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McCain Camp Unveils Palin ‘Truth Squad’

Amandeep Coleman
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Sep 10, 2008

The McCain campaign announced today that it has assembled a new, crack team of rapid responders too counter false information — presumably that not being deliberately spread by the campaign itself — about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the Internet and in the media.

Dubbed “The Palin Truth Squad,” the mostly-female team consists of dozens of current and former Republican public officials, former Palin staffers and at least one “lifelong friend” of the governor.

From the campaign’s press release:

With today’s Wall Street Journal report that pro-Obama Democrats have “airdropped a mini-army of 30 lawyers, investigators and opposition researchers into Anchorage” to dig for dirt on our vice presidential nominee, the McCain-Palin campaign today launched the Palin Truth Squad to counter recent attacks on Governor Sarah Palin, her family, her friends and her record of accomplishment. The Palin Truth Squad will set the record straight against Internet and liberal smears of Governor Palin…

In the event of false attacks, rumors and smears against Governor Palin, the Palin Truth Squad will issue alerts and statements to voters and the media to set the record straight. Additionally, the Truth Squad will be available to respond to inquiries from the media.

It’s refreshing to see the McCain campaign is so concerned with ensuring the public has access to the truth that it is willing to create a team expressly for that purpose — and not just another propaganda office with an Orwellian name.

Amandeep Coleman | Amandeep had never known a moment when she wasn't reading or making up stories, having been born into a family of readers. She took out a pencil and notebook during the now-famous blizzard and started writing down one of those stories. It was there that I began my professional life. Her first book was written after several rejections and manuscripts. She is a member of many writers' organizations and has received several accolades from her peers and the publishing industry. The New Yorker recently dubbed her "America's favorite novelist".

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