BREAKING: Palin to suspend HER campaign

Politico reports:

John McCain’s campaign has floated the possibility that Sarah Palin may also suspend her campaign, matching McCain’s announcement that he would cease campaigning for president to return to Washington to try to hammer out a fix for the nation’s financial meltdown.

As the governor of Alaska, Palin cannot participate in the high-level federal government deliberations on the economy that McCain gave as his reason for suspending his campaign.

Yet, after McCain’s dramatic announcement, his campaign chief Steve Schmidt suggested Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, would also suspend her campaign.

Democrats have blasted McCain’s move, which includes a call to reschedule his planned Friday debate with Democratic rival Barack Obama, as political posturing, rather than a genuine effort to address the economic crisis.

Asked about Schmidt’s comment, given Palin’s inability to participate in congressional deliberations, spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt told reporters on a Wednesday evening conference call “We are part of the McCain-Palin campaign. It is one ticket.”

But she demurred when asked specifically whether Palin, too, would be suspending her campaign.

Since Palin was selected as McCain’s running mate in late August, she’s appeared at 21 rallies, most of which were at McCain’s side, has yet to hold a press conference, has conducted less than a handful of national media interviews and has pulled out of several fundraising appearances.

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11 thoughts on “BREAKING: Palin to suspend HER campaign

  1. Well they cannot let her out in public alone. After the disaster that was meeting the presidents of Pakistan and Georgia, and then Katie Couric of all people tearing her apart, she cannot sustain herself.

  2. It is exceptionally bizarre!

    Ok, so here’s a question…what happens if McCain pulls out or dies? Early voting has already taken place and ballots are printed.

  3. We have GOT to be witnessing the grandest Rovian (forget Machiavellian) scheme ever in the history of the world here. From the moment the $700 billion idea was hatched, McSame has been in on the scam, so he could be two steps ahead of Obama, because being only one step ahead would not be enough! Just like a basketball coach calls time out when the opposition starts a run, McSame’s coach is trying to break Obama’s momentum as the polls show his lead increasing. They are really clutching at straws now.

  4. House, that’s what my husband said yesterday evening. They are clutching at straws. More disturbing, if this doesn’t work either, they may open the drawer with “National Emergency” contingency plans. I start being scared.

  5. If Palin can’t stand alone on the campaign trail, how will she ever stand alone as president? I’m beginning to think that McCain has brain mets from his melanoma. He sure acts crazy.

  6. They are afraid that someone may ask her if the financial crisis is a precursor to Jesus coming back.

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