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.
I am so sick of Sarah Palin! GO AWAY!
McCain you are an IDIOT for picking that bear skinnin' beotch!
10 more days and she can go back to where she came from... election day cannot come soon enough
Aw. The Republican Night of the Long Knives shall soon be at hand. Make sure you have your popcorn ready cause it's gonna be great.
She is out of any control. She is a fundamentalist, even worse than Taliban of for the better all Quada! Does she understand co-oparation
needed. We in Europe are scared of her rethoric in lies and hate.
Is this what Christians stand for... than I'm ashamed to be one.
Please vote for common sense: Barack Obama. He is not a socialist... he is a realist. and beyond.
Isn't that what politicians do anyway? They go with the flow as long as it works for them and when it doesn't they use a life saver to pull out and make it work for themselves? I call it...back stabbing !!!!
In two months we have learned more negative things about this ignorant, selfish, corrupt, etc Alaskan "governor"...than positive ones. Wake up people !!!!!
sad really, but not surprising that she's looking out only for number one.
Sarah Palin is a disgrace to this country. Former McCain supporter now Barr supporter
what a stupid stupid woman ....
When they lose, Palin will say that McCain dragged down the ticket.
Her true colors starting to shine already. Go ahead all you replublicans, tell us how GREAT she is. I am dying to hear this one. Go on we're all ears......
Obama/Biden 08 AND 12
"Diva" is such a tactful term. McCain has gotten what he deserves.
I HOPE SHE RUNS IN 2012..I WONT VOTE FOR THEN, EITHER.
The McCain folks who supposedly vetted her are just figuring this out?
I knew she was a diva the first time I heard her speak.
She is a power-hungry megalomaniac with delusions of grandeur who believes she has been chosen by God to institute a theocracy and she wants to be the queen.
Republicans have been duped. Turnabout is fair play. We have been duped by the neo-cons for way too long.
Hey Gov. Air-Head, I have two words for you (no, not those two) ... ten days.
As an Obama supporter I find it ridiculous that McCain's people are turning on Palin.
Was she a bad choice? Yes.
But hey...YOU picked her!
And I might not be a big wig political strategist but turning on your VP choice before the election...not the best idea ever.
Look, more people on the Republican side like Palin more than McCain so the idea of her planning her political future is fair.
Especially when McCain aides are treating her this way, how can they not expect her to start looking out for herself.
Oh well...this is just another part of the collapse of today's Republican party.
So my side benefits.
Finally, McCain's campaign sees Palin for what most of us (especially PA residents) realized awhile ago. Palin marches to the beat of her own drum and is distancing herself from the old man to set up a 2012 Presidential run. There's no chance McBush will take PA in 2008!
The wheels are falling off. It is so obvious that the McCain/Palin campaign has been extremely negative, inciting hatred and division amongst the American people rather than trying to bring them together for a common cause. When you do this rather than work towards giving hope to the people then it will become very difficult to keep your own team together. I am encouraged by hope rather than fear.
Obama represents hope for America!
Vote Obama/Biden '08.
FREE SARAH PALIN SHE IS READY TO CUT JOHN MCCAIN LOOSE AND SHE IS READY TO RUN IN 2042, BECAUSE SHE WILL NEVER BE READY TO RUN THE NEXT 30 YEARS, I WILL BE IN THE GROUND WITH A COLD HEAD BEFORE SHE BECOME PRESIDENT THEN AGAIN DEAD PEOPLE CAN VOTE................
As the saying go
Joe "The Plumber"
as for Palin
Sara "The Dummer"
There may well have been some mishandling, but I think the fact that when she did the interviews with Couric and Gibson, it truly showed how uneducated and illiterate she is about anything outside the State of Alaska. I think the republicans recognized this and that is why they tried to keep her from doing interviews.
Just another case of McCain's bad judgement when he picked her for his running mate. He should never have picked such a right wing, evangelical extremist just to shore up his support from the right wing conservative base of the party and women. Evidently, he thought all us women were not intelligent enough to vote on the issues and would vote for him just because he had a woman running mate. That might have been true if she knew more about any of the subjects outside of her State of Alaska. Unfortunately, she is a small town, small minded person. I'd vote for Bush before I'd vote for her in 2012. She makes me ashamed to say I'm a woman.
I seriously doubt she is capable of of playing for anything except the same old GOP boring tactics of division, polarization, fear-mongering and trying to distract voters from the real issues.
I am not surprised to hear of infighting among the McCain team. They have created a Frankenstein's monster and are now unsure of how to control it and keep it reigned in. Unfortunately, we will all have to wait until the 4th for the torch wielding citizens to end the nightmare.
Lmao.. what a bunch of screw up folks. maybe she should be running instead of john mccain...lol
You must remember Palin's personal history: beauty pageant contestant, "Mayor" of Wasilla (they met once per week to discuss city issues), and Governor of Alaska, a land of few women, where bigotry is as acceptable as shooting a wolf from an airplane. Palin may actually believe Alaska is a microcosm of the lower forty-eight (it is not) and therefore she has the experience to be President of the United States. Just under the shallow surface, the illuminating glare of the spotlight exposes the true self: an egotistical, manipulative wolverine in Louis Viton clothing. The spectacle of this once rising star has faded and fallen back to earth with an ignominious thud.
Much of what Sarah Palin was asked to do by the McCain-Sarah campaign in my opinion has been contrary to her nature. The attack role given to her does not fit her personality. She will attract more people to herself and the GOP if she does not go negative. She has the potential to be what Obama is today. As an independent I have more in common with her than John McCain that is why I am not voting the GOP ticket