You knew it was coming. Who are unnamed McCain campaign staffers blaming for the failure of the campaign? The candidate who couldn’t manage to win the tax issue against a socialist? The man who decided Jeremiah Wright was off limits? The strategists that didn’t bring up Barack Obama’s support for Driver’s Licenses for illegals? The staff that decided Sarah Palin should spend day after day talking to Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric instead of actually campaigning and talking to Rush, Levin, Laura, Greta or even O’Reilly? No. They’re blaming the only positive part of their entire campaign - Sarah Palin.

Carl Cameron from Fox News is reporting that unnamed McCain campaign staffers claim that Sarah Palin did not know the three countries that make up North America, did not know what NAFTA was, and did not know that Africa was a continent.

If you believe these lies, you are an idiot

Do you believe that Sarah Palin doesn’t know Canada is in North America? Do you believe Sarah Palin doesn’t know what NAFTA is? Do you believe Sarah Palin doesn’t know Africa is a continent? If you do, you are an idiot.

This reminds me of what Christopher Hitchens said about people who make and laugh at "George Bush is stupid" jokes: “You know what I think? This is now the joke that stupid people laugh at. It’s a joke that any dumb person can laugh at because they think…they can prove they’re smarter than the President.” The same can be said about the overwhelming majority of Palin detractors – they fall for all the “Sarah Palin is an idiot” accusations because they are idiots. They don’t give the accusations the least bit of thought or reflection.

Sarah Palin is the governor of Alaska. Canada is the third largest importer of Alaskan products. Only an idiot would believe that Sarah Palin is unaware of a trade agreement with her third largest customer.

If you’re one of the 70 million people that watched the Vice-Presidential Debate, you may remember her discussing Darfur legislation in Alaska. She was meeting with groups regarding Darfur before she even took office, while she was Governor Elect. Do you think she thought Sudan was a state, a county, a municipality? Only an idiot would think that Sarah Palin doesn’t know Sudan is a country.

Why are McCain campaign staffers lying?

Since none of the sources of this tripe are being named, I can only speculate as to their motivations to smear Governor Palin:

Theory Number 1: They want the story to be about Sarah Palin instead of the failed campaign they ran – knowing that the MSM would eat it up.

Theory Number 2: The story is coming from Romney people in the campaign because they know Sarah Palin is a serious threat to Mitt in 2012.

Theory Number 3: See Theories Number 1 and 2.
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3 Response to 'McCain Campaign Staffers’ Lies About Sarah Palin and the Idiots that Believe them.'
  1. Stephen'> November 6, 2008 at 12:49 AM

    These anti-Palin comments came from Romney operatives inside the McCain campaign:

    Romney's trying to clear the field by trying to defame Palin's character. This is the same crap he tried in the primaries on McCain and Huckabee. What a sleaze.


  2. Anonymous'> November 6, 2008 at 7:29 AM

    Theory #2 is spot on!


  3. bowlersmom'> November 6, 2008 at 8:52 AM

    I will wholeheartedly support Sarah Palin agin in 2012, along with Jindal or any true new conserative. I will not support Romney or any other old, in name only conservative.