Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Blame Game

As Obama's poll numbers rise so does the tension inside the McCain campaign. It appears they're splitting into factions and Sarah is gathering together her loyalists with an eye on her own political future.

I did a lot of research on Palin when McCain first yanked her out of the Yukon as his VP. I learned more about her than I really wanted to know and one thing is clear to me. The biggest mistake McCain made in his implusive pick was the failure to recognize her longstanding history of stabbing her allies in the back when they no longer further her own ambition. I think he'll live to regret it.

By all indications, what we'll see in the next 11 days is the real Sarah Palin. She's increasingly willing to go off the reservation and is reportedly ignoring her handlers altogether at this point. Clearly her goal is to cement her creds with the base, the damage to the ticket be damned. What good that will do her in the long run is hard to predict.

With the ugly, enraged underbelly of the base now exposed for the world to see, their support among moderates and independents diminishes daily. Palin may find herself the leader of tribe lost in the wilderness with little political clout left for the foreseeable future. But still, she's young and the pendulum will swing again someday. It always does.

Update: Heh. They finally figured it out for themselves.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Grant Haws said...

Amen to that! We will surely see her trying to position herself for a 2012 run, whether it helps McCain or not. She has just a few more days to stay in the limelight before defeat pushes her back to the icy tundra of the north.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/25/palin.tension/index.html

4:11:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Hey Grant. Funny I just found that link somewhere else and updated the post with it. I guess the insiders are finally getting it. I could have told them this would happen weeks ago.

4:18:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I believe the Mayans predicted 2012 as the end of the world. Maybe they were on to something.

11:39:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I forgot that Fogg. Sobering thought.

11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous barnyard said...

According to McCain insider Martin Eisenstadt, another "makeup artist" named Tracy Thorp was brought in to do one thing for Sarah Palin: Apply a SPRAY-ON TAN. Yup, it's one of the crazier sidenotes to this scandal, but apparently they wanted to get rid of Sarah's "Eskimo tan" so they brought in Tracy the tan lady from LA. Eisenstadt actually raised the first concerns about the makeup artists two days before the New York Times and Wash.Post did their stories today. Here's the link: www.eisenstadtgroup.com

12:55:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

What her personal tanning bed in Alaska wasn't good enough? These people are crazy.

3:18:00 PM  

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