McCain Staff Leakers, Whomever You Are, Are Scum, Should Be Outed, And Should Never Get Another Job

by Melissa Clouthier | July 1, 2009 9:13 am


It speaks ill of John McCain that his former aids continue to bash Sarah Palin[1]. It speaks ill of John McCain that he did not vociferously and ardently defend his running mate as she did him, post election.

I have a reminder to the geniuses at the McCain camp: YOU LOST. BADLY.

Now, there’s all sorts of explanations as to why that happened, but I put the blame on the leader’s shoulders: John McCain’s. His message was all over the road. His methods stunk. (He bought an iPhone after the election for crimeny sake–some of that “really cool” technology might have helped him during the election, ya know?) And his staff was obviously divided and at cross purposes.

Most soldiers know the whole “united we stand, divided we fall” mantra. Well, if John McCain knew it, his troops sure didn’t.

Blaming Sarah Palin for John McCain’s problems? How weak can you get? Continuing to talk about a lost election from months ago? What could possibly be gained by this? Oh wait, doing so will endear the consultant to the other Republican candidates, say Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee and the rest of the 2012 Republican hopefuls. Or are one of these guys paying the anonymous leaker to give Vanity Fair Palin-hating fodder. It’s a win-win-win! Destroy Sarah Palin for her 2012 rivals. Thin the field and put up those who have no chance of winning thus ensuring an Obama victory. Best of all, Vanity Fair can sell magazines using the image of the woman they hate.

Fine. The leaker should be ready to be outed. Be ready to be hunted down, exposed and be content to never work on a campaign again.


More Palin hate at MSNBC Ed Morrissey says[2]:

Mike Allen acts especially perturbed by the fact that — ohmygosh — people still actually want her to appear at fundraisers! He says this in the same tone of voice he might use in describing the Flat Earth Society or a reported chupacabra sighting. None of these men offer a reason for Palin to go into hiding and wear a political burqa except for their ad hominems, or explain why a governor of any state doesn’t belong at fundraisers for their political party. California just went broke; do you think these men would tell Arnold Schwarzenegger to stay home and out of fundraisers until they stop issuing IOUs? Do you think any of these three would dare?

Yes. It’s sexism. But it’s sexism with a purpose. Republican insiders fear her because she has the power to disrupt their power. So, she must be destroyed and the sooner the better.

Ed links to Patrick Hynes[3] who asks, “What I don’t understand is this: Why would anyone hire a bunch of campaign staffers after watching how viciously they are attacking their former employer?”

Ed answers and says, “I’m pretty sure none of the obvious sources on this story will work on national campaigns again, not after the backbiting and disloyalty they’ve put on display for the rest of the world to see.”

In the real world, that might be the case. In this nasty political world, the Palin bashing is winning some campaign operative enough points to be employed again. And likely, the operative is employed now.

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