Friday, November 07, 2008

Circular Firing Squad

This seems to be what Republicans especially people in the McCain campaign are doing. Playing the blame game. Point their fingers at Sarah Palin. All sorts of leaks about her. That she was not very bright and incredibly ambitious.

This from a McCain aid even before the election:

"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."

I guess she doesn't know that Africa is continent not a country. I guess the list goes on and on. Campbell Brown of CNN has good column about the whole thing. The upshot being, and I happen to agree with this completely:

You are the ones who supposedly vetted her, and then told the American people she was qualified for the job. You are the ones who, after meeting her a couple of times, told us she was ready to be just one heartbeat away from the presidency.

If even half of what you say now is true, then boy, did you try to sell the American people a bill of goods. If Sarah Palin is the reason some voters chose Barack Obama, that is no one's fault but your own.

I am no fan of Sarah Palin. But the McCain campaign chose her. It seems they didn't do the proper job of vetting her. And yet still put forth she was qualified to be vice-president and a heart beat away from the presidency. It seems to me the idea was to do anything to win. Damn the consequences.

Thankfully the American people saw through that.

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