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GOP Hacks Vs. Palin

I've worked on a number of political campaigns and I can tell you that after a loss the campaign workers are looking for new jobs and are therefore willing to point fingers and throw mud at somebody on the campaign as the reason for the loss. The McCain campaign team has obviously picked Sarah Palin. But now a McCain campaign aide may be outed by Bill Kristol as the one tearing up Sarah Palin.

Lefty journalist Todd Purdum has a hit piece in the new Vanity Fair on Sarah Palin. You don’t have to be a big Palin fan to recognize the article is full of dubious claims, and is dependent on self-serving stories provided on background by some of the people who ran the McCain campaign into the ground.

Here’s a highlight of Purdum’s reporting: “More than once in my travels in Alaska, people brought up, without prompting, the question of Palin’s extravagant self-regard. Several told me, independently of one another, that they had consulted the definition of ‘narcissistic personality disorder’ in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders--’a pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy’--and thought it fit her perfectly.”
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