McCain aides swipe back at Palin: “Her lack of fundamental understanding of some key issues was dramatic.”

McCain aides strike back at Palin aides:

A second McCain source says she appears to be looking out for herself more than the McCain campaign.

“She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone,” this McCain adviser said. “She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else.

“Also, she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: Divas trust only unto themselves, as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom.”….

“Her lack of fundamental understanding of some key issues was dramatic,” said another McCain source with direct knowledge of the process to prepare Palin after she was picked. The source said it was probably the “hardest” to get her “up to speed than any candidate in history.”

And this one will make you laugh:

CNN contributor and Republican strategist Ed Rollins said Palin was “mishandled” during the earlier part of the campaign, and as a result, “she’s become a target of a lot of ridicule.”

But, he said, “She definitely is going to be the most popular Republican in this country when this thing is over.”

First off, that statement may be literally true, as after this election is over it’s not clear if any Republican will be popular in America ever again. But putting that aside, Palin’s negatives are shooting through the roof. The myth of her popularity was debunked weeks ago. Yes, Palin is popular with the 23% of Americans who think George Bush is doing a wonderful job (and apparently she’s doing a bang up job drumming up the racist, gay-hating, anti-Soviet anachronistic nutjob vote). But the rest of America thinks she’s a blithering idiot. If the GOP wants to tie its horse to one of the most disliked Republicans in America, oh please do.


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