General Patton made huge headlines during WWII when he Smacked a hospitalized soldier who the thought was a coward. Not only was the act wrong but the reasoning was wrong. Neither Patton nor the soldier realized at the time the guy was not a coward but suffering from Malaria.
Like Patton, Senator John McCain is a war hero. It is also time for McCain to Smack some cowards around, this time however, it would be very appropriate. It is time for McCain to begin the healing of the party. He must call a press conference today and verbally SMACK those cowards from the McCain campaign who are trashing the Alaska Governor. THIS IS THE PARTY OF RONALD REAGAN FOR GODS SAKE, WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE 11TH COMMANDMENT: THOU SHALT NOT SPEAK ILL OF ANOTHER REPUBLICAN?
“It’s a circling firing squad,” said Meg Stapleton, who is under contract as the governor’s campaign spokesman for the next week.
The anonymously sourced salvos are being launched in media including Newsweek, Fox News and The New York Times. The claims include that Palin didn’t know Africa is a continent, went on shopping sprees on the Republican Party’s dime, and threw tantrums that left staff in tears. Palin supporters said it’s just people trying to scapegoat the governor for the unsuccessful presidential campaign.
Palin flew into Anchorage late Wednesday night from the campaign trail, greeted by shivering fans and questions from reporters. The governor said she wouldn’t comment on “false allegations” made by anonymous McCain staffers.
“If they’re an unnamed source, then that says it all. I won’t comment on anybody’s gossip, or allegations that are based on anonymous sources,” Palin told reporters after stepping from her last flight on the McCain-Palin campaign home.
Palin was at home in Wasilla on Thursday and not giving interviews, while an aide sorted through luggage to identify campaign clothes purchased by the Republican National Committee. The high-end clothing, which Palin intends to return so it can be donated to charity, became a controversy that is still following her.
Stapleton spoke to Palin about the clothes, the anonymous accusations and frustrations the governor had on the trail. Stapleton said some campaign staff members controlled Palin too tightly, keeping her from the press and admonishing her when she made calls to radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and others.
“Instead of just letting her be who she wanted to be they still felt this need to control. …There were a few times where she actually did sneak in phone calls and was reprimanded for picking up the phone and placing a few calls on her own,” Stapleton said.
“She felt that she really did want to go out and speak and get out there more. One of them was to (the Daily News). There were a number of times where she reached out and really wanted to speak and she was told she needed to follow the script and she needed to follow what they wanted her to do and that wasn’t in the plan.”
Stapleton said Palin called the staff of Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly. But the campaign got wind of it and told her O’Reilly had canceled the interview, which wasn’t true.
Randy Scheunemann, McCain’s foreign policy aide, contacted the Daily News at Stapleton’s request Thursday and defended the governor. He praised Palin and said anonymous attacks from other staffers are “disappointing and dishonorable.”
“It’s really amazing, I think it’s unprecedented in terms of presidential politics to have this level of vindictiveness and pettiness. It’s like these people fell out of favor with a middle school 14-year-old girls’ clique. It’s really unbelievable,” Scheunemann said.
Scheunemann, who played a major role in preparing Palin for the vice presidential debate, said he doesn’t believe the claim that Palin thought Africa was a country and not a continent.
“Her debate performance speaks for itself. … The idea that she could stand up on the stage with somebody who’s been in the Senate for 35 years and discuss domestic and foreign policy as effectively as she did, and yet somehow she doesn’t know who is in NAFTA and doesn’t know that Africa is a continent and not a country is laughable,” he said. (SOURCE)
Come on John YOU ARE A TRUE AMERICAN HERO–ACT LIKE ONE!!
My Friend Pamela calls it
Have you heard or seen the latest attacks on Sarah Palin coming from the McCain camp (and who knows what other GOP 2012 contenders are behind it)? Our party destroying our people? They are smearing Palin but wouldn’t smear the Mansourian candidate?
Furthermore, the McCain aides told Cameron that Mrs Palin threw tantrums over bad press reviews and was a shopaholic. He also reported that chief McCain foreign policy advisor Randy Sheunemann was fired late in the campaign for allegedly leaking details of the splits. I don’t see the report up on the Fox website tonight but there may be something there in the morning. Nonetheless, with Palin allies pushing her for a 2012 run, this is clearly explosive stuff and doubtless the harbinger of some serious bloodletting after the Barack Obama landslide.
McCain lost the race. The buck stops with him. He fought a 1974 war in a 2008 world. He was polite, he needed to be aggressive. He was honorable, he needed to be vicious. He hurt the American people by keeping Obama’s secrets. Imagine that.READ the REST OF HER POST HERE