Monday, October 27, 2008

'Diva Palin is going rogue,' say McCain backers

From the London Independent:

Bitter infighting between advisers to John McCain and his running-mate, Sarah Palin, has exploded into public view, with McCain supporters accusing her of being a "diva" and her own faction warning that they would not let her take the blame if the campaign suffers a heavy defeat.

Anonymous briefing and counter-briefing yesterday suggested Governor Palin is "going rogue" and blaming many of the campaign's senior advisers for her own plummeting poll ratings.

More here.

Oh, this is really fucking funny!

McCain months ago made a deal with the devil: he would court the psychotic GOP Conservative Movement faithful in order to get the party's nomination. I mean, don't get me wrong, McCain is most definitely a conservative guy, but he's not the radical neoliberal, tongue-speaking Jesus freak type that holds an effective veto on all Republican Party presidential candidates. So he learned their language and talked the talk, but that wasn't enough, so he tapped Palin, who is just as loony as anybody on the far right, to be his running mate. That did the trick as far as internal Republican politics goes, shoring up the lunatic fringe base and all, but Palin seems to have done nothing but horrified people outside the party, quite a few inside the party as well.

And now that the ship is sinking, the rats are turning on each other. That is, this is pretty clear evidence that now even McCain insiders are convinced they're going to lose. And Palin's looking at the long term, maybe 2012.

Can this spectacle of conservative collapse possibly be more entertaining? Actually, I think there's a lot of opportunity out there for these people to make even bigger fools of themselves. Here's hoping.