October 25th, 2008
02:15 PM ET
5 years ago

McCain aide: Palin 'going rogue'

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Tensions within the McCain-Palin campaign are spilling into the public. A McCain aide told CNN that Gov. Palin is a 'diva.'
Tensions within the McCain-Palin campaign are spilling into the public. A McCain aide told CNN that Gov. Palin is a 'diva.'

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (CNN) – With 10 days to go until election day, long brewing tension between Sarah Palin and key aides to John McCain has become so intense, it is spilling out into the public.

Several McCain advisers have suggested to CNN they have become increasingly frustrated with what one aide described as Palin “going rogue” recently, while a Palin associate says she is simply trying to “bust free” of what she believes was a mishandled roll-out that damaged her.

McCain sources point to several incidents where Palin has gone off message, and privately wonder if they were deliberate. For example: labeling robo calls “irritating,” even as the campaign was defending the use of them and telling reporters she disagreed with the campaigns controversial decision to pull out of Michigan.

A second McCain source tells CNN she appears to now be looking out for herself more than the McCain campaign.

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  1. canadian

    MUTINY!

    lol
    obama '08!

    October 25, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  2. Nino

    If she knew off the bat that she was being fed the wrong info, she could have said something... She could have altered her tailored statements.. It only shows how clueless she is.

    October 25, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  3. Mel of Alexandria, Virginia

    The caricature seemed to have been art imitating real life. She is no
    even up to George Bush's level, and after eight years he is still not ready to be president. If Chaney was not ruining the country and our reputation the depth to which we would have sunken is beyond imagination.

    Give the USA a break vote for a change. Obama/Biden 2008.

    October 25, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  4. Joe in MN

    Self destruct.

    October 25, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  5. Ryan

    Power corrupts, this woman is DANGEROUS! But hot....VPILF sure.... VP? NEVER.

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  6. Tyree,LV-Independent For Obama

    This Should Officially Solitify Any Undecideds, To Go For The Obama/Biden Ticket. Do You Really Want This Kind Of Stuff Going On In The White House.

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. MissMarple

    Okay, maybe in eight years she will be better informed, although I doubt it. You can fix 'uneducated" but you can't fix "stupid"!

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  8. Anton

    SEE WHAT YOU'LL GET WITH A PALIN ADMINISTRATION:
    LIES, DECIET, ANDISTRUST

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  9. Marcus

    For once I can honestly respect something Sarah Palin has done. It's about time she decides to put matters into her own hands and let "Sarah be Sarah." While I still don't support most of her political views and will definitely not be voting for her and McCain, she just earned an ounce of respect from me for finally giving the American people to see a more genuine side of her. Kudos, Sarah! Go Obama!!

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  10. Ex-Republican For Obama

    “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. Also she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: divas trust only unto themselves as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom.”

    Ok, now tell us how that's a pundit? Go ahead you neocon freaks, tell us how your goddess in taxpayers disguise is being 'beaten up' by the media. This is the CAMPAIGN THAT WORKS FOR HER....telling you that she is completely selfish and suffers from A.D.D.....who cares about special needs children, SHE is a special needs primadonna!

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  11. Allen

    "Remember: divas trust only unto themselves as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom.”

    Couldn't have said it better myself.

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  12. Susan

    Diva, my you-know-what! Dream on, Sarah.......she's a mean and scary woman!

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  13. Weare

    Is anyone actually surprised?

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  14. Kevin

    Well duh. Everyone knows shes completely insane and unfit to run any office. We don't need a 'rogue' running the show. We need a sound elected official.

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  15. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    this woman is dangerous and needs to be shut down.... any thought of her running for president in 2012 has got to be crushed.... she's a liar and cheat, not to be trusted and is a Bush Republican in the worst possible way..... NO PALIN EVER

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  16. Emery

    Proof that you can't control her...she's power hungry...and we don't need a power hungry VP in office....we've had one for the past 8 years, and we all see how THAT turned out.....

    OBAMA-BIDEN 2008

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  17. Badger

    Too funny.

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  18. jennifer, Evergreen, CO

    I think this is why most Presidential candidates VET THEIR VP CHOICES. Judgment good.

    Obama '08

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  19. STEVE, NY

    MC CAIN IS TO BE BLAMED FRO CHOOSING IN EEXPEIENCE LIKE PALIN. DID HE PUT COUNTRY FIRST IN HIS CHOICE OF VP? NO. WINNING ELECTION FIRST..... COUNTRY LAST. THAT IS MCCIAN FOR YOU. GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 25, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  20. Deb (New York)

    Well, well...John McCain cut off his nose to spite his face.

    October 25, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  21. Critical Thinking

    SO – exactly what ticket are republicans voting for? And if this is going on now, what would have happened if they were elected? I think there are many republicans who can't wait for Nov 5th so they can put this to bed and stop talking up a chaotic ticket.

    October 25, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  22. Jason, Maryland

    Ths ship is sinking, the wheel have fallen off the straight talk express, and the fat lady is singing. She is going to make it look like it's McCain fault so she has a chance at some sort of position in the GOP.

    October 25, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  23. edtrout

    What a way to thank a guy for a $150,000 make over.

    October 25, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  24. Mike in Sacramento,Ca

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 25, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  25. yahya

    The ship is strating to drown , way to go mcsame and caribou barbie.

    October 25, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
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