Pete Hanby of CNN reports that some former McCain-Palin staffers are upset with their former vice presidential candidate for her recent remark, in a speech to the Alaska GOP Lincoln Dinner:
“So I’m looking around for somebody to pray with, I just need maybe a little help, maybe a little extra, and the McCain campaign, love ’em, you know, they’re a lot of people around me, but nobody I could find that I wanted to hold hands with and pray.”
Even though the governor said that she meant no disrespect to the the McCain campaign, some of the staffers were irked enough to talk about it – anonymously, of course.
Anonymous former staffer #1:
“It’s yet another example of the few staff still loyal to Palin questioning their loyalty and ardent defense of her over the several months since the campaign.”
Anonymous former staffer #2:
“It’s about us people who were on the plane, who showed extreme loyalty to Palin, continually getting thrown under the bus or slapped in the face by her comments, whether she means it or not.”
#2 went on to say Palin’s remarks “cause you to question not only your loyalty but her judgment as a leader.”
I question these people’s alleged loyalty to Sarah Palin. If they were so loyal to her, why didn’t they stand up for her and blow the whistle on those among their colleagues who were telling lies about the governor to the media? They could have named names and done so anonymously, just as they spoke to CNN about their anger. I’ll tell you why – because their loyalty was to people other than Sarah Palin, that’s why.
End of story.