Bristol Palin is here to let you know that her mom’s run for vice president wasn’t the shit-show you may think.
The oldest daughter of Sarah Palin took to her blog to set the record straight from what she says are the lies of the “chattering class.”
In short, Bristol believes that we as Americans have it all wrong. Sarah Palin joining forces with Sen. John McCain was actually a boon to his campaign, according to Bristol. She blames the economy and McCain’s brief suspension of the campaign when the financial crisis hit as some of the reasons he didn’t win.
Bristol went a step further to not only defend her mother, but cite reasons showing her value to McCain’s ticket:
“.. [T]he pundits say Senator McCain made a huge mistake. But where’s the evidence to back up this conventional wisdom? I’m not a pundit, but I remember the race. I was there. I remember the frenzied crowds after my mom joined the ticket. I remember the huge fundraising surge. I remember her convention speech. I even remember how McCain/Palin took a polling lead over Obama/Biden,” Bristol wrote. [SOURCE]
It’s nice and all for her to defend her mom. Who wouldn’t? But, she can’t be seriously firing up her computer to act like Sarah was the second coming of Political Baby Jesus on the campaign trail.
I’d like to remind Bristol that her mom got tripped up on a question from Katie Couric that year about which newspapers she read daily. Umm, a third-grader could have answered that.
The truth is the debacle of the McCain-Palin ticket wasn’t all Sarah’s fault. In fact, a lot of blame goes to the McCain team for picking and not vetting her. They could have done worlds better, though, had they chosen a more solid VP candidate with experience and media know-how. Sarah Palin was so “rogue,” that she prevented herself from getting the job. Sad…
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Thanks to The Huffington Post for the heads-up on the Bristol Palin blog post.