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    Sarah Palin frequently disparaged the political press when campaigning with John McCain. But she tells Human Events' John Gizzi in an interview that she wishes she had spent more time talking to the media:
    GIZZI: What was the biggest mistake made in the '08 campaign?
    PALIN: The biggest mistake made was that I could have called more shots on this: the opportunities that were not seized to speak to more Americans via media. I was not allowed to do very many interviews, and the interviews that I did were not necessarily those I would have chosen. But I was so thankful to have the opportunity to run with John McCain that I was not going to argue with the strategy decisions that some of his people were making regarding the media contacts?
    But if I would have been in charge, I would have wanted to speak to more reporters because that's how you get your message out to the electorate.
    In general, the Alaska Governor (named "Conservative of the Year" by the magazine) seems to think she was over-managed.
    GIZZI: And what was the most important lesson you learned from the campaign?
    PALIN: The campaign was 99.9% amazing and invigorating and inspiring. But looking back, there were so many things that were outside of my control. I was in a campaign in which I did not know the people individually running the campaign. So I had to put my life, my career, my family, and my reputation in their hands. That's kind of a scary thing to do when you don't know the people you are working with.

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    As an administrator, as a chief executive of a state, I am not used to that. I am used to proving my abilities by calling the shots. Then I know the buck stops with me. I made the decisions, and I'm responsible. When others are making decisions for me, as they were in the campaign, and I am the one to live with the fallout from the decisions that were made on my behalf, that is something I am not very comfortable with.
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    [M]y reliance on seeking God's direction in all that I do -- that is good enough for me. And others who have a different worldview and different strategy on messaging and such, I would like to have the opportunity to prove to them that my gut instincts were going to be quite adequate.


    Palin: McCain's Biggest Mistake Was Sheltering Me From Press


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    I still love how she has't grasped WHY she was not allowed free range with the media. That kills me!

    Months have gone by and she still hasn't clued into the fact that when she opened her stupid bitchface, numbers tanked.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    This woman has permanent foot in mouth disease. As the VP candidate is not supposed to have any control. She was supposed to show up and spout McCain's position on whatever the topic is - why can she not understand that? What a flippin' narcisistic twat.

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    Haha, as if anyone is going to believe that. It was painfully obvious why she was kept from the press. If she would have 'called the shots' all the interviews would have been with older, white, conservative, Viagra-popping men.

    Oh, and in her trying to blame McCain's people by saying she was forced to trust her career and the presidency to strangers shows just how cautious and pragmatic a leader she is that she didn't even know who or what she was getting involved with.

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    I was in a campaign in which I did not know the people individually running the campaign. So I had to put my life, my career, my family, and my reputation in their hands. That's kind of a scary thing to do when you don't know the people you are working with.

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    As an administrator, as a chief executive of a state, I am not used to that.
    "I am not capable of dealing with new people or information. That's why I appointed an attorney general in my state that the legislature said wasn't qualified for his job. But I could deal with him because I knew him! I can't deal with new information because that involves thinking. Thinking never gets you anywhere..."

    She should do more interviews. I'm still waiting for the Colbert Report and Daily Show ones!

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    [M]y reliance on seeking God's direction in all that I do -- that is good enough for me. And others who have a different worldview and different strategy on messaging and such, I would like to have the opportunity to prove to them that my gut instincts were going to be quite adequate.


    My gut instinct told me to throw my TV out the window everytime she was on....sometimes listening to your gut isn't the best thing!
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    His biggest mistake was picking her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMama View Post
    This woman has permanent foot in mouth disease. As the VP candidate is not supposed to have any control. She was supposed to show up and spout McCain's position on whatever the topic is - why can she not understand that? What a flippin' narcisistic twat.
    Exactly, she's an attention whore in extremis. Like I said before:
    when you take part in pageants, when you try out for TV and
    they hire you to be a sportscaster, when you try out for mayor,
    and then for governor, there is obviously an excessive need
    within you to be the center of attention. She's a limelight junkie.
    Throw in power hungry, too.
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    Ahahaha... does she think she's Britney Spears or something?
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    Just like Keith Olbermann, I'm praying that Palin runs against Obama in 2012. She won't win, but it'll be good for some laughs.

    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMama View Post
    This woman has permanent foot in mouth disease. As the VP candidate is not supposed to have any control. She was supposed to show up and spout McCain's position on whatever the topic is - why can she not understand that? What a flippin' narcisistic twat.
    Thank you! I was just about to post the exact same thing. But the fact that she felt she should have had more control as a VP candidate means she would've been Cheney in a skirt.

    I was wondering when Palin was going to start blaming McCain, and not taking any of the responsibility herself. And considering how badly her interviews went when she did give them, what makes her think that having MORE interviews would have been a good idea?

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    bitch is in the wrongggggggg party. If you are a republican you are an authoritarian by design, and whomever the designated authority is (and if they are putting you out in front to 'run' for 'office', trust me, it isn't you) you get your marching orders and you put on your jack-boots and brown shirt and you Fall. In. Line. The biggest mistake of McCain's campaign was not realizing soon enough there was a republican alive (Palin) who actually doesn't understand this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.C. View Post
    His biggest mistake was picking her.
    word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ymeman View Post
    bitch is in the wrongggggggg party. If you are a republican you are an authoritarian by design, and whomever the designated authority is (and if they are putting you out in front to 'run' for 'office', trust me, it isn't you) you get your marching orders and you put on your jack-boots and brown shirt and you Fall. In. Line. The biggest mistake of McCain's campaign was not realizing soon enough there was a republican alive (Palin) who actually doesn't understand this.
    I agree with this. Of course, she's too dumb to realize it and hasn't been around the block enough to grasp this elementary concept. Either that, or she thinks she's somehow "special" and exempt from this.

    Too bad she can't do more interviews cause that is some funny shit that provides material for weeks.

    McCain himself had to "take orders" as to who they would allow as VP choice. She was like number four on the list. Liberman was among McCains first choices.

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    Personally, I would love it if she ran on a fundie-nut job ticket, maybe with Pat Buchanan or someone of that ilk on her ticket. It would awesome to listen to her run off at the mouth unchecked. And there'd be no chance she would be elected. It would just be...pure fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    I still love how she has't grasped WHY she was not allowed free range with the media. That kills me!

    Months have gone by and she still hasn't clued into the fact that when she opened her stupid bitchface, numbers tanked.
    totally

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