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Friday, May 11, 2018

Sarah Palin said Thursday that Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) admission that he regrets picking her as his running mate in his failed 2008 presidential bid is "like a perpetual gut-punch." The former Republican vice presidential nominee said the senator's recent remarks were "not what Sen. McCain has told me all these years, as he's apologized to me repeatedly for the people who ran his campaign," she told the Daily Mail before speaking at a pro-Trump PAC fundraiser. In his upcoming memoir, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and other Appreciations, the 81-year-old senator laments not selecting former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) as his vice presidential candidate.

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Palin's got that nasal-nagging sound down pat.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-11 08:31 AM | Reply

How sad that the people around McCain are allowing him to ruin his legacy like this.

#2 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-05-11 08:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

She's gagging on something alright...

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-05-11 08:44 AM | Reply

With Lieberman, he'd have had a much better chance to win. Palin is a polarizing figure, not to mention a mental lightweight.

#4 | Posted by cbob at 2018-05-11 11:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- With Lieberman

McCain/Lieberman would have been a Purple compromise, but there was still no way he would've beat Obama.

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-11 11:37 AM | Reply

"With Lieberman, he'd have had a much better chance to win. Palin is a polarizing figure, not to mention a mental lightweight."

John McCain is a decent human being and I'll even extend that description to Sarah Palin. Lieberman, not so much. What a piece of garbage. Sarah might hold different opinions from me but I never thought she was sold out, Lieberman was obviously sold out. John McCain was destined to lose that election no matter who he chose. Barrack Obama was probably the greatest politician of our time. Sarah just expressed her honest opinions and I can honestly say, I never hated her. Joe Lieberman, I can't say the same. He is a piece of crap sold out to the insurance industry.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-05-11 11:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It would have been closer, besides, Palin probably would have quit anyway.

#7 | Posted by bat4255 at 2018-05-11 11:44 AM | Reply

How sad that the people around McCain are allowing him to ruin his legacy like this.

#2 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Should they lock him in a hospice room with no outside communication instead?

#8 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-05-11 11:45 AM | Reply

Joe Lieberman, I can't say the same. He is a piece of crap sold out to the insurance industry.
#6 | POSTED BY DANNI

Aren't they the same industry that wrote ACA?

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-11 11:47 AM | Reply

Should they lock him in a hospice room with no outside communication instead?
#8 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT

"How will he cast his ballot? sounds disenfranchising." - Snoofy

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-11 11:49 AM | Reply

Palin: stretched her 15 minutes into about 45. The only good that would have come of her being VP: the American People would have gotten a taste of familial disfunction and passed on the Trump Family--mouthbreathers, creeps and crooks...

#11 | Posted by catdog at 2018-05-11 11:59 AM | Reply

Boo-hoo

Sometimes the Truth is Painfull

Poor little Snowflakes

#12 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-05-11 12:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Sheep and dusty need to grow a pair of balls

Maybe palin will let you all borrow hers

#13 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-05-11 12:16 PM | Reply

Cry me a river

#14 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-05-11 12:18 PM | Reply

#2 it figures you wouldn't see the introduction of Palin into our national politics as a bad thing.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-11 12:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

She was a Tripp and a half.

#16 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-05-11 12:46 PM | Reply

Who cares what Sarah Palin thinks or feels? Seriously. Who cares?

#17 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-05-11 12:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Who cares what Sarah Palin thinks"
#17 | POSTED BY MODER8

You must hold her in much higher esteem than me if you think she's capable of thinking.

#18 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-05-11 01:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

You must hold her in much higher esteem than me if you think she's capable of thinking.

#18 | Posted by IndianaJones

Zing! Fair enough.

#19 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-05-11 01:15 PM | Reply

People regret decisions.

She's not the first VP pick (that lost) that's generated regret.

They lost....second guessing and regret is normal

#20 | Posted by eberly at 2018-05-11 01:18 PM | Reply

Sheep and dusty need to grow a pair of balls

#13 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES

Then how will trump grab them by the *******?

#21 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-05-11 01:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Who cares what Sarah Palin thinks"
#17 | POSTED BY MODER8
You must hold her in much higher esteem than me if you think she's capable of thinking.
#18 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-05-11 01:07 PM

Surely Sarah Palin has displayed the conscious determinability of planaria, her meth-inspired free verse is insane.

Unless you're implying she's a Russian AI?

#22 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-05-11 01:24 PM | Reply

wow yeah almost sounds like my pet groomer. They are always busy, but at least they do a good job.

#23 | Posted by mikemagic at 2018-05-11 02:00 PM | Reply

That family is as trashy as the Kardashians. Every single one of them is a freak show.

#24 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-05-11 02:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Don't insult the Kardashians like that. The Palin clan is much much much trashy. Jersey shore goes to Wasilla.

#25 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-11 02:16 PM | Reply

The interview with Katie Couric exposed Palin as desperately unqualified and brought into question McCain's judgement for choosing her.

Frankly I see no reason to attack her now.

He has no one blame but himself.

#26 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2018-05-11 02:22 PM | Reply

We'll only allow our national leaders to be educated at elite eastern institutions drawn from the upper to upper middle class. She would have been better off staying in Alaska.

#27 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-05-11 02:44 PM | Reply

Vis,

Palin could not name one publication she reads.

The interview was a trainwreck.

Palin may not have been stupid, but she sure wasn't informed.

#28 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2018-05-11 02:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No dispute, she wasn't ready for national office and she may never have been. Alaska is small population state and she was a small time local politician.

There is a pedigree that is expected and no amount of preparation would have made someone with her background and family life acceptable.

#29 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-05-11 03:43 PM | Reply

#26 | Posted by BillJohnson

Doesn't seem he is "blaming" her but he is lamenting his decision.

#30 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-05-11 04:29 PM | Reply

#29 yeah right it was all about "pedigree".

God you guys are amazing at polishing turds.

#31 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-11 06:01 PM | Reply

How sad that the people around McCain are allowing him to ruin his legacy like this.

#2 | Posted by sawdust

Yeah. His legacy is putting an idiot on the ticket with him. Palin made idiots realize that they want an idiot on the ballot too. Which lead directly to trump.

#32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-05-11 06:13 PM | Reply

How sad that the people around McCain are allowing him to ruin his legacy like this.
#2 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

He's a maverick. What did you expect? Him to go quietly?

Get your head out of the sand.

#33 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-05-11 06:39 PM | Reply

youtu.be

#34 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-05-11 08:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1


... he 81-year-old senator laments not selecting former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) as his vice presidential candidate. ...

Such a choice would have gotten my vote.

I had Sen Lieberman as my Senator. I had to communicate with his office a few times and the office was always most helpful. Whether it wsa gettting the answer to a simple question, or asking him for help in tracking down help for an expensive medical operation. The office was always respectful, and helpful.

And the real surprise, when re-election time came around, there was no solicitation for support.

On the other hand, my other Senator at the time was one Chris Dodd. My two requests to his office were greeted with a cold response letter that pretty much told me to take a hike.

McCain/Lieberman would have been a ticket that caught my vote.

#35 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-05-11 08:13 PM | Reply


@#2 ... How sad that the people around McCain are allowing him to ruin his legacy like this. ...

Like how?

Can you be more specific just how you feel that Sen McCain is ruining his legacy?

#36 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-05-11 08:15 PM | Reply

It's time to let the old war horse die in peace. He had his good times and his bad.

Putting aside the presidency, McCain was and still is the BETTR MAN, and that makes his opinions a threat to our current insecure little snot-nose wimp in the White House.

Go in peace, John, with God's grace and the knowledge that Trump will never be your neighbor in the better place you'll be going.

#37 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-05-12 04:39 AM | Reply

youtu.be

#34 | POSTED BY ABLOCK

Awesome video !

#38 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-12 09:52 AM | Reply

Why are people discussing the comments of a former candidate who is now a private citizen?

Or so I've heard.

#39 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-12 10:55 AM | Reply

Sheep,

As a man who isn't fixated or detracted by the female form, I have sat back and watched for years how smart, professional men will make the dumbest decisions and permit attractive women to perform at substandard levels if she is arousing.

In retrospect I see absolutely nothing about Sarah Palin nor does she have any redeeming values other than that straight men refer to her as someone they'd bet likes it and exudes a sexual quality.

There it is.

McCain was behind in the polls and Palin was a gamble that didn't pay off.

She sure has managed to stay in the limelight and she likes it.

#40 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2018-05-12 09:00 PM | Reply

I'm just glad we didn't have to listen to her screechy voice for 8 years...

#41 | Posted by JoesPizza at 2018-05-12 10:31 PM | Reply

Palin was way out of her depth and its a shame.

She was a good mayor of Wasilla did a lot for the town... and she might have been a good governor because she really understood Alaska life... however... the whole VP thing it was weird, weird, weird.

#42 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-05-13 12:32 AM | Reply

Palin was a thief just like every other greedy politician. Remember that sports stadium she had built in Wasilla. Strange how a lot of the material paid for with stadium money ended up in that new house she was building at the same time.

#43 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-05-13 05:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

JOESPIZZA

"I'm just glad we didn't have to listen to her screechy voice for 8 years..."

I'll ditto that. That High C every time she started talking gave me a pain in my eardrums.

#44 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-05-13 05:44 AM | Reply

Palin was a thief just like every other greedy politician. Remember that sports stadium she had built in Wasilla. Strange how a lot of the material paid for with stadium money ended up in that new house she was building at the same time.

#43 | POSTED BY TWINPAC AT 2018-05-13 05:35 AM | FLAG: HUH?

Well the land dispute designated for the complex is typical of Alaskan real property haggling that went on all the time.. all I knew was that as a resident of Wasilla, during her tenure as mayor is that the wrecked junked cars abandoned on the sides of roads... and there were hundreds of them... that stayed there for years...were finally gone... among other things... in general she cleaned Wasilla up a lot. The fiscal sympathies ... and the locals who hate taxes to keep their roads clear and clean threw a ring tailed hissy fit... because all of a sudden there were bills to pay... especially from the one's that migrated there from the fat money pipeline days... Alaskans pay practically no taxes and all of a sudden they needed to join the real world again. Aside from being stationed there in the military Alaska is a difficult place to earn a living if you are not tied into some government function... so its a lot of grabbing and growling and the fights are nasty.

Alaska is different than ay place I've ever lived... it is the only state where women are truly emancipated... so she seemed extra mouthy relative to what most people are used to... I will reiterate that I knew she was way out of her depth in the VP slot...she was out of context.... and I think she stays in Alaska to avoid income taxes... taxes in general... The feds pick up big tabs in AK.

#45 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-05-13 07:30 AM | Reply

Alaskans are all on the Dole with no work requirements, as I understand. They collect socialist payments and resist and resent paying taxes, is that what you are telling us, RIR?

#46 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-05-13 10:52 AM | Reply

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