… And this surprises who?
Sarah from Alaska courtesy of CBS
This morning on the CBS Early Show the new book “Sarah from Alaska” penned by campaign reporters Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe. The two writers said there was a “remarkable internal war” at the end of the campaign between Palin and McCain’s teams when the VP candidate was told she could not deliver a concession speech. So another words she was told to put a sock in it.
When McCain’s senior aide Carla Eudy found out that Palin wanted to be on the stage even when they were turning the lights out and starting to tear down the stage she told Palin’s adviser Jason Recher…
“You never had control of her,” she said, according to Recher. “Get control of her! Get her ass off stage!”
Oops… Seems a little testie at the bitter end LOL..
CBS was able to pull some excerpts from the book, specifically this portion about the “cram” for the Debate preparation…
THE OVERPOWERING SMELL OF cheeseburgers and French fries saturated the candidate’s suite at the Philadelphia Westin Hotel. About a dozen staffers shuffled around the table set up in the middle of the room where hundreds upon hundreds of five-by-seven-inch note cards were spread out in two-foot-high stacks. Palin had been locked in there for hours, cramming for her debate against Joe Biden. The biggest test of the campaign was less than a week away.
On the heels of the first round of Katie Couric interviews, her margin for error was nonexistent. Joe Lieberman, a veteran of a previous vice presidential debate, had been brought in to give Palin an idea of what to expect. The stifling air shortened everyone’s patience, and tensions were running especially high between debate prep coordinator Mark Wallace and foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann. It was the note cards that had first led to the longstanding feud between Wallace and Scheunemann a couple of weeks earlier. One of the aides wanted Palin to memorize them, while the other thought it better for her to learn conceptually. The spat made it all the way up the chain to Steve Schmidt, who told Scheunemann in no uncertain terms that he did not have the time for bickering between staffers and that they needed to sort it out. But the two men were still fuming at one another, and negative vibes permeated the room along with the smell of greasy food.
At the end of one cram session, Palin asked her advisers to run through the various trade agreements, including “who’s in NAFTA, who’s in CAFTA,” and so forth. It seemed an unremarkable request at the time. The advisers knew that the governor was, in fact, aware that the NAFTA treaty included the United States, Canada, and Mexico. But someone in the room with a penchant for whispering to reporters was taking mental notes. Come November, the anonymous source would pass Palin’s words along as part of a concerted effort to advance the exaggerated narrative that her handlers had been stymied in their heroic, yet futile, efforts to educate an ignoramus.
Well it seems that this political cartoon that surfaced around that time was Spot On other than the smell of the greasy fast food smell in the room.
And the Tell All Book Confirms the Cartoon!
Dear John McCain, Well Grandpa you and your Republican handlers sure know how to pick’em and make good decisions. Maybe as more and more of this is leaked out, that Ditz Palin will finally fade into the Alaskan Sunset.
But please GOP don’t let us stop you… Go ahead and choose her for your representative for 2012, we’ll certainly love it!
Hey Right Wing Nuts… What do you think of your hero now?