They smile in your face
All the time, they want to take your place
The Back Stabbers ...
from Back Stabbers by The O'Jays (1972)
On the recent backstabbing of Sarah Palin by McCain campaign staffers:
1) Well, now we know where “conservatives” Peggy Noonan and Kathleen Parker got the inspiration for their ill-conceived columns trashing Palin during the campaign. Your point of light shines a little less bright today, Peggy.
2)To any GOP candidate planning to run in 2012: since the sniveling weasels who trashed Palin won’t come out in the open--and those staffers who didn’t attack Palin refuse to stand up for her--there is only one solution. Get a complete list of all those who participated in the McCain campaign and, to lift part of a quote from Hunter S. Thompson, blacklist them all! Don’t let them come within two miles of your campaign, if you want loyal staffers.
3) I’m particularly alarmed that McCain himself has not stepped up to defend his running mate. It leaves me wondering, with McCain showing such a sudden lack of backbone, whether we’re better off he didn’t get to the White House after all; he seems afraid to confront these disloyal staffers. Since I’m quoting from 60s radicals this morning (what's coming over me?!?), let’s try mangling a quote from another one, Malcolm X: I’d rather deal with a leftist than with a moderate Republican; at least you know where the leftist is coming from.
4) Palin, for her part, is refusing to fire back, simply stating that the idiotic accusations against her were false (any sensible person can see through the slander as shallow attempts to try and latch onto the next GOP campaign, hence my suggestion under #2 above). It’s all too apparent now who should have been heading the ticket. Palin? You betcha!