Thursday, November 06, 2008

Looneyland at the McCain Campaign

Carl Cameron gave a “report” on the O’Reilly Factor detailing Palin trashing at the McCain campaign.

It began with Cameron's stunning revelation that McCain campaign aides thought Gov. Palin didn’t understand municipal and state governmental responsibilities. Huh? A successful mayor and a governor with 80% approval rating didn’t understand local and state governmental responsibilities?

I wouldn’t even believe that about my 44% approval rated governor, let alone the governor with the highest approval percentage in the country. The campaign aides, never having run a city or state government, are obviously the ones who didn't understand local/state governmental responsibilities.

Unfortunately the “understanding” deficit of McCain insiders keeps getting worse.

McCain aides were "taken aback" when they came to pick Palin up for a campaign appearance and she met them at the hotel room door in her robe. They found it "rather uncommon." Are these people for real? Any of you ever been late for an appointment? Especially when you have back to back appointments for two months? Any of you ever have to put on a robe to answer the door? People who are stunned by that shouldn’t be given real world responsibilities.

Another charge was that Palin didn’t know about about "American exceptionalism". Hello. The only one I heard talking about America as a “shining city on a hill” (Reagan’s version of American exceptionalism) was . . . (drum roll) . . . Sarah Palin.

Strike three.

These people are from Looneyland. The other insider tidbits had a similarly “If you believe this, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.” tone.

Carl Cameron’s credulous reporting of such obviously off the rails revelations doesn’t say much for his competence either.

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