The 2008 presidential campaign: Simply unforgettable
"Facts" have never been Sarah Palin's strong point as they tend to collide with Sarah's version of reality. This became apparent during the infamous "2008 McCain/Palin campaign", when millions of voters were severely turned off by Sarah's arrogance, her ignorance as well as her inability to acknowledge facts. Her unwillingness to accept facts for example caused massive infighting within the McCain/Palin campaign when Sarah denied the undeniable: That Todd was a registered member of the secessionist, anti-American Alaska Independence Party (AIP) from 1995 to 2002.
It is hard for Sarah Palin to let go. It seems virtually impossible for her. The 2008 campaign seems to have been the defining moment of her life. She is the victim. She has to set the record straight. She should have won, not that black man. Because the victory was taken from her, in her view unfairly, she still has to be regarded as "undefeated."
We had the "pleasure" to receive insights into Sarah Palin's muddled mind over and over again, during the years that followed after her fateful campaign in 2008. The recent interview on Fox News with Greta Van Susteren is now another insight into the mind of a woman who is only concerned about herself, and who desperately wants reality to fit her own version of events, the version she needs to justify the claim that she is a victim. Unfortunately for Sarah, it does not work.
In the interview with Greta on Friday night, Sarah Palin claimed that she had been "banned" by the McCain campaign from talking about Bill Ayers and Reverend Wright. Apparently Sarah truly believes that her 2008 trainwreck campaign could have been salvaged if she only had been talking more about Obama's "associations."
The problem with Sarah Palin's version of events is this: In reality Sarah Palin repeatedly talked Bill Ayers right up until the end of the campaign, and in doing so had the approval of John McCain, as can easily be proven from video clips from 2008. Not that this would stop Sarah Palin to create her own version of reality, of course.
One of the most striking clips in this respect is an interview that Palin and McCain together gave to Sean Hannity on Fox News, the day after the vice-presidential debate. Here Sarah Palin again talks extensively about Bill Ayers, as she had done numerous times during the campaign, and John McCain during the interview with Hannity fully supports her, and actually says in the interview that "this needs to be talked about more" and "needs to be vetted out."
A short while later in October 2008, John McCain appeared on Letterman and he again discusses with Letterman Palin's claim that Obama "pals around with terrorists", and John McCain seems to be very happy to talk about Bill Ayers. Letterman then confronts John McCain with his own connection to convicted Watergate-burglar, Nixon's "plumber" and extreme right-winger Gordon Liddy, which makes John McCain wonderfully uncomfortable for a moment. A real highlight of the 2008 campaign in my opinion.
There are a number videos of Sarah Palin available in which she talks about Bill Ayers during the 2008 campaign, they all can be found with a simple youtube-search.
One of the most infamous clips is this one, in which Palin claims that Barack Obama is "paling around with terrorists", and says about Obama: "This is not a man who sees America as you and I see America."
Well, Sarah, the voters heard you. As a result, they rejected you. Get over it.
While watching videos from the 2008 campaign, it is amazing to see yet again how incredibly arrogant Sarah Palin came across back then. It is more than apparent that she felt far superior to the black man they were running against, and therefore it should probably come as no surprise that Sarah Palin is unable to cope with her "trauma." Her lack of self-awareness and her disconnect from reality is staggering. She truly is insane.
Furthermore, Sarah Palin also has no business lecturing anyone about his or her "associations." She herself just recently proved that she is not picky regarding who she is dealing with, when she was a keynote speaker for the "Faith and Freedom Coalition." This group was founded in 2009 by disgraced "Christian" leader Ralph E. Reed, who several years ago scammed an Indian tribe with convicted former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, accepting millions of dollars for his "services." It was like a little miracle that Reed himself escaped prosecution. Sarah Palin was of course very happy to accept her usual hefty speaking fee from Reed, and also gave him a personal interview, in which she praised his group.
But most importantly for Sarah, (some) people are now talking about Bill Ayers again. Revenge is sweet, isn't it. SHE should have won this election! God wanted HER to be the winner!
As far as Palin's eternal "lust for revenge" is concerned, I often have to come back to the stunningly accurate and frank article by Alaska Conservative Dan Fagan, who in 2009 explained what really drives the crazy mind of Sarah Palin:
Yes I do believe Sarah Palin has a dark soul. A soul obsessed with her image. A soul focused on hurting others. Sarah Palin’s book reveals her as someone unwilling, unable, incapable of living a life of forgiveness. She is a grudge carrier. Settling scores drive her and she is hell bent on revenge, payback, getting even. (...)
She has no self-control when it comes to letting things go. She must settle the score. She must. She Will! Revenge has become the work and calling of her life. Maybe it always has been. It’s clearly what drives her now. Her cutthroat attacks on others will be her downfall. Her inability to control her desire to hurt those who hurt her will end up in the end discrediting her as a leader, as a person.
Wise words. Sarah Palin will never stop in her quest to become the eternal victim, ever. After all, she is "undefeated."
I even found another clip of Sarah Palin talking together with John McCain about Bill Ayers, this time together in an interview on NBC, from October 23, 2008!
The selective memory of Sarah Palin just is beyond belief.
Why do I even bother with this mentally insane woman, who doesn't need a TV-contract, but a very, very good psychiatrist?
Believe it or not, but the McCain/Palin campaign even created a TV-advert about the supposed Obama-Bill Ayers connection!
Just because we have so much fun today, here is the full McCain-campaign advert about Bill Ayers, which is still available on his youtube-channel: