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    Game Change: Even More Juicy Stuff

    Game Change: Even More Juicy Stuff - The Atlantic Politics Channel
    Clinton senior strategist Mark Penn boasted to his staff how many times he managed to say "cocaine" on that famous Hardball segment (page 163).

    Hillary Clinton was initially pleased when her New Hampshire campaign chairman, Billy Shaheen, mentioned Obama's previous use of drugs (page 161):

    "Hillary's reaction to Shaheen's remarks was, 'Good for him!' Followed by 'Let's push it out.'
    Seems Hillary was heard singing this in the shower:

    If you wanna hang out Obi, I'm gonna take you out; with cocaine.
    If you wanna get down, bend over and hold on; cocaine.
    I don't lie, I don't lie, I don't lie; cocaine.

    When your day is done and you think your gonna run; cocaine.
    Obi I've got bad news, wanna kick ya in the groove; cocaine.
    I don't lie, I don't lie, I don't lie; cocaine.

    Your hope and change is gone, because of yo; cocaine.
    Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back; cocaine.
    I don't lie, I don't lie, I don't lie; cocaine.
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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    Re: Game Change: Even More Juicy Stuff

    Did you see the 60 Minutes piece?

    It was great. Really gave you an inside look into Sarah Palin.

    Asked how Palin responded after McCain asked her to be his vice president, Schmidt said, "She was very calm. Nonplussed. I said, 'You don't seem nervous at all about this.' And she said, 'No, it's God's plan.'"

    "In terms of vetting, was there enough time to do the kind of vetting you would have liked?" Cooper asked.

    "I'm not going to second guess the process," Schmidt replied.

    The process, according to the authors, was so rushed the background check was little more than one lawyer searching the Internet; no one went to Alaska.

    "I wasn't the vetter on the campaign," Schmidt pointed out.

    "Early on, though, you apparently said, 'She doesn't know anything,'" Cooper remarked.

    "In the immediate aftermath of her selection, it was clear to us that we had a lot of work to do," Schmidt said.

    Asked what kind of information Palin didn't know, Schmidt said, "A broad scale of national security issues. But we expected that that would be the case with any of the potential nominees."
    I agree that a Governor might not be a foreign policy expert, but the things she didn't know where way beyond that.

    IMO -- Schmidt looked like he was going out of his way to not throw her under the bus, putting a positive spin on the situation of having a completely unqualified VP candidate and trying desperately to hide her shortcomings.

    "Her foreign policy tutors are literally taking her through, 'This is World War I, this is World War II, this is the Korean War. This is the how the Cold War worked.' Steve Schmidt had gone to them and said, 'She knows nothing,'" Heilemann told Cooper. "A week later, after the convention was over, she still didn't really understand why there was a North Korea and a South Korea. She was still regularly saying that Saddam Hussein had been behind 9/11. And, literally, the next day her son was about to ship off to Iraq. And when they asked her who her son was going to fight, she couldn't explain that."
    We sort of tolerate a certain amount of spin from politicians but Palin pusshes it too far. It's almost pathological, the way she distorts the truth.

    Schmidt told us about a recurring problem later in the general election the campaign had with Sarah Palin: "There were numerous instances that she said things that were not accurate that ultimately, the campaign had to deal with. And that opened the door to criticism that she was being untruthful and inaccurate. And I think that that is something that continues to this day."

    Schmidt said he thinks it is fair criticism.

    After an ethics investigation of Palin, when the Alaska legislature issued a report, Schmidt says she mischaracterized that report. "She went out and said that, you know, 'This report completely exonerates me.' And in fact, it didn't. You know, it's the equivalent of saying down is up and up is down. It was provably, demonstrably untrue," he told Cooper.

    And Schmidt said it just kept happening. "Stuff like the Alaska Independence Party that her husband had been a member of for seven years. She wanted to put out a statement saying that he was not a member of it. He was a member of it," he said.

    More on the book below...

    Book 'Game Change' portrays Sarah Palin as unstable ignoramus who believed Saddam was behind 9/11

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    Re: Game Change: Even More Juicy Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Did you see the 60 Minutes piece?

    It was great. Really gave you an inside look into Sarah Palin.



    I agree that a Governor might not be a foreign policy expert, but the things she didn't know where way beyond that.

    IMO -- Schmidt looked like he was going out of his way to not throw her under the bus, putting a positive spin on the situation of having a completely unqualified VP candidate and trying desperately to hide her shortcomings.



    We sort of tolerate a certain amount of spin from politicians but Palin pusshes it too far. It's almost pathological, the way she distorts the truth.




    More on the book below...

    Book 'Game Change' portrays Sarah Palin as unstable ignoramus who believed Saddam was behind 9/11
    Considering who our current VP is, your whole attempt is a pathetic joke.
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    Re: Game Change: Even More Juicy Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Did you see the 60 Minutes piece?

    It was great. Really gave you an inside look into Sarah Palin.



    I agree that a Governor might not be a foreign policy expert, but the things she didn't know where way beyond that.

    IMO -- Schmidt looked like he was going out of his way to not throw her under the bus, putting a positive spin on the situation of having a completely unqualified VP candidate and trying desperately to hide her shortcomings.



    We sort of tolerate a certain amount of spin from politicians but Palin pusshes it too far. It's almost pathological, the way she distorts the truth.




    More on the book below...

    Book 'Game Change' portrays Sarah Palin as unstable ignoramus who believed Saddam was behind 9/11
    Didn't vet Palin well? Just how well was Barry vetted?
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: Game Change: Even More Juicy Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Considering who our current VP is, your whole attempt is a pathetic joke.
    My whole attempt at what...

    Commenting on revelations from the book and the 60 minutes piece? I'm pretty sure this is a discussion thread, and that's the topic. I haven't heard what the book said about Joe Biden, but if you know, feel free to join in.

    Or, perhaps it's easier for you to stick to deflecting and changing the subject by simply throwing out the name of someone from the other camp

    "Joe Biden, anyone, Joe Biden!! Can you believe that guy! He's the VP!! OMG!! Joe! Biden!"





    lol

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    Re: Game Change: Even More Juicy Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    My whole attempt at what...

    Commenting on revelations from the book and the 60 minutes piece? I'm pretty sure this is a discussion thread, and that's the topic. I haven't heard what the book said about Joe Biden, but if you know, feel free to join in.

    Or, perhaps it's easier for you to stick to deflecting and changing the subject by simply throwing out the name of someone from the other camp

    "Joe Biden, anyone, Joe Biden!! Can you believe that guy! He's the VP!! OMG!! Joe! Biden!"





    lol
    My favorite Palin comment from the book is from when they try and get her up to speed for the debate, and getting her over her habit of calling Biden "O'Biden"("ask him at the start if you can call him 'Joe'"), she ended up "catatonic and unresponsive".
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    Re: Game Change: Even More Juicy Stuff

    Nothing new in this book See Stewart's take:

    News of the Weird - Mark McGwire, Game Change & Sarah Palin (look under this title)

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Official Website | Current Events & Pop Culture, Comedy & Fake News

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    Re: Game Change: Even More Juicy Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Didn't vet Palin well? Just how well was Barry vetted?
    Wait... wait... Obama was vetted?
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Game Change: Even More Juicy Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Wait... wait... Obama was vetted?
    Palin's dumb! No Obama's dumb! No Palin's dumb!
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    Re: Game Change: Even More Juicy Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by faminedynasty View Post
    Palin's dumb! No Obama's dumb! No Palin's dumb!
    Hold it......

    You are BOTH right.
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