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Byron York Sums it Up

John on November 6, 2008 at 9:44 am

Since immediately after the election, disgruntled McCain staffers have been doing their best to smear Palin in the press. If you need details, they’re here. Byron York sums up my reaction:

There are a lot of things you can do when you finish a losing campaign.  You can sleep for 30 hours straight.  You can get drunk.  Your can reflect on what went wrong and why your side lost.  Or you can immediately dump every unflattering tidbit you know — or think you know — about your colleagues to the press.

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The question here is not whether Palin was a good or a bad choice for vice president.  Reasonable people disagree on that one.  It’s about the character of the McCain campaign.  There is no doubt that it included some fine people who, whatever their opinions, wouldn’t be involved in this kind of behavior.  But it also, obviously, included some who would.  John McCain ran for president, to some large degree, on the character he had displayed throughout his life.  Not so for some of those around him.  What a bunch of losers.

I’d amplify that last bit. John McCain ran for President on the character he’d displayed throughout his life. Despite losing, he’ll take that character with him. Even Barack Obama credited him with running a decent and restrained campaign.

As for the staffers who called Palin a “Wasilla hillbilly”, they lack McCain’s character and would have been losers even if he’d won on Tuesday.

[HT: Hot Air]

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