Cacciaguida

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
 
So McCain is a gentleman. I didn't really doubt it, but it was good that he stepped up to the plate on Leno last night.
Asked by Leno about griping about Palin from unidentified McCain operatives in the days following the election, the Arizona senator said, "These things happen in campaigns.

"I think I have at least a thousand, quote, top advisers," he scoffed. "A top adviser said? I've never even heard of ... a top adviser or high-ranking Republican official."

This was the "straight talk" that Bill McGurn, writing in yesterday's Journal, rightly said that McCain "owed" Palin. Last week's anti-Palin leaking from unnamed "McCain staffers" had the unmistakable smell of campaign bottom-feeders trying to find their place in the circular firing squad before they rot altogether. Wrote McGurn:
The unmistakable message here has nothing to do with Africa, the North American Free Trade Agreement or bathrobes. It is the campaign team's cry, "It's not our fault. How could we ever win with this woman on the ticket?"

The first point to make here is the most obvious: This is the language of losers.....

We are asked to believe that Mrs. Palin was not ready for a national campaign. On what evidence from any part of this election are we to conclude that anyone on the McCain campaign team was ready for a national campaign?