Has McCain – Palin Turned Into McCain VS. Palin?

[Update: This story has now been reported in the NY Post, with different reporters and even more incidents between Palin and the McCain campaign staff. With a week to go, the campaign has turned into a schoolyard with no teacher to supervise, with campaign staffers and strategists worried more about future employment and self-survival then winning the election.]

That’s what an article in Politico.com is suggesting. I know that it’s Politico.com, and they don’t have the best record in stable reporting, especially where the GOP is concerned, so why am I even posting about it and giving credence to the article. Because the theme they are talking about, that the McCain camp and the elders of the Party are getting ready to blame Sarah Palin and rip her to shreds after November 4th is something that I talked about on a few occasions here and here.

This article, if true, is far more damaging, as the names getting ready to throw Palin under the bus are at the top of the McCain campaign team:

“These people are going to try and shred her after the campaign to divert blame from themselves,” a McCain insider said, referring to McCain’s chief strategist, Steve Schmidt, and to Nicolle Wallace, a former Bush aide who has taken a lead role in Palin’s campaign. Palin’s partisans blame Wallace, in particular, for Palin’s avoiding of the media for days and then giving a high-stakes interview to CBS News’ Katie Couric, the sometimes painful content of which the campaign allowed to be parceled out over a week.

“A number of Gov. Palin’s staff have not had her best interests at heart, and they have not had the campaign’s best interests at heart,” the McCain insider fumed, noting that Wallace left an executive job at CBS to join the campaign.

Can we at least wait until AFTER the election, just in case McCain actually wins this thing? They will do anything then lay the blame where it belongs; the candidate himself for running a horrible campaign, and the campaign staff for being pretty much disorganized and caught flat-footed on to many occasions.

McCain has done virtually nothing to enhance his own political support in this Presidential election, all gains have come thanks to Sarah Palin and ‘Joe the Plumber.’

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