McCain Admits Sarah Palin Tension
In an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, John McCain finally admits there was tension between his campaign manager Steve Schmidt and the Sarah Palin camp: McCain weighs in on Palin in 2012.
He had to admit it because Schmidt forced his hand by saying recently that a Palin candidacy would be catastrophic. But McCain can’t agree with that assessment, because it would call into question his judgment in bringing Palin on board to mollify the religious right. So instead he calls her “a formidable force in the Republican Party.”
He’s trying to get out in front of Palin’s new book (ghostwritten by a far right religious advocate who co-wrote an earlier book with a white supremacist), which will reportedly not say very nice things about McCain’s campaign manager.