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article imageMcCain Fails to Defend Palin on Tonight Show Appearance

By Barbara Sowell     Nov 12, 2008 in Politics
John McCain appeared on the Tonight Show Tuesday night. Responding to questions from Jay Leno concerning the attacks on Sarah Palin by unnamed sources in the McCain campaign, McCain appeared to be damning Palin with little praise.
According to Newsday, McCain called it "one of the things that happen in campaigns. ... I'm just very proud to have [had] Sarah Palin and her wonderful family."
McCain’s obvious ducking of Leno’s question without further explanation indicates that if there weren‘t a rift in his own campaign before the election, there certainly appears to be one now in the Republican party over Palin.
Palin galvanized the conservative base of the Republican party but many saw her as a lightening rod which highlighted the divisions in the party. She excited most conservatives but others questioned if she was ready for role of vice president.
A Palm Beach Post Editorial this morning claims that Gov. Palin “already is auditioning for the 2012 nomination,” and that it would be a mistake to chain the Republican party to either Sarah Palin voters or to Charlie Crist voters.
The editorial suggests that the GOP must widen its base from the South, the rural Southwest, and lightly populated Mountain West voters who like Palin the most because the political demographics of the country are rapidly changing.
The Altoona Mirror.com called the trashing of Palin undignified and unprofessional and called McCain’s failure to come to Palin’s defense a “lack of class for someone who wanted to hold the highest office in the land.”
That's why his silence is puzzling. If only to defend his own reputation, McCain should have Palin's back. . .The comments also reflect on those whispering McCain aides. What were they advising the GOP nominee before the Palin pick?
Bill McIntyre of Canada Free Press expresses his complete disdain for America’s MSM (mainstream media), which offered one-sided shabby treatment of Palin before the election and now stand in line to interview her.
During the campaign the MSM couldn’t do enough to make Palin look like a greedy idiot who wasn’t smarter than a fifth grader. . . They ignored the stupid comments of Joe Biden but couldn’t get make enough of any slips made by Palin. . . And now, these same shameless bullies want to interview her?
McIntyre believes that the MSM are attempting to distance themselves from their mean-spirited conduct towards Palin during the election.
And here’s another manifestation of the MSM’s self-renewal campaign. On CNN, if you are still watching these clowns, you will notice that the crawler on the bottom of the screen now contains never-ending feedback from CNN’s audience. Interestingly the feedback is overwhelmingly positive.
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