In a revelation that surprised no one that was watching the 2008 election closely, Sarah Palin, then Republican Vice Presidential candidate, has now revealed that her running mate Sen. John McCain muzzled her from speaking out.
“In the campaign, Greta, this is important for Americans to understand — I was not allowed to talk about things like that because those elitists, those who are the brainiacs in the GOP machine running John McCain’s campaign at the time said that the media would eat us alive if we brought up these things.”
Palin also criticised the media for doing the same, and failing to report on Obama’s links to other dubious characters like Bill Ayers, reports The Huffington Post.
“Palin criticized the media for “ingratiating themselves with [Obama] and vice versa” and trying to “destroy these whistleblowers” who were talking about controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers, former University of Illinois professor and co-founder of the violent anti-war group Weather Underground.”
In a bizarre twist, the Daily Kos, a far-left American website, is defending McCain’s decision back in 2008.
“Of course McCain was absolutely right in how target rich Sarah Palin was for the ‘lamestream’ media.”
This will only further ingratiate Palin to the growing numbers of those on the Right that loathe Sen. McCain.
McCain, who most feel was a poor Presidential candidate in 2008, has spent the time since then being one of Obama’s “go to” Republican Senators. He is at odds with the grassroots, conservatives and libertarians, on almost every issue of the day. He is known as being more likely to trash his fellow GOPers rather than Obama or the Democrats.
It is possible that Sarah Palin is finally speaking up because she is testing the waters to running for President in three years time.
Her many ardent fans certainly hope she throws her hat into the ring for 2016. Pundits, politicos and politics fans in the United States would probably relish the chance to see a Palin vs former Senator/Secretary of State (Hillary) Clinton go head-to-head in 2016.
It would certainly be more exciting than the current potential GOP runners and riders. And let’s face it, after two pathetic Republican efforts to take back the White House with old wealthy white men, it is time for the GOP to try something different.
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