Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin criticized Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., for recent comments that he regretted choosing her as his vice presidential pick during the 2008 election.
McCain’s upcoming memoir, “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and other Appreciations,” relives the disastrous campaign that led America to eight years of Barack Obama.
The Arizona Republican said in hindsight that he should have selected Joe Lieberman as his running mate and that he regrets having added Palin to the ticket.
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In the book, McCain refers to the decision not to pick Lieberman “another mistake that I made” in his political career.
Palin says that reading his words over and over again feels “like a perpetual gut-punch.”
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Far more concerning, Palin believes, is that McCain has spent years telling her just the opposite. In describing her version of the story, the former Alaska governor dropped an epic shot at some of the people who surrounded McCain during that campaign.
“That’s not what Sen. McCain has told me all these years, as he’s apologized to me repeatedly for the people who ran his campaign – some who now staff MSNBC, the newsroom there, which tells you a lot,” she said.
Palin went on to suggest that his words are so different from what he has personally said to her, that they might actually be the words of a ghostwriter, not McCain himself.
“I attribute a lot of what we’re hearing and reading regarding McCain’s statements to his ghostwriter or ghostwriters,” she told the Daily Mail. “I don’t know all the details of his condition right now. It happens to me also where people speak for me and a bell is rung, and you can’t un-ring the bell.”
She went on to explain that her style and McCain refusing to adapt it and hammer Obama for some very obviously troubling relations (Ayers and Reverend Jeremiah Wright come to mind) has become sort of a running joke between the two.
“I stop him all the time and say, ‘Please don’t apologize,’” Palin said of the way establishment Republicans treated her during the 2008 campaign.
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