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I came upon this yesterday. It is so sad. So many people always have to try and pin the tail on the donkey so to speak. Where is accountability? Honor??? Respect???      

By Campbell Brown


Editor’s note: Campbell Brown anchors CNN’s “Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull” at 8 p.m. ET Mondays through Fridays. She delivered this commentary during the “Cutting through the Bull” segment of Thursday night’s broadcast.

CNN’s Campbell Brown says she is stunned at how McCain advisers have attacked Sarah Palin.

CNN) - Whatever you may have thought about John McCain's running mate - about whether she was qualified, prepared or experienced enough for the job -- try to put all of that aside for just a moment, because Sarah Palin is who she is.  

She did not become measurably more intelligent or measurably less intelligent during this campaign. Remember, she was only part of the campaign for a matter of nine weeks.

Sarah Palin is who she is, which is why I find it so stunning that the very people who introduced us to her, who told us she would make a great vice president, have now turned on her with a vengeance.  

They are the top advisers to John McCain’s failed campaign and they are desperate to find someone to blame for their long, long list of mistakes. They have been launching grenades at Palin and her supporters. CNN has found some of their allegations to be patently false. What’s next for Sarah Palin?

You will hear people say, “This is what always happens with a losing campaign,” and hopefully, this is the last time we will be talking about these people. But what they have done just in the last few days to save their own skins is worth a final comment.  

To those top McCain advisers who leaked the little story about seeing Sarah Palin in a towel; to those who called her and her family “Wasilla hillbillies” while using her to stoke class warfare with red meat speeches and an anti-elitist message; to those who claim she didn’t know Africa was a continent; to those McCain aides who say she is the reason they lost this election: Can I please remind you of one thing? You picked her.

You are the ones who supposedly vetted her, and then told the American people she was qualified for the job. You are the ones who, after meeting her a couple of times, told us she was ready to be just one heartbeat away from the presidency.  

If even half of what you say now is true, then boy, did you try to sell the American people a bill of goods. If Sarah Palin is the reason some voters chose Barack Obama, that is no one’s fault but your own.  

John McCain, as he so graciously said himself the other night, lost this election. He lost it with your help, your advice, your guidance, and yes, your running mate recommendations. And that is crystal clear to everyone, no matter how hard you try to blame Sarah Palin or anyone else.


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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Nov 8, 2008
    • It is all so sad. We don’t even know who the REAL Sarah Palin is. She was, I’m sure told how to “walk the walk,” and “talk the talk.”  My only hope is that she will prevail through this all.

      Thankyou Darla.

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      Darla5 wrote Nov 8, 2008
    • It scares me when I hear those kind of statements about people wanting to hurt him.

      You know all that brews is hate. We have these uneducated hate mongers, rednecks here in the South. I expected it from them. They breed stupidity. But, what has surprised me are the white collar suits saying things like that. They have no excuse. There is some soul searching that needs to be done.

      I tell my children we  should LIVE like Christians. We should never have to shout it from the rooftop. Our actions should be shouting it from the rooftop. People will see a difference. ... Beauty Within, as one of my fab friends teaches. As I have stated ,good character is what you do when noone is looking.

      It does not matter who people voted for anymore. The President is Obama. People should come together and support him and respect the office he holds. The Lord commanded  his followers to respect the leaders and offices of his day.

      This man is taking on a mess. He needs all our prayers, support and respect.

      I am scared about comments of death threats. I think security will have to be beefed up more than ever and I believe that is already in place. May God protect My President,Your President, Our President .

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      Inakika wrote Nov 8, 2008
    • Amen Darla, Teeky and Pie.
      They chose her and now they have thrown her under the bus. Yet, as Pie put it, they started the fires that now burn and yet they have not tried to extinguish them.
      What they did find out is the majority of Americans were not fooled.
      One thing I am glad of, this campaign is over and now we can get down to the business at hand.

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      Peejay64 wrote Nov 8, 2008
    • Okay, ladies...I am not a political enthusiast AT ALL.  

      In fact, although my current place of employment is a “place of healing“, I feel like it is becoming a toxic environment and have been dealing with a lot of tension because my employer is a very liberal left-winger and while I do not affiliate myself with any particular party, I am a conservative Christian. The past year of political mumbo-jumbo has really made me hate going to work!  I do not enjoy or seek to engage in political discussions.  

      My boss is extremely intelligent and passionate about politics.   He spews forth so much hatred of all things opposite.  I see people like this on both sides of the fence, chucking their opponents under the bus, fearing the worst, and creating all kinds of conspiracy theories.  

      What saddens me is the hatred & betrayal coming from people who were supposed to be on Sarah Palin’s side.  Geez.  Talk about “be careful who you trust” and “keep your friends close, but your enemies closer“.  That poor woman may have expected this from her opponents & naysayers, but couldn’t have even the slightest inkling just how bad things were going to get, from people within her own party!  Regardless of a victory or a loss...she was going to be hunted & gutted like the elk or moose they hunt up there in Alaska.

      I am so glad the campaign is over.  I am concerned for what’s going to happen to our country, our citizens, our finances, and the more importantly the future for our children.  Let’s quit pointing fingers, hating, blaming, etc. and just keep praying that God WILL bless America and all that it was originally founded for.  

      I pray that as the new administration moves forward, that like our president-elect is “our victory...our time” and “let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.”

      .....and stop throwing each other under the bus!

      Bless you ladies,


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      Meshell Forest wrote Nov 8, 2008
    • i am so very upset by what is happening to Sarah Palin, its absolutely disgusting, and appalling that just because McCain’s Campaign managers made mistakes with his direction of his campaign They NOW need a “scapegoat” and are using Sarah as it.  

      Appalling...And COWARDLY...

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      Peejay64 wrote Nov 9, 2008
    • Thanks, Teeky!

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