View Full Version : McCain's Country First? LMAO! Bravo Lauer!

Gayle in MD
01-14-2010, 06:45 AM
While getting any RWer to admit to their lies and incompetnece, spending and foreign disasters, is always a waste of time, I'm glad that atleast a few, very few, commentators, are at least trying to keep the record straight. Bravo Matt, at least you tried.


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I love Google, don't you? It's so handy. Why, if I were a Republican presidential nominee and I didn't know who to select as my running mate, I too might use the Google to determine my pick.

John McCain did that very thing when he selected Sarah Palin. On the Today Show, when Matt Lauer questioned him on his pick, he said that he "wouldn't know." Jesus. McCain tried to bring up the war to divert Lauer from pushing him, and to Lauer's credit he didn't back down.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>John McCain refused to comment on it. That is insane.

Lauer asked, that the vetting of Sarah Palin was so woefully inadequate that no one from the campaign traveled to Alaska to interview her husband or any of her political opponents?</span><span style='font-size: 14pt'>
"I wouldn't know," McCain said. "The fact is that I'm proud of Sarah Palin, I'm proud of the campaign we waged, she energized our party, she will be a major factor in American politics in the future, and I'm proud of our campaign."</span>

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Somewhat taken aback, Lauer told McCain that he found it "somewhat surprising" that he didn't know anything about the vetting process, adding <span style='font-size: 14pt'>"You were the presidential candidate." </span>

McCain testily shot back by saying that he had no intention of "looking back over what happened over a year ago," adding, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>"I'm sorry, you'll have to get others to comment on it."</span>Really? That's all Mr. Straight talk had in him? And it's embarrassing that they were so desperate for a female candidate that they actually had to Google Chick-Repubs to see who was available.

Among their revelations is how McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, spotted Sarah Palin while searching the Internet for possible female vice presidential candidates.

"Rick Davis saw one interview she did with Charlie Rose where she was very much the Sarah Palin that people find appealing. She was lively, she was engaging, she popped off the screen. And he said, 'Wow, she jumps out,'" Halperin said.

"McCain boxed himself in. He needed a game-changing pick for vice president. And that left them with a last-minute pick of someone who was, to McCain, a virtual stranger, and was, to his senior staffers, an absolute stranger," he added.

Gawker writes:

McCain knew Bristol Palin was pregnant, Republicans insisted. But suddenly stories were all-but-implying that McCain's campaign—the campaign of serious grown-ups—basically Googled Palin a couple weeks ago and decided she looked clean enough for the job. As John Dickerson puts it, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Republicans are not being complimentary when they quietly call McCain "reckless."</span>Why didn't Davis just go to Hannidate or Match.com to find a running mate for McCain? I'm sure Laura Ingraham would have jumped at the chance too.


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Rachel Maddow whacks the McCain campaign for putting clueless Sarah Palin and recent Fox News hire one step away from being President of the United States when they already knew that she wasn't qualified. While I have no desire to push Heilemann and Halperin's gossip rag of a book, the news that Steve Schmidt and other campaign staffers of McCain's weren't happy with Palin is nothing new and probably credible. And anyone with half a brain didn't need inside the beltway campaign gossip to see that their assertions were right and that <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Sister Sarah had no business being one bad heartbeat away from the Presidency and McCain should have known better than to select her.</span>As Rachel notes, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>no one gets to vote for the Vice Presidential candidate and it shows how much that person cares about the country with their selection, and McCain put his campaign before country as much as he might not like being called out for it now. He got pretty nasty with Matt Lauer for daring to ask him about the book. I'd hate to see how would act if anyone actually really got confrontational with him about it.</span> </div></div>


<span style="color: #000066">And, with our country teetering on a possible disaster that a twit like Palin, could end up running our country, some people think they were right not to vote at all...and the same people...accuse others of being blindly partisan? BWA HA HA HA...

Mr. Straight Talk??? What a crock! GOP = Grand Ol' Propagandists, and they have their own propagandists cable network.

For all the bashing of our President, we are luckier than ****, that he won that election! McInsane at the helm, would have been Bush on crack!</span> /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif