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Palin questions concession of Mich.

October 4, 2008

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— Sarah Palin questioned Republican presidential candidate John McCain's decision to abandon efforts to win Michigan, a campaign move she only learned about Friday morning when she read it in the newspapers.

In an interview with Fox News Channel Friday, the Alaska governor said she was disappointed that the McCain campaign decided to stop competing in Michigan. In an indication that the vice presidential candidate had not been part of the decision, she said she had "read that this morning and I fired off a quick e-mail" questioning the move.

"Todd and I, we'd be happy to get to Michigan and walk through those plants of the car manufacturers," Palin said, referring to her husband. "We'd be so happy to get to speak to the people in Michigan who are hurting because the economy is hurting."

Palin acknowledged the GOP ticket's lackluster poll ratings in the state, but said: "I want to get back to Michigan and I want to try."

Word of the McCain campaign's decision to move staff out of Michigan and stop advertising in the state broke around midday Thursday. The campaign had decided Wednesday night that the $1 million a week it was spending in Michigan wasn't worth it with internal polls showing Democratic nominee Barack Obama approaching a double-digit lead.

Comments

Confrontation 5 years, 6 months ago

Maybe Palin could meet with the Michigan soccer moms and show them her SUV. Then, they could discuss keeping their babies out all night in order to make sure the child shows up for the video cameras.

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John McCoy 5 years, 6 months ago

Someone doesn't trust somebody with information. (wink,wink)

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 5 years, 6 months ago

That Sarah... just can't stand another opportunity lost to "walk the cat."

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Tom Shewmon 5 years, 6 months ago

I hear politicians and pundits doing this all the time.....acting as they 'read it in the paper'......nothing to see here; again. Sort of like how Hillary had to act all mad walking to Marine One.....as if she didn't know Bill, a cigar and a pudgy intern weren't goofing around in a closet---please!

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somebodynew 5 years, 6 months ago

Yeah, must be nice to be part of a "team" and then find out what happened days later from the newspaper. Sounds a bit like the NFL.

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lacoov 5 years, 6 months ago

Well at least we know she finally got around to reading a newspaper or maybe had one read to her. The fact that McMaverick failed to update her makes me wonder if he has any respect for his own VP choice?

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roger_o_thornhill 5 years, 6 months ago

Oh dear! I think this lady thinks it should be the Palin/McCain ticket. Then she could sell all the "blue" states on ebay and preserve GOP hegemony forever.

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Keith 5 years, 6 months ago

Yes, but it wouldn't have been all 'Mavericky'.

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Steve Jacob 5 years, 6 months ago

Republicans thought Rommey as VP might have won this state. Hindsight being 20/20, he would also have brought more experience on the economy them any of the candidates.

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