Straight Talk Shock: McCain Tells Fox News He Had ONE, and ONLY ONE, Serious Meeting with Palin Before Offering Her the VP Spot—Then Misleadingly States That Palin Opposed the “Bridge to Nowhere”

In the below video interview with FOX News, McCain reveals that he met with Palin ONCE, on Thursday of this past week—and then offered her the VP job the next day, on Friday!

In other words, he barely knows her.

In total, McCain tells Fox News that his direct contact with Palin prior to this weekend has been (1) over breakfast at a Governor’s conference earlier in the year, (2) by phone ONE TIME, and (3) in a private meeting on the day before Friday, when he offered Palin the VP running mate job!

Three times.

That’s it.

Is that bizaare, or what?  

He then mischaracterizes Palin’s position on Alaska’s “bridge to nowhere” pork barrel federal project, claiming she opposed it.

This suggests that he doesn’t even have a nuanced understanding of her own position on the project—or worse, he knows what it is, and is lying about it.

In fact, Palin SUPPORTED the “bridge to nowhere” in her run for governor, and only reversed herself on the project AFTER she had become governor, and the project had become a national joke, and an embarrassment to Republicans.

In other words, one of the chief rationales for having her on the ticket (that she is a person who opposes federal spending consistently and on principle) proves FALSE, and his vetting of her proves to have been haphazard, last minute, and perfunctory, at best:  

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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2 Responses to Straight Talk Shock: McCain Tells Fox News He Had ONE, and ONLY ONE, Serious Meeting with Palin Before Offering Her the VP Spot—Then Misleadingly States That Palin Opposed the “Bridge to Nowhere”

  1. Cdm says:

    I’m not saying whether what you are saying is true or not, but can you show me proof of her support for the project? I have been looking online for this.

  2. santitafarella says:

    CDM:

    This appeared in the Times of London TODAY:

    [I]n a first unsettling revelation – which the McCain camp will hope does not become a pattern – the Anchorage Daily News reported yesterday that when she ran for governor Mrs Palin campaigned on a “build the bridge” platform. The newspaper, in a reference to John Kerry’s alleged “flip-flopping” in the 2004 presidential campaign, said: “Palin was for the Bridge before she was against it.”

    Here’s the link to the Times of London article: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4647965.ece?token=null&offset=0&page=1

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