A month and a half ago, the day after her speech to the Republican National Convention — a speech that was rapturously received by both the media and the Republican base — I had this to say about Sarah Palin in my review of her speech:
Finally, this. There is something a bit off for me about Palin.
Something not quite trustworthy. I can't put my finger on it, but
something about her demeanor, the blatant using of her family as props,
her persistence in blatant lying about her "reform" record, and her
career path suggests to me she is not someone who values loyalty much
at all. Someone who wouldn't blink to throw a mentor, friend, or
colleague overboard if she had to. After all, she's been happy to do it
before to get ahead.
If I were John McCain or one of his senior advisors, I would be careful.
She threw around military metaphors liberally tonight. Here's mine: I wouldn't want to share a foxhole with her.
So, it is with joy and happiness and a delightful sense of schadenfreude I read Tapper at ABC News today:
Allies of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are now trying to throw McCain
aide Nicolle Wallace under the proverbial bus, and as they do so those
in McCain’s circle are wary of the impact on Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,
Since becoming McCain's running mate, there have been a host of
issues where Palin publicly challenged decisions made by McCain –
withdrawing from competition in Michigan, for instance, or for not
attacking Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for his longtime relationship with
the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
And some Republicans are starting to now say they should have seen this
coming, since Palin has a reputation for making friends who can help
her and then screwing them over.
See? Told you so.