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NewsReal Sunday: McCain Rejects Palin Criticism by Former Campaign Manager

Posted on October 11 2009 5:30 pm
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Sarah Palin’s recent pre-order book sales success has produced tons of media attention lately — most of it negative, as the Left has passionately skewered Palin ever since she ascended to prominence.

But it wasn’t just those on the Left making Palin-bashing a pasttime.

During the 2008 Presidential election there were many reports of infighting between McCain’s staff and Palin. Many conservatives blame the staff for making Palin look foolish in some of her interviews with the press.  And now Senator John McCain’s former campaign manager Steve Schmidt is joining the chorus to try to crush Palin.

Schmidt: “She would not be a winning candidate…in 2012…and in fact, were she to be the nominee, uh, we could have a catastrophic election result.”

Thankfully McCain rejects Schmidt’s assessment and comes off as very gracious in the interview.  He understands that it doesn’t help cure the pain of yesterday to try to bring Palin down tomorrow.  Too bad Schmidt doesn’t seem to grasp that.

The Bible provided plenty of wisdom on this issue when the Apostle Paul wrote:

Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me. (Philippians 3:13-14)

Schmidt doesn’t help anyone move forward by letting his problems in the past shape his feelings on Palin’s future.  The future for Palin is wide open.  The only thing I’m certain of is that she will be selling a lot of books.

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