McCain Adviser: Palin’s a ‘Whack Job’
After several days of internecine finger-pointing and name-calling within the McCain campaign, Politico’s Mike Allen reports that an adviser in the McCain faction stepped up the attack on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s faction. From today’s edition of The Playbook:
***In convo with Playbook, a top McCain adviser one-ups the priceless “diva” description, calling her “a whack job.”
Now, I’m not a political strategist, but I’m pretty sure calling your own vice presidential candidate a “whack job” is a bit too mavericky even for the McCain campaign. Something tells me this won’t be particularly helpful in convincing people to put Palin one heartbeat away from the presidency.
This is perhaps one of the stupidest and most unprofessional things I’ve ever seen. Someone ought to remind the McCain campaign that the election is not officially over yet. There will be plenty of time for casting blame and writing tell-all books after Nov. 4.
In the meantime, the McCain team might want to pretend it still has a chance of winning this election — even if it doesn’t believe it.