Saturday, October 25, 2008

A New Nickname for Sarah Palin: Rogue Diva

Sarah Palin has had a lot of nicknames.  Already in high school she earned the name,  Barracuda.   With what we have  learned about her petty vindictiveness in the troopergate affair, we now know why.  

Palin herself claims the title "hockey mom" even though what it suggests has more or less been blown out of the water by the revelation of  her "polo mom" taste in clothing.  ("But she did it for charity," whines the McCain campaign.  Which sounds a lot like the Republican platform - it's a trickle down wardrobe!)   This suggests a new name:  Champagne Sarah Palin.

Now key McCain aides are calling her a "diva" who is raining on their parade.  Even worse, she's a "rogue" diva, completely out of control.  (Don't say we didn't warn you!)

That's what a piece that just appeared on CNN claims.  Palin is "going rogue."  And it's causing some bitter in-fighting in the Republican party.

Here's the piece from CNN:

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (CNN) -- With 10 days until Election Day, long-brewing tensions between GOP vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin and key aides to Sen. John McCain have become so intense, they are spilling out in public, sources say.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Saturday.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Saturday.

Several McCain advisers have suggested to CNN that they have become increasingly frustrated with what one aide described as Palin "going rogue."

A Palin associate, however, said the candidate is simply trying to "bust free" of what she believes was a damaging and mismanaged roll-out.

McCain sources say Palin has gone off-message several times, and they privately wonder whether the incidents were deliberate. They cited an instance in which she labeled robocalls -- recorded messages often used to attack a candidate's opponent -- "irritating" even as the campaign defended their use. Also, they pointed to her telling reporters she disagreed with the campaign's decision to pull out of Michigan.

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," said this McCain adviser. "She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else.



1 comment:

patrick said...

there has been mixed signals from the McCain camp since it's inception... McCain trying to stress his loooong years of experience makes him look even worse as he continues to waver back and forth between "straight talker" and crooked politician

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