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.