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Monday, May 7, 2018
McCain says he regrets choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate
Ed. As he nears his
just rewards, McCain is displaying just how BIG an asshole he really is! So he “regrets”
his selection of Sarah Palin? Perhaps that’s because Palin was actually trying
to DEFEAT the candidate McCain endorsed—Barack Hussein.
The forthcoming final
memoir from Senator John McCain, titled The Restless Wave, and a nearly
two-hour-long HBO documentary on its way seem to be being used as an
opportunity to settle some scores. Jonathan Martin of the New
York Times has obtained copies of both books, and has spoken with the
ailing senator at his ranch, where he seems to be spending his final days. This
leaped out at me:
Palin: the One bright spot in the campaign!
While he continues to defend Ms. Palin’s performance, Mr. McCain uses
the documentary and the book to unburden himself about not selecting Mr.
Lieberman, a Democrat-turned-independent, as his running mate.
He recalls that his advisers warned him that picking a
vice-presidential candidate who caucused with Democrats and supported abortion
rights would divide Republicans and doom his chances.
“It was sound advice that I could reason for myself,” he writes. “But
my gut told me to ignore it and I wish I had.”
It is odd indeed to
call it “sound advice” and to simultaneously wish he had disregarded it.
Logically, this seems to mean that he wishes he had lost, while making a futile
gesture towards bipartisanship, or maybe just avoiding contamination with the
populism of Sarah Palin. It is an open secret that members of McCain’s campaign
sought to sabotage Palin during the campaign, apparently preferring to lose
rather than tolerate her views and her persona.
Please meet your maker quietly, John
This odd, unsourced
paragraph written by Martin offers a clue:
Yet many in Mr. McCain’s own party believe that, by selecting Sarah
Palin as his running mate in 2008, he bears at least a small measure of blame
for unleashing the forces of grievance politics and nativism within the
I strongly suspect
that McCain himself expressed these views to Martin, but asked not to be
Quite clearly, McCain
is part of the Republican internationalist establishment, against which Trump
is fighting. I suppose it is admirable that he is sticking to his guns to the
end. But there is no way that these views are less than an insult to the woman
who dropped everything after being asked to be his running mate.