November 7th, 2008
08:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin calls attacks 'cruel' and 'cowardly'

Sources close to John McCain say Sarah Palin was denied a chance to speak at McCain's concession address.
Sources close to John McCain say Sarah Palin was denied a chance to speak at McCain's concession address.

(CNN) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called former aides of Sen. John McCain "jerks" for circulating unflattering stories about her since the Republican ticket lost its bid for the White House Tuesday.

The stories, which have been attributed to unnamed sources within the McCain campaign, include claims that Palin did not know Africa was a continent instead of a country, or which countries are part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, despite touting her familiarity with neighboring Canada.

Speaking with CNN's Gary Tuchman after returning to Alaska, Palin speculated those stories may have originated with campaign staffers who helped her prepare for her debate with Democratic Vice President-elect Joe Biden.

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  1. Justin Time

    The McCain camp's cowardly attacks on her (not Christian even though she did the same vile false attacking upon others) are to deflect attention away from the responsibility for his loss which was caused by McCain's own cowardly words and actions throughout the campaign. He chose her not because he wanted to put his "country first" but for expediency, to win at all costs. In the end, he used the same unscrupulous tactics of lies and innuendo in his campaign that were used by Bush against him in the past. He even hired to run his campaign the very people who had attacked his family and his personal character when they worked for Bush. When he decided to get into bed with the devil, he invited all hell to break loose. I have no respect for him at all because of this.

    November 8, 2008 07:03 am at 7:03 am |
  2. DonnieJ

    That's what happens when you pal around with terrorists, Sarah – they attack you. Now get out of our face.

    November 8, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  3. Tab Cocovillea

    Now she's more irrelevant than ever, yet our fabulous "media" continues to give her coverage. She's a human tumor.

    November 8, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  4. Justin Time

    CNN puts controls free speech: they refuse to publish my post still in moderation after 4 hours! Well, so much for your "free speech" rhetoric CNN.
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Justin Time
    November 8th, 2008 7:03 am ET

    The McCain camp’s cowardly attacks on her (not Christian even though she did the same vile false attacking upon others) are to deflect attention away from the responsibility for his loss which was caused by McCain’s own cowardly words and actions throughout the campaign. He chose her not because he wanted to put his “country first” but for expediency, to win at all costs. In the end, he used the same unscrupulous tactics of lies and innuendo in his campaign that were used by Bush against him in the past. He even hired to run his campaign the very people who had attacked his family and his personal character when they worked for Bush. When he decided to get into bed with the devil, he invited all hell to break loose. I have no respect for him at all because of this.

    November 8, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  5. That_One

    Sara did no wrong.. Sara takes no blame, it's all the media's fault.. Ha Ha Ha

    November 8, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  6. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Hey Sarah, just run in 2012 and buckle up for the grief you'll get – from the GOP!!!

    November 8, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  7. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Hey turkeykiller38:

    Then go ahead and vore for her in 2012 – she's running. She started running when it was obvious McCain was losing and she threw him under the bus!

    November 8, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  8. Sohrab From Brooklyn

    Tit for tat for poor girl Sarah.You get back what you give to Obama.Palling around with terrorist,socialist, now republicans are opening your clothes, they are taking back wardobe poor Sarah don't understood the politics. Please don't be a crybaby in the face of adversity. You're messing up Obama's character, think about your rotten future.

    November 9, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  9. J. Tulla

    Palin apparently has forgotten that MILLIONS of us saw that she didn't even know the role of the V.P., any Supreme Court decisions, or answers to questions about her running mate's policies. Why in world would we NOW believe that she knows that Africa is a continent? She's a simpleton redneck bush babe who really knows nothing more than how to kill innocent animals!! Sorry, Sarah, your "career" as a politician is at an end due to your own lack of intellect.

    November 9, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
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