Right before the election, I wondered about what the Republican party was doing to itself.
I said that the party didn’t really want to be reformed. It was as if they’d rather lose to a radical than win with a maverick. Not McCain. He knew how to take orders. No the other Maverick. Palin.
The party bosses made sure Palin failed.
According to a posting today from Women On the Web, Palin was shocked when she found out the price the handlers were paying to neuter her message. She told ’s that she had nothing to do with selecting the clothes and the hiring the hairdressers.
Former CBS News political analyst and McCain senior strategist, Nicolle Wallace, thought Palin’s style was too “outsider” and needed help. (“Coming from Alaska, she needed a new look. She was a small-town girl who needed to look like a big-city girl.” ) A member of the media elite herself, she was out of touch with what made Palin special. It was the message, not the packaging, that mattered to voters.
As for the clothes, they were provided by the stylists, who normally work for CBS News. They told her they were staging, and never told her the cost. According to Palin, “they picked out some really nice clothes to borrow for a while there. But that was not anything that the Palin family would have chosen for ourselves. .. [I] did not order the clothes. Did not ask for the clothes. I would have been happy to wear my own clothes from day one.”
So you see, the Party lost on purpose.