Newsflash — Sarah Palin, wearing only a towel

November 6, 2008

WASHINGTON – Lots of news trickling in about Sarah Palin’s time on the campaign trail…

Like the time John McCain’s top aides Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter went to brief the fit 44-year-old Alaska governor in her hotel room at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

Here’s how Newsweek described it:  “After a minute, Palin sailed into the room wearing nothing but a towel, with another on her wet hair. She told them to chat with her laconic husband, Todd. ‘I’ll be just a minute,’ she said.”

There were strains between the McCain and Palin camps on the trail. Now that the election is over, the long knives have come out.

The Los Angeles Times reported that when Palin arrived at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix on Tuesday, she had expected to speak before McCain gave his concession speech, but was told by Schmidt and Salter that it would not be appropriate.

The Alaska governor is keeping her options open about running in 2012, and when she arrived in her hometown of Wasilla on Wednesday night, she was greeted by chants of “2012.”

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- Photo credit: Reuters/Mike Blake (McCain and Palin at their election night rally)


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“If Bush had found a cure for cancer, you would find a way to criticize him for it.” Or maybe the “liberal media” would hide it from avid truth-seekers such as yourself Matt!

It must be hard living in a world in which the crimes of your free-market idols are coming to light– several members of the current administration should be in prison, for criminal neglect if nothing else.

Posted by edc13 | Report as abusive

As far as I can see you are all i*iots, republican and democrat. You are both calling each other lemmings but you are both parroting the talking heads on your respective “sides”. You both do it, but the libs are the worst when it comes to suppressing everyone elses free speech. I honestly think it would do more good to just have another civil war. I think it’s the only way you people will realize that being divided on everything just for the sake of disagreeing with the “other side” is absurd.

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