Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Palin e-mails mention N.C. Sen. Burr

Posted By on Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 3:05 PM

What a bitch.

Besides, "nice T & A," what was McCain thinking when he chose Sarah Palin to be his running mate?

In her new book, former Alaska Gov.. Sarah Palin describes the push-and-pull between John McCain's campaign headquarters and her plucky "B" team on the road. As Palin recounts it, her natural instincts to reach real voters and reach out to the press were frequently foiled by an overprotective senior staff, led by strategist Steve Schmidt, that did not trust her.

Palin would wake up that morning in New York. A few days before the trip, Palin decided that she wanted to slough off some of the local interviews and spend the morning cooking with Rachel Ray, the host of a popular syndicated television program.

She instructed a top aide to inform headquarters that the Dover rally would have to be canceled.

The response from McCain's headquarters was firm: absolutely not.

"She says she wanted interviews [with the press], but pushed back against the interviews that were scheduled," a campaign aide who worked with Palin said.

Palin's team balked at allowing former Massachusetts governor Paul Cellucci to shake Palin's hand as she exited the campaign bus.

Palin wasn't fond of letting outsiders on her campaign bus, and Recher reportedly vetoed a ride-along with Schonda Schilling, the wife of Boston Red Sox player Curt Schilling. Carla Eudy, the campaign's scheduler, had added Schilling on the passenger manifest for the ride from Laconia to Salem.  But at the last minute, Schilling was told that she wouldn't be able to ride the bus and had to find her own transpiration to Salem.

On October 26, after a long day of stumping in North Carolina, Palin issued an edict to her traveling staff.

"We were informed today that she no longer wishes to do talk radio interviews in the car. It's too distracting," wrote a senior Palin adviser, in an e-mail to senior headquarters staffers.  "We were informed today that she no longer wishes to do TV or print interviews post-rally. She's drained. We were informed of her displeasure that her host and US Senator Richard Burr was allowed to ride the [Straight Talk Express II] with her."

He ended the e-mail: "I don't know what else to tell you."

Read the entire article from The Atlantic here.


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