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Admit It — She’s a Disaster

“A lot of Republican pundits in the last couple of weeks have said that your choice of a vice presidential candidate of Sarah Palin has been a disaster. If, in fact, you found out that her candidacy cost you the election, would you still say it was the right choice?”
— Harry Smith to McCain on CBS’s Early Show, Oct. 21.




Ice Hut vs. Architectural Marvel

“The fact of the matter is, the comparison between her [Sarah Palin] and Hillary Clinton is the comparison between an igloo and the Empire State Building!”
— MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Hardball, October 14.


McCain’s Mistake: Moving Right

“Instead of moving to the center, he [John McCain] moved to the right. He put Sarah Palin on the ticket, which pleased the right but, as we’re now seeing in these polls, her appeal does not go much beyond that.”
— CBS’s Bob Schieffer on the October 24 Evening News.

“I think he’s abandoned the principles of his campaign in 2000, and that’s probably why he’s in the difficulty he’s in….He’s really become a captive of the right wing of his party and its agenda and it shows, particularly through the pick of Sarah Palin.”
— Author and former Washington Post and Time reporter Carl Bernstein, on CBS’s Late Late Show, October 27.

Obama Wins “Seal of Approval”

“This morning, Senator Obama’s banner weekend: Record breaking crowds, cash and the endorsement heard around the world….Senator Obama got a booster rocket from none other than Republican former Secretary of State Colin Powell this weekend, a Republican and a friend of John McCain.”
— ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Oct. 20 Good Morning America.

“Having Colin Powell endorse the Democratic nominee for President is like having the seal of approval from the most important military figure of the age.”
Newsweek editor Jon Meacham on NBC’s Meet the Press, October 19.