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Snr. McCain Adivsors Tell Media: Palin is "Diva" and 'WHACK JOB"

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posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:58 PM
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The infighting within the McCain campaign has become increasingly public, with growing frustration directed at Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK). Last week, CNN reported that one McCain source called Palin “a diva” who “takes no advice from anyone.” Politico’s Mike Allen reports another McCain adviser’s criticism of Palin:

***In convo with Playbook, a top McCain adviser one-ups the priceless “diva” description, calling her “a whack job.”


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It's getting interesting, maybe that guy who made the 'Palin is a Trojan Horse' thread, when she was picked, was right.

edit to add: Found it, it's the: Sarah Palin is a Trojan Horse thread.

Well, it's not quite the scenario that the 'informed from the inside' OP envisioned, but I wonder if there is some Oct. surprise advantage to her leaving the ticket, that plays out differently.

Does anyone else think this is in the realm of possibility, Palin leaving the ticket in the 11th hour?





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posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:14 PM
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I believe that Palin is a smart woman, not the dumb female she is portraying at the will of the campaign. I also think she will not "play ball" as noted by her performance in running Alaska. She is not afraid to ruffle the feathers of the good ole boys and do what is morally right. I can only hope she gets a chance to show what she has. But I am quite sure the media elected Barry over a year ago.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:18 PM
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IMO It sounds more like she is disagreeing with her "handlers". We know how petty control freaks can be when they are challenged. That's why they are now name calling their own candidate. I am more impressed with her now that she shows she has a spine and can make her own decisions. I also noticed McCain is staying out of it. Sorta like seeing who will come out on top her or the handlers.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:18 PM
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Aww, Dude, c'mon now, let us not rewrite history -- the media told us over a year ago that Hilary was the presumptive, unbeatable nominee and the good people of Iowa chose not to listen.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:23 PM
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Did you see the interview with Brian Williams? McCain looked like he could not even bear to sit next to her -- with his beady little eyes darting around and that panicked half-smile thing he's been doing for the last 6 mos.

I wonder though, if there is not a proverbial boot in the air aimed squarely at her posterior and she's balking about who's zoomin' who...



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:27 PM
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I doubt Sarah Palin has any moral fibre. She has already lied about so many things, it is scary. Not so much ruffling feathers or Tar and Feathers if she is elected. Not good.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:29 PM
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That's part of it, but I also believe that much of this is coming from Romney's supporters. They're bitter that he was not the VP choice and now that it looks like Obama will win, they're exacting their revenge.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:31 PM
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I think this is just more politics as usual. Both sides grasping at straws while engaging in their usual smear campaigns. The Democrats use CNN and MSNBC, the Republicans use Fox News.

I'm interested in the real issues and its a shame that ATS has been turned into just another site where emotionally controlled people spout their Partisan smears instead of discussing anything important.

Why would anyone take seriously the unnamed sources without the courage to even let their identities be known. This is Jerry Springer material. Nothing more.

I wish both sides would quit for a week and only post helpful information until the election is over. I'm sure I'll find a Biden said something stupid thread to balance out this one.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:42 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


I'd be shocked if Palin is removed from the ticket at this point in the game.

At this point, the decision to run with Palin is turning out to be a lose/lose situation for McCain. He loses because she is considered a poor choice for VP and he is rapidly losing the faith of his conservative base. He also loses if he dumps her off the ticket, because that will only demonstrate what a poor choice he made in the first place.

It's a classic Catch-22 scenario.



As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:44 PM
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Response to BLAINE - (sorry, hit the wrong button)

I'm unclear, you think this is part of a Democratic smear campaign? That's a bit of a reach, as even Fox news is reporting it as a rift between the two camps, i.e. that Palin is going off of the reservation and McCain's guys are grumbling. So I don't think you can blame Obama for this one.

Nevertheless, the larger question in my mind is, is this orchestrated in someway beyond what we are seeing/being told? My husband mentioned last night that McCain was saying yesterday that there was a big surprise in store for the American voters... Does anyone know if this is true ?

In the meantime, I'm going to go look and see if I can find it.

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[edit on 28-10-2008 by TheWayISeeIt]



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by TheWayISeeIt



The infighting within the McCain campaign has become increasingly public, with growing frustration directed at Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK). Last week, CNN reported that one McCain source called Palin “a diva” who “takes no advice from anyone.” Politico’s Mike Allen reports another McCain adviser’s criticism of Palin:

***In convo with Playbook, a top McCain adviser one-ups the priceless “diva” description, calling her “a whack job.”









Anyone that has played high school ball knows this is the attitudes of losers....

The recriminations, the backbiteing, the blame game.

They actually might be able to pull this one out but they are acting like losers by their body language and hail mary negativity.

They should be running on the issues and past performance.


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posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 06:45 PM
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Palin fits in with Mc Cain because of her being a maverick. According to McCain he has been a maverick to the point of disobeying orders in the military and that was why he was shot down in Vietnam. He made the decision to make another attack run and left flight without his protection. Only his family connections kept them from court marshalling him. He was part of a team and deserted his post. His own words bear that out. Two peas in a pod seems to me.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 06:51 PM
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Palin's gone rogue! AAAAGGGHHHHHH!

Quick, everyone HIDE!

Seriously, if McCain can't keep his running mate in check, just how in the Hell is he going to be able to run the country effectively. It's a mark of poor leadership.

Palin has done more to undermine the McCain campaign then any politically-spin dished out by the Democratic Party.

It's so sad...



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 06:57 PM
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Seriously, if McCain can't keep his running mate in check, just how in the Hell is he going to be able to run the country effectively. It's a mark of poor leadership. Palin has done more to undermine the McCain campaign then any politically-spin dished out by the Democratic Party. It's so sad...


Now..i'm going to change a few words in that...

Seriously, if Obama can't keep his running mate in check, just how in the Hell is he going to be able to run the country effectively. It's a mark of poor leadership. Biden has done more to undermine the Obama campaign then any politically-spin dished out by the Republican Party. It's so sad...


Thats was fun



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 07:04 PM
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Nice try! Now only if there was an iota of truth to your little fantasy!


Truth be told, Biden might make the occasional gaffe, but he's a solid and experienced statesman. He is a man I could trust to run the country if it came down to brass tacks.

Palin on the other hand, well that's a whole different ball game. The McCain camp can't trust her enough to handle a press conference, much less the presidency. Does that make any sense to anyone?



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 04:58 AM
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Palin isn't even allowed to do interviews alone. I've never seen Obama and Biden being interviewed together. Palin? McCain has to be there to go "What she really meant was..." After every response from her. If he kicks the bucket due to old age who will be there to tell say, Russia, "She didn't really mean go ahead and nuke the west coast because they're a bunch of evil liberal gays and blacks she really meant..."



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 08:24 AM
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Yes I find it pretty ironic that they don't mention the censoring of Joe Biden I fail to see what Sarah Palin has said that had any bearing on the presidency someone pro Obama could nit pick all they want,but Biden has said some scary things,and whats worse is they were backed up by Colin Powell,so whom is considered a whack job?



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by maria_stardust
He loses because she is considered a poor choice for VP and he is rapidly losing the faith of his conservative base.


Not true.

In fact, Palin is the only reason he has much of a conservative base right now.

That's where the excitement is. It's definitely not from McCain.




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