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"What this is about is a personal issue that happened late in the campaign relating to a close, personal friend of Bill Kristol"

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Doing his famous impersonation of Ricardo Montalban

In case you needed any fresh reminders of why the gang at The Weekly Standard should never be within drop-kicking distance of the Oval Office, this Politico article about the Palin Wars within the McCain campaign last fall should do the trick. If Sarah Palin emerges as a 2012 front-runner for the GOP, her intrigue-fomenting, audibly panting WS kingmakers would be reason enough to run screaming for the exits. Though in fairness to the former in-flight magazine of Air Force II, for whatever managerial or temperamental reasons, John McCain's political campaigns have frequently been riven by messy civil wars.

Read the Vanity Fair Palin profile that kicked off the latest spat here. More on the Weekly Standard and John McCain here.

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  1. Jesus, Matt! It’s too soon after breakfast for pictures like that. I nearly horked up my toaster pastry.

    *shivers*

  2. I read the Politico piece. Why, I cannot say. What a mob of obnoxious, whiney, vindictive little schoolgirls.

    My takeaway is this: not only should the losing candidate be put to the sword after the election (an idea which has been germinating in my mind for some time), but all of his advisors and “handlers” as well.

  3. P, you meant the *winning* candidate, didn’t you?

  4. P, you meant the *winning* candidate, didn’t you?

    Why not both?

    Then we can start on Con-gress.

  5. It’s too soon after breakfast for pictures like that.

    Kristol is the living embodiment of a

  6. D’oh.

    Kristol is the living embodiment of a Backpfeifengesicht, or a “face badly in need of a fist”.

  7. Kristol is right about the DSMMD. That’s pure baloney.

  8. I still want to know who is Trig’s mother.

  9. Kristol:Palin::Fox News notwithstanding,the entire goddamn mainstream media:Obama

  10. Why do people persist in repeating the idea that Palin will be the Republican presidential candidate in 2012? The Republican party isn’t that stupid. Palin would lose, HARD, and they know it.

    Palin in 2012? Ain’t. Gonna. Happen.

  11. The Republican party isn’t that stupid.

    srsly?

  12. I said they’re not that stupid. I didn’t say they weren’t stupid at all.

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