View Full Version : Palinís off-script comments irk McCain aides

10-27-2008, 04:09 PM


McCain sources say Palin has gone off-message several times, and they privately wonder whether the incidents were deliberate. They cited an instance in which she labeled robocalls -- recorded messages often used to attack a candidate's opponent -- "irritating" even as the campaign defended their use. Also, they pointed to her telling reporters she disagreed with the campaign's decision to pull out of Michigan.

A second McCain source says she appears to be looking out for herself more than the McCain campaign.

"She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone," this McCain adviser said. "She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else.

"Also, she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: Divas trust only unto themselves, as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom."

A Palin associate defended her, saying that she is "not good at process questions" and that her comments on Michigan and the robocalls were answers to process questions.

But this Palin source acknowledged that Palin is trying to take more control of her message, pointing to an impromptu news conference on a Colorado tarmac last week.



10-27-2008, 04:13 PM
She sounds a lot like a conservative female version of Obama. lol

10-27-2008, 04:32 PM
Sounds to me as though sheís already feathering her bed for the 2012 presidential campaign. ;)

Molon Labe
10-27-2008, 04:48 PM
Sounds to me as though sheís already feathering her bed for the 2012 presidential campaign. ;)

Palin is getting ready to speak at a rally in my hometown in about 45 minutes. They had to move the venue outdoors because it's looking like there will be 15 to 20 thousand.

10-28-2008, 10:43 AM
Considering she has the highest approval rating of any Governor in America, maybe, just maybe, she's a tad bit politically smarter than some flunky working for McCain. When she speaks she gets a tremendous reception from the crowd, something McCain doesn't get on his own.

I'm listening to McCain and Palin speaking in PA. McCain started off by saying he and Palin don't always agree but that makes it fun. He can't seem to lavish enough praise on her.