Friday, 27 March 2009

Sarah Palin at war with the world

Aides to former Republican presidential nominee John McCain questioned running mate Sarah Palin's ongoing second-guessing of the McCain campaign.

The McCain aides were responding to a report on CNN that the governor got a laugh when she told a GOP audience in Alaska she had declined to pray with McCain staffers prior to her debate with Joe Biden.

Describing the pre-debate atmosphere, Palin told the crowd last Friday, she was "looking for somebody to pray with, I just need maybe a little help, maybe a little extra."

"And the McCain campaign, love 'em, you know, they're a lot of people around me," she said, "but nobody I could find that I wanted to hold hands with and pray."

A staffer on the campaign said Palin should stop talking about the campaign and talk only about "what's relevant."

"The people that she has, either working at her (political action committee) or advisers in Alaska, aren't exactly making the best decisions for her."

Sarah Palin seems to have engaged in an all-out war against the world:

  • Press release attacking president Obama for remarks about Special Olympics while rejecting federal funds for children with special needs. (Hypocrisy-gate?)
  • Press release attacking lawmakers for failing to discuss Stimulus package with her. (Stimulus-gate?)
  • Press release attacking blogger and citizen for bringing ethics complaint against her. (Cat-gate?, Ankle biter-gate?)
  • Speech branding RNC staffers not fit to pray with her. (RNC prayer-gate?)
  • Speech complaining about the media, again. (Whine-gate?)
  • Appointed crony anti-Native attorney general. (War on Natives-gate?)

What next? A press release attacking Mt Redoubt for frivolous explosions that are threatening to cause a major environmental disaster on account of the millions of gallons of Chevron crude oil sitting at the base of the volcano? (while she does nothing about it, I may add)

Sarah Palin appears not to have very thick skin and lashes out at people at every opportunity. The appointment of the new attorney general is also aimed at shielding her from further challenges.

"I'm wired in a way that I can take the criticism. I can take the shots."

Apparently not...

Report about response from McCain staffers


Dianne said...

This new AG sounds just like a very dangerous palinbot. I feel sorry for Alaskans all.

OT - kind of - I would LOVE for Meghan McCain to open up about SP. Go ahead Meg - toss her under the bus.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to imagine how Sarah Palin can run for President in 2012 when just handling the job of governor seems to be overwhelming her. If one needs a good contrast, remember the well-run focused campaign run by Obama, staying on message, avoiding distractions. The issues that Sarah has chosen to address show how shallow her political thinking is-- for example, a truly religious person can pray any time they want. They don't need to hold hands or have a group. In fact, in Sarah's case, instead of praying, a little more study of political issues would have been better prep for the debate. (And where was her devoted family, don't they pray??) The thin skin, the self-absorbed vanity and lack of critical thinking are not good qualities of a leader.

regina said...


She did pray with Piper:

She asks her daughter Piper to pray that God gives her strength and "speaks through me." Little Piper responds, "That would be cheating!"

the problem child said...

They just keep piling up, don't they? Great work, Regina.

Helen said...

A commenter somewhere remarked, "Palin doesn't have the thick skin needed for politics, just a thick skull instead."