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Palin Vetter told McCain of Palin’s "High Risk, High Reward"

April 18, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Arthur P. Culvahouse was one of the vetters of those on the short list of consideration to be the Vice Presidential running mate of John McCain.

On Friday he talked about the advice he had given McCain, and the mistake he made in how he couched that advice, which helped result in McCain’s damaging choice of Sarah Palin.

He said that he told McCain in no uncertain terms that:

“I told John, she wouldn’t have been ready on January 20th .”

But his other comments may have played right into McCain’s love of risk and impetuous decision making, saying:

“The mistake I made — and we’ve laughed about it since — after giving him that advice, he said, ‘Well, what’s your bottom line?’ I said, ‘John. High risk. High reward.’ And his response, ‘You shouldn’t have told me that, I’ve been a risk-taker all of my life.'”

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Sarah Still Unclear on Role of Vice President

October 23, 2008 · 2 Comments

Oh Sarah.  You’ve got to stop giving me so much material.

Stumped by a third grader?  Lying to a third grader?  Unclear on the concept?  You take your pick.

Palin famously stated on camera prior to her announcement as McCain’s VP pick:  “Someone has to tell me what, exactly, the Vice President does.”

Apparently in the whirl of shopping, being sequestered from the press, and memorizing the outrageous claim of the day (Obama pals around with terrorists, Cities are un-American, Obama would raise your taxes) she hasn’t had the time to learn what the role of the Vice President is.

In response to a question from a third-grader on the job of the Vice President, she claimed that she would be “in charge of” the Senate.  Um, no, Sarah, no.

Here is her response more fully:

A vice president has a really great job because not only are they there to support the president’s agenda, they’re there like the team member, the teammate to the president.  But also, they’re in charge of the United States Senate, so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom. And it’s a great job and I look forward to having that job.

Oh Sarah, even “the base” is starting to be embarrassed by you and your raw ambition.  I hear Alaska is mighty cold after November 4th.

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