Now that the election’s over, we’re getting to see the most petty and shameful behavior from the hacks who helped run John McCain’s campaign into the side of a mountain. Several pretty high-ranking staffers, too cowardly to put their names behind their criticisms, have concocted all manner of ridiculous stories about Sarah Palin in order to shift blame away from themselves and Johnny Mac. The most ridiculous accusation comes from Newsweek, which writes:
The day of the third debate, Palin refused to go onstage with New Hampshire GOP Sen. John Sununu and Jeb Bradley, a New Hampshire congressman running for the Senate, because they were pro-choice and because Bradley opposed drilling in Alaska.
The McCain campaign ordered her onstage at the next campaign stop, but she refused to acknowledge the two Republican candidates standing behind her.
Where were those “layers and layers” of fact-checkers the MSM keeps telling us it has. If anyone with a lick of sense had looked over this accusation, they would have found that not a single part of it is true.
First, Mark Steyn saw her on stage in New Hampshire with both Sununu and Bradley, and saw no refusal to acknowledge either of them.
Second, John Sununu’s pro-choice stance must have caught the National Right to Life Committee by complete surprise considering that they gave him a 100 percent approval rating.
Third, Jed Bradley wasn’t running for the Senate. He was running to reclaim the seat in the House of Representatives he held for five years. The very first site that comes up on a Google search of his name is his “Jeb for Congress” site. He’s not all that pro-choice either, considering that he has only a 30 percent approval rating from NARAL.
Fourth, it is true that Bradley doesn’t favor drilling for oil in Alaska. Then again, neither does John McCain and Palin didn’t seem to have any problems appearing on stage with him a few dozen times, did she?
These anonymous attacks on Palin are nothing more than a bunch of loser hacks trying desperately to avoid blame for John McCain’s loss. They know full well that they screwed up in stuffing Palin in a closet for so long and only letting her go when it was far too late for her undeniable connection to average Americans to do the campaign any good. They know that she is the rising star in the Republican party, that John McCain has gone as far as he ever will, and that they hate her for it.
I can’t wait until we find out who these lickspittles are. I want to know their names I want to make sure that they never work for a national campaign again. Ever. Anywhere. Their incompetence and cowardice should not be rewarded with future employment.
John McCain has also greatly disappointed me. I would have expected a man who ran on his personal honor and integrity to come to her defense. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, though. She was the attacking half of his campaign and now he has to go play Mr Bipartisan in the Senate that he helped tip even farther toward the left. He can’t easily afford to defend Palin if it will cost him chances to make nice to his Democratic comrades in Washington. It’s not like he’s going out of his way to defend people in his way before. Remember when his buddies in the Senate were comparing our soldiers to Pol Pot’s thugs and Stalin’s killers and accusing them of running rape rooms? Johnny Mac has his own crusade against so-called torture and he couldn’t divert a moment of his time to rebuke them. He stayed quiet while our soldiers were being slandered; it’s no shock that he’s being quiet now. His sense of “honor” doesn’t apparently encompass the folks who stand in the way of his political goals, no matter if they’re a member of the United States military or Sarah Palin.