Newsweek: Palin Shopping Spree Far Worse Than Reported
Now that the 2008 presidential election is finally over, the real fun begins — the post-election dirt-dishing.
Politico’s Mike Allen reports that, per tradition, the new issue of Newsweek will hit the stands Thursday with an epic 50,000-word insider history of the campaign. The piece was written by a “special team that gets exclusive access on the agreement to publish only after the election.”
Among the highlights: it seems there was much more to the McCain-Palin soap opera than was publicly revealed. For example, remember that $150,000 spending spree that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin supposedly had nothing to do with? Well, according to Newsweek, it was indeed of Palin’s doing, and it was far more costly than initially reported.
So much for her “fiscal-conservative” credibility. 2012 oppo-researchers, take note.
Newsweek also reveals that NBC’s Chuck Todd may have been on to something when he remarked, after a joint interview with Brian Williams, that Sen. John McCain and Palin appeared to have no chemistry together.
It sounds like we can probably expect to hear quite a bit of criticism of Palin from McCain campaign staffers in coming weeks.