November 7, 2008

Newsweek series on the election

Just finished all seven chapters, and as a result, didn't get much else done today. Kind of curious how many total words the series included. Anyway, I will write more later, but it is well worth the read. You really get a good picture of all the major players, and while Obama comes across very good, McCain and several of his people do too. Palin, not so much. As I included in one the comments, here very interesting snippet about her absolutism:
"Another reporter asked if he was happy with 'the pick of Palin.' He ducked the question. Schmidt was trying, not very hard, to hide his true feelings. He had been compelled to personally take over Palin's debate prep when she seemed unwilling to engage in the drudge work of learning the issues. McCain's advisers had been frustrated when Palin refused to talk to donors because she found it corrupting, and they were furious when they heard rumors that Todd Palin was calling around to Alaska bigwigs telling them to hold their powder until 2012. The day of the third debate, Palin refused to go onstage with New Hampshire GOP Sen. John Sununu and Jeb Bradley, a New Hampshire congressman running for the Senate, because they were pro-choice and because Bradley opposed drilling in Alaska. The McCain campaign ordered her onstage at the next campaign stop, but she refused to acknowledge the two Republican candidates standing behind her."
Nice that she thinks that donors are corrupting, but refusing to even acknowledge people who disagree with you is not a good way to govern. At any level.

Have a good weekend. More later on this amazing series.

1 comment:

JoeG said...

Streak, I agree with your initial assessment. This series is a must read for any political junkie out there. Well written, great insights into both sides of the campaign and even into the Clinton primary campaign. Well worth the time taken!