Palin Smears Hurt McCain
"You may have read that Palin did not know which countries are part of the North American Free Trade Agreement -- hint: There are three such countries and they're all in North America. I've seen Palin stumble during this race, but I do not believe that the Alaska governor was not acutely aware of a treaty that regulated trade with her next-door neighbor, Canada.
"Don't take my word for it. CNN's Campbell Brown announced Friday that some unnamed McCain staffers "have been launching grenades at Palin and her supporters. Some of their allegations, we at CNN have found to be patently false."
"They may be patently false, but there is no way that Palin can prove they are false. Hence there is no way she can outfox the disinformation campaign.
"On cable news and talk radio, specific names are presumed to be the sources of the leaks. The subjects deny they are the leakers, but that doesn't matter. Once their names are in currency, they are presumed to be the sources, just as Palin is presumed to be the ditz.
"I've talked to some McCampaign biggies and all denied being the source of this sleaze. All refused to talk on the record, lest they extend this sorry story.
"OK. What is McCain's excuse? Perhaps when he appears on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" tonight, McCain will make a statement that puts the kibosh on this unnamed-sources pile-on. And it had better be good.
"Because from where I sit, the view is of a campaign run by people who are so protective of their own precious backsides that they will sling all matter of mud -- including charges that are, as Brown put it, "patently false."
"The longer McCain waits to refute the rabid rumors spread by those who want to blame Palin for the ticket's loss, the more his judgment appears suspect. After all, McCain picked Palin. If Palin was cartoonishly uninformed, if she was Gidget on the hustings, McCain does not look better. He looks worse.
"Also, McCain looks worse for failing to control his own people.
"The political press corps doesn't win any awards in this episode, either. Remember when the pack would not jump on National Enquirer stories about John Edwards' relations with Rielle Hunter and child -- because the story had not been nailed down? It seems that there is a different standard for Palin -- to wit, anything goes."
From Blog Administrator: Palin was never given the time or respect to defend all the lies that spread so quickly about her. She never banned books as mayor. One book she is criticized for banning is the Potter series that wasn't even written when she was accused of banning it. Libs should be ashamed to continue with the lies about her.
She is a very intelligent woman who has managed to do what the feminists said women could do: have our cake and eat it too. But those same feminists derided her and ridiculed her in attempts to make her look stupid.
The problem as I see it shows a patent disrespect for those in Alaska who have voted for her and given her the highest approval rating as governor than any other state. Alaskan voters have a good and loyal governor who loves her state, her job and mostly her family. She will do many more wonderful things in Alaska and I hope in the future for our nation despite the disrespect the left showed in the lower 48 states.