Steve Schmidt finally confirms that they would have stopped Sarah Palin from taking office if John McCain had won in 2008.

By |2018-09-08T04:47:17-08:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |42 Comments

Courtesy of Crooks and Liars:

God knows, they’ve hinted about it. But today, Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt openly stated that if it looked like John McCain was going to win the presidency in 2008, they would have intervened to remove Sarah Palin.

“Steve, we had this conversation on the bus. We thought about, we talked about it, and we weren’t the only ones,” Wallace said.

Schmidt described her as “psychologically deteriorating, manifestly unfit to be anywhere near the command authority.” He said the crash stopped McCain’s chances, and fortunately, they didn’t have to remove her.

“It wasn’t an interviewing problem, though she was ignorant, and she was mean, and she was divisive, it was the psychological unsuitability,” Schmidt said.

He cited a “secondary issue” that “always gave me peace of mind.:

“All of the clothes and the booty that she ripped off from the campaign, all the gifts and all of the loot she was pocketing from the campaign” was a felony violation of the Alaska ethics law.”

As somebody said yesterday this just about confirms everything that we were talking about back in 2008, with the exception of the fake pregnancy which people are still afraid to touch. 

But yes Sarah Palin was having a nervous breakdown while on the campaign, just like was revealed in the book and movie “Game Change.” 

She was also stealing just about anything and everything that was not nailed down and acting in an erratic and hostile manner toward those she saw as her subordinates. 

All of that tracks perfectly with what I, and many of my colleagues, learned about her from our fellow Alaskans during the 2008 campaign, and for years afterward. 

So we worked diligently to keep her out of office back then and tried desperately to warn the country that she had opened the door for a truly scary celebrity politician to follow her path to the White House. 

And ultimately that is exactly what happened. 

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    • BHO September 7, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      “We are Americans. We’re supposed to stand up to bullies.

      Not follow them. We’re supposed to stand up to discrimination, and we’re sure as heck supposed to stand up and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers. How hard can that be? Saying that Nazis are bad?

      Obama’s Message: None Of This Is Acceptable”

      • Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 3:52 pm

        Nor marry them, third wife. GAH.

    • Anonymous September 8, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      “Steve Schmidt finally confirms that they would have stopped Sarah Palin from taking office if John McCain had won in 2008.”

      Actually that is not what he said or confirmed. He said they would have intervened…

      Neither Steve Schmidt or Nichole Wallace or anybody would have that power to ‘stop’ Palin from taking office except perhaps McCain, or if she were charged with a crime that would disqualify her from office.

      See you are still depending on your bread and butter for clicks.

  1. Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    LOL!!!! McCain’s gone and the Palin floodgates are wide open now.. Sarah Palin Felony Stupid!

    • Anon September 7, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      Wallace seems conscientious about how painful this was for McCain and his family. I read that Wallace and Schmidt were not invited to the funeral because the McCains never forgave them for cooperating with the book Game Change. They also spoke out about Palin after the election. While I understand that the McCain’s may have felt betrayed, as if revealing Palin’s unfitness ought to be kept private their stance and silence helped empower a monster and contributed to people viewing Trump as fit also.

      • Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 5:53 pm

        Well, anon, if the McCains thought that, so be it. Imagine the nightmare Wallace and Schmidt lived, paid to push a nightmare veep candidate for someone they believed in.
        Loyalty only goes so far before you start questioning yourself.

        • anonymous September 7, 2018 at 6:44 pm

          Kind of like the McCains didn’t talk about John’s former BFF Charles Keating.

      • Anon September 8, 2018 at 12:10 pm

        Wallace knows how it feels to lie and or cover up. She was a primary player in the campaign and she is complicit. They continue to hide from what and when the campaign learned about the Palin frauds.

        They act as if they only disagreed with Palin on her political positions. Palin, tea party alt-right vrs McCain, old school Republican.

        The McCains, Nicole, Steve and others do not want to deal with what they investigated and learned about the Trig Palin campaign saga.

  2. Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    When I saw this video last night, what got me was Wallace’s 5:24 remark: “She hadn’t hit me yet…that came….”
    Her lack of brain matter is well known but, when you put hands on someone, that’s a total breakdown of mental and emotional self control.
    A decade later, we now see it in her kids. Yikes!
    She can say all she wants to, blame who she wants to, but it’s all on HER.
    OH did she want to be a part of the “elite” that she now poo-poos.
    I guess we were too smart to realize her (cough) greatness (cough).

    • Another Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      I thought she said “she didn’t hate me yet”

    • Anon September 7, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      Wallace said “she did not hate me yet”.

      • 'NOT-FIT' September 7, 2018 at 5:17 pm

        Paul Manafort’s business partner vetted her…Right…CRIMEa!

    • Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      Okay, I stand corrected and apologies.
      She gets my dander up like Trump, and she DID usher what we see now in.

    • Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      That’s on “Crooks and Liars.”
      Their original video-to-text said it. It is now removed.

  3. anonymous September 7, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Yah, Nicolle, she had just “had a baby”. She didn’t give birth, mind you. Unless you mean sliding SpongeBob Square Pillow out of her pants and then miraculously having “God” transform SpongeBob into a real live baby after the fact! Or something like that. There is more “truth” to come out.

    • Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 5:07 pm

      Oh, you know they know! I consider it a shot out of the barn, so to speak.
      Cross the line, beeyotch, it all comes out. Not a threat, a promise.

  4. Anon September 7, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    I love hearing Schmidt articulate how Palin took advantage of the exhorbinant wardrobe allowance (my description), stuffing her pockets committing felonies.
    John McCain’s pride unleashed Palin to poison politics long term.

    • Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      I have to thank Gryph and fellow IMers for staying on task with this bunch the past decade. I had no idea who she was when she and family hit the stage RNC ’08, had an open mind, but the hair stood up on my neck watching ‘the best acceptance speech ever.” There’s something really wrong with this picture, and the research began.

  5. Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Palin Inc pissed away over $7 Million dollars in PAC money.. 5% just in political donations. Sorry, Trig, nothing for you, but you played your part well.

    • Anonymous September 8, 2018 at 10:01 am

      Do they still use Trig for photo ops and all? Since he is not needed anymore you would think they would allow him to return to his birth mother, if she wants him.
      Everything about his life is so very sad. Shocking that it is legal.

      The McCains would know all about how they used him and all the abuse and cruelty. They are complicit along with the others.

      You could see on-line the poor baby would be dragged out in the freezing cold working (unpaid ) for the McCain campaign. I believe he was 4 months old when it started. McCain and his family claim to care about children, they sanctioned the abuse and use of a special needs baby to promote John McCain and his VP pick.

      I know McCain used the DEA and others to protect Cindy McCain from arrest regarding the drugs she stole from her medical-aid children’s charity. The McCain’s trashed Tom Gosinski, a good man that tried to protect the children, including Meghan. Cindy neglected wild Meghan while she was getting high and had to steal drugs for her addiction.

      McCain (and Cindy) On Drugs

      From 1989 to 1992, Cindy McCain was a drug addict. She was addicted to Percoset and Vicodin.

      Cindy, was addicted to prescription painkillers. She stole pills from a medical-aid charity she heads and she used the names of unsuspecting employees to get prescriptions.
      She would rather be known as a philanthropist than as a wealthy heiress.

    • Anonymous September 8, 2018 at 11:25 am

      McCain”s MASSIVE coverup

      McCain had many coverups. He used his position in government to manipulate and hide what he did not want investigated.

      Keating was another one. McCain was a success and got off.

      Tragic stories about what happened to elderly victims. McCain did not care enough to take the consequences of his part. Meghan said her father was love.
      He demonstrated no love of the elderly, taxpayers and children.

      He should also be remembered for his hate.
      Lincoln Savings and Loan collapsed in 1989, at a cost of $3.4 billion to the federal government (and thus taxpayers).

  6. Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    i am still waiting for the real reason she QUIT, felony charges?
    She was a public official and the public has the right to know,she isn’t anything special to get a pass,get out of jail free card.

    We had to listen to her hateful rants for 10 years,let the truth shut her up once and for all!

    • Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      All her records are sealed.
      She calls herself a x-tian. Snort!
      Whatcha scared of, toots?

    • Lewsiffer September 7, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      I firmly believe that Sean Parnell, her Lt Gov, came to her summer of 2009, having heard the tales of her grifting and accepting gifts that were not allowed given her position as Governor and made her a deal that if she step down that no ethics charges would be brought against her. I can see him and the rest of caucus in Juneau getting together and crafting this plan to get her out of office. They never considered her a team player and Parnell always had a lust for power. He and his buddies carried out a coup when she was least suspecting it, hence the hastily announced quitting speech. I’m sure they sold it as “now you’ll have the freedom to travel the country promoting your books and maybe run for POTUS in 2012”, but she knew they had her over a barrel and the self-declared “ethics queen” couldn’t let herself be impeached for ethics violations, even though she’d dragged many others through the political mud for real or imagined ethics violations throughout her political career.

    • Anon September 8, 2018 at 6:08 am

      She quit to make and her family make millions of dollars. She already lied that she was exonerated from ethics charges in AK.
      I will never forget how people would not believe and were too lazy to verify any truth about Palin such as there was pipeline she claimed she built the longest one.

      BTW, since Palin trashed McCain on his death bed I hope Cindy and Meghan grasp why honesty and taking appropriate action is vital when you have a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

      • Anonymous September 8, 2018 at 10:34 am

        That she did, as lying that Tawd and she were not AIP. She only changed her status to get her cloven hoof in the door,

  7. Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Be nice if someone could unseal hers’ and Trumps’ so called sealed records. But there always has to be secrecy with these kinds of people because they are operating under a guise and not be 100 percent with the people whom they profess to represent. You know, like Putin.

  8. marc September 7, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Is that the same Sarah Palin that, as evidenced by the crosshairs on sarahs map that sarah approved, incited violence against senator Giffords? That Sarah?

    • Anonymous September 8, 2018 at 1:27 am

      There is no evidence the shooter ever saw Palin’s crosshairs. Why don’t you write and ask him

    • Anonymous September 8, 2018 at 3:20 am

      Yeah, Miss Blood Libel. That’s her!

  9. do September 7, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Sally Heath gave birth to a devil.

    • Anonymous September 8, 2018 at 3:23 am

      Definite psychoses in those blood lines.

  10. Anon September 8, 2018 at 4:15 am

    Yes, and who was it that mentioned sara’s exceptional ability to rig elections in Wasilla in her small town beginnings? And who exactly found her for the McCain debacle in 07? The mean girl from Wasilla, runner up and valley trash queen of mean teaching her son and little girls how to do it. She loved and wanted to meet Ivana, her dream of dining with trump over pizza. It was such a nose pick for John to place her on the ballot. WHO in johns camp is responsible for this? Steve and Nicole can add this chapter to the book. The “Greeter” ,,,at the gates of hell, madeline westerhout, a recent political science grad manages all of trump collusion and mingling with swamp garbage plotting against America. She will take you to the devil himself. The $95,000 job.

    • Anonymous September 8, 2018 at 5:24 am
      • CircleJERKer$ September 8, 2018 at 6:23 am

        “after taking office, Palin received two memos from Paulette Simpson, the Alaska Federation of Republican Women leader, noting that two prominent conservative magazines—The Weekly Standard, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, and National Review, founded by William F. Buckley, Jr.—were planning luxury cruises to Alaska in the summer of 2007”
        “The contingent featured three of The Weekly Standard ’s top writers: William Kristol, the magazine’s Washington-based editor, who is also an Op-Ed columnist for theTimes and a regular commentator on “Fox News Sunday”; Fred Barnes, the magazine’s executive editor and the co-host of “The Beltway Boys,” a political talk show on Fox News; and Michael Gerson, the former chief speechwriter for President Bush and a Washington Post columnist.” “Chris Wallace, finally had to ask Kristol, “Can we please get off Sarah Palin?”

        The next day, however, Kristol was still talking about Palin on Fox. “She could be both an effective Vice-Presidential candidate and an effective President,” he said. “She’s young, energetic.” On a subsequent “Fox News Sunday,” Kristol again pushed Palin when asked whom McCain should pick: “Sarah Palin, whom I’ve only met once but I was awfully impressed by—a genuine reformer, defeated the establishment up there. It would be pretty wild to pick a young female Alaska governor, and I think, you know, McCain might as well go for it.” Kristol referred to Palin as “my heartthrob.”
        “on the M.S. Noordam, included Rich Lowry, the magazine’s editor and a syndicated columnist; Robert Bork, the conservative legal scholar and former federal judge; John Bolton, who served as the Bush Administration’s Ambassador to the United Nations from 2004 to 2006; Victor Davis Hanson, a conservative historian who is reportedly a favorite of Vice-President DICK CHENEY; and Dick Morris”
        ” “McCain and Lindsey Graham”—the South Carolina senator, who has been McCain’s closest campaign companion—“really wanted Joe.” But Keene believed that “McCain was scared off” in the final days, after warnings from his advisers that choosing Lieberman would ignite a contentious floor fight at the Convention, as social conservatives revolted against Lieberman for being, among other things, pro-choice.

        “They took it away from him,”” as for HRC>”‘They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President'”Either>

        • Pat Buchanan September 8, 2018 at 7:58 am

          aka JB$ = “. The philosopher Ayn Rand said in a 1964 Playboy interview, “I consider the Birch Society futile, because they are not for capitalism but merely against communism … I gather they believe that the disastrous state of today’s world is caused by a communist conspiracy. This is childishly naïve and superficial. No country can be destroyed by a mere conspiracy, it can be destroyed only by ideas.”

  11. Anon September 8, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Stupid Cu_t.

  12. H September 8, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Serious question in response. Why does her family have great memories from the trail then? Why do they still keep in contact with several aides and others from Ohio and the rnc. And they do and I’m not talking about Jason.

    I personally have seen a few hanging out with Bristol and willow in the states as late as 2016 and they Reminisce about that time with smiles.

    Also she took nothing. She owns nothing from the campaign. Fact.

    • HRH September 8, 2018 at 11:00 am

      Except the pair of unicorns donated by Mr and Mrs Santa Claus.

  13. H September 8, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Someone who is deteriorating would not be as happy and sane as she was at DAILY EVENTS FOR 2 months. She literally had at least 3 events a day for that entire time. What liars they are. And I can back that up.

    • HRH September 8, 2018 at 10:57 am

      Well, then, let’s see what you’ve got, Shitforbrains. ROFL

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