The McCain fiasco proves it, the Dede Scozzofava  deal seals it. The GOP is being led by the incompetent. What else is new?

Fri Nov 13 2009 07:27:12 ET

Going Rogue: An American Life
by Sarah Palin
Chapter Four; Section 8, pages 255-257

By the third week in September, a “Free Sarah” campaign was under way and the press at large was growing increasingly critical of the McCain camp’s decision to keep me, my family and friends back home, and my governor’s staff all bottled up. Meanwhile, the question of which news outlet would land the first interview was a big deal, as it always is with a major party candidate.

From the beginning, Nicolle [Wallace] pushed for Katie Couric and the CBS Evening News. The campaign’s general strategy involved coming out with a network anchor, someone they felt had treated John well on the trail thus far. My suggestion was that we be consistent with that strategy and start talking to outlets like FOX and the Wall Street Journal. I really didn’t have a say in which press I was going to talk to, but for some reason Nicolle seemed compelled to get me on the Katie bandwagon.

“Katie really likes you,” she said to me one day. “she’s a working mom and admires you as a working mom. She has teenage daughter like you. She just relates to you,” Nicolle said. “believe me, I know her very well. I’ve worked with her.” Nicolle had left her gig at CBS just a few months earlier to hook up with the McCain campaign. I had to trust her experience, as she had dealt with national politics more than I had. But something always struck me as peculiar about the way she recalled her days in the White House, when she was speaking on behalf of President George W. Bush. She didn't have much to say that was positive about her former boss or the job in general. Whenever I wanted to give a shout-out to the White House’s homeland security efforts after 9/11, we were told we couldn’t do it. I didn’t know if that was Nicolle’s call.

Nicolle went on to explain that Katie really needed a career boost. “She just has such low self-esteem,” Nicolle said. She added that Katie was going through a tough time. “She just feels she can’t trust anybody.”

I was thinking, And this has to do with John McCain’s campaign how?

Nicolle said. “She wants you to like her.”

Hearing all that, I almost started to feel sorry for her. Katie had tried to make a bold move from lively morning gal to serious anchor, but the new assignment wasn’t going very well.

“You know what? We’ll schedule a segment with her,” Nicolle said. “If it doesn’t go well, if there’s no chemistry, we won’t do any others.”

Meanwhile, the media blackout continued. It got so bad that a couple of times I had a friend in Anchorage track down phone numbers for me, and then I snuck in calls to folks like Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity and someone I thought was Larry Kudlow but turned out to be Neil Cavuto’s producer. I had a friend call Bill O’Reilly after I was inundated with supporters in Alaska asking why the campaign was “ignoring” his on-air requests for a McCain campaign interview. I had another friend scrambling to find Mark Levin’s number. Aboard the campaign plane I was within twenty-five feet of reporters for hours on end. Headquarters’ strategy was that I should not go to the back of the aircraft and talk to the press. At first this was subtle, but as the campaign wore on, Tracey or Tucker would call headquarters to request permission, and someone in DC would respond, “No! Absolutely not- block her if she tries to go back.”

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chuck said...

McCain was Bob Dole all over again. The only difference was that McCain ran against a pretty unimpressive candidate. Despite what people say about Brakabama's brilliance, the guy sounds like a muttering dumbass when he speaks. That's why Hillary Clinton waxed his hapless ass in every debate she had with him. Brakabama's aura of greatness is based on one thing only and that one thing is that he's a brown colored guy who doesn't sound like Uncle Remus when he talks. In the minds of white guilt driven leftists, that makes him a friggen genius.

Bill Clinton would have beat John McCain by 25 points. Hillary Clinton would've won by 15.

The Right Guy said...

I totally agree and said so over a year ago. Bob Dole II. Obama knows how to read a teleprompter and has the ability to sing to the choir and look good in front of the choir. If you want to test someone's speaking ability though, listen to them on the radio or just audio. It's revelatory. Obama uses a lot of fill words. Umm, oh,.. etc. I will phrase it differently than you though...He and his wife are the product of affirmative action and I will leave it at that.

As much as you may not like either candidate, I think Rudy or Huckabee would have wiped Obama in the debates and done better. I would say they may have won. I would also say if the race was today, after a year of ObaMao, we would find many people with voter regret.

Bungalow Bill said...

I had read this earlier. I was shocked that McCain thought he could hire people within the huge networks with the solid foundation for liberalism and expect to be guided in a winning direction. What a fool!

They really must have done a great job of making the old senile man confident they really liked him during all those years on the Sunday morning shows.

It sounds to me like the media was as successful as ifiltrating the McCain campaign as radical Islam has been in infiltrating the Army.

Left Coast Rebel said...

I thought that I couldn't respect McCamnesty any more. Great post.

The Right Guy said...

Thanks guys. Yeah Clay, McCain could have been sold a bill of goods, but ultimately, he had to go along with it. I can't help feeling these MSM types were almost giddy with pleasure. That witch from CBS was trying to help Couric, not McCain and her loyalty wasn't there. She should have been fired after the Couric interview. I don't think that was the case.

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