It seems Sarah Palin is more than a maverick. Here’s an interesting quote from a McCain insider from CNN,
“She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone….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.”
She doesn’t trust her family, well so much for family values and the first dude, and she sees herself as a major player in Republican party politics in the future? This woman has a huge ego. I’m sure McCain is kicking his own butt over the decision to have her as a running mate. Or perhaps Palin is not as subservient as Cindy McCain who can take being called a *cunt* in public and still stand by her man. Either way it appears Palin is not much liked by her partners associates and has decided to carve out her own niche in the Party, beyond Alaska. The latter would be unfortunate for her to pursue, since coming down to the lower 48 Palin has more often than not appeared like a moose in the headlights than as someone enlightened.
It had to happen sooner or later. Palin has put her foot in her mouth again in a nationally televised interview with NBC’s Brian Williams. Not even John McCain, sitting at her side, could help her get out of the mess she put herself in, refusing to call some people who want to harm innocent Americans terrorists, while claiming the likes of Bill Ayers, and of course by extension Obama, qualify for the term. Check it out here.
But isn’t that what terrorists are? People who inflict death and destruction against “innocent people”? It just so happens that those who Palin was hesitatnt to give that name to, the people she was referring to were those who oppose abortion! (Eric Rudolph would probably go on air to endorse the McCain/Palin ticket with the news of that proclamation. ) It’s not enough that Palin has problems back home in Alaska with the troopergate scandal,(Republicans regret the day they gave Clinton such a hard time with his own trooper problems), now she has to go and minimize or redefine terrorism so that her political cause which sometimes has expressed itself violently in the Homeland escapes that designation. One can only wonder how long will it take for Palin to deny she ever said that? Judging by her past gaffs, it won’t be long.
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY is so steeped in political hypocrisy that they don’t know right from wrong, up from down. In an effort not to offend their base, they dance all around terms like terrorism,domestic terrorism when talking about abortion, but use the same terms vigorously and glibly when talking about their opponents. Keith Olbermann does a pretty good job of disarming the GOP’s terrorist bomb with this piece.