If you want the juicy, behind the scene bits from the US presidential election, Newsweek has a feature "Secrets of the 2008 Campaign." Among the revelations, - last summer the FBI and Secret Service told the Obama campaign that their computers had been compromised by a foreign entity, suspected to be China or Russia. McCain's computers were similarly compromised.
Palin's "high end" shopping spree was bigger than acknowledged. "...a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill." Somewhere between $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy duds for the First Dude, Todd Palin.
Palin asked to speak along with McCain at his concession speech last night but was turned down. It's also revealed that Palin launched the William Ayers attack campaign before McCain had authorized it.
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Here's a choice comment from that article: "An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as "Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast," and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books."
I honestly wonder for how long the Republicans will feast on each other until they're a national party again?
It's going to take a while if the Republicans want to get it right. They've got to break the fundamentalist shackles and get back to fiscal conservatism. It's certainly going to take several months after Bush/Cheney are gone before the Republicans will be ready to come to grips with just what's been done to their party. They need to haul it out of the water and scrape the barnacles like Palin off the hull.
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