Nicolle Wallace, former CBS political analyst and McCain campaign staffer assigned to Sarah Palin
The latest Flap started with these damning reports by Carl Cameron on the Bill O’Reilly Show.
Key graph from Nicolle Wallace:
Calls the Alaska governor “perhaps the most un-diva politician I’ve ever seen,” and says all she ever saw Palin request was a diet soda.
Last night Bill O’Reilly offered Sarah Palin the opportunity to come on his show and defend herself. In the meantime, a long-time aide of Governor Palin lashed back at Palin’s critics.
Regarding another stinging criticism, Stapleton claims that the Fox News report Thursday — that quoted unnamed sources inside the now defunct McCain campaign, saying Palin didn’t know Africa is a continent — was taken out of context.
Stapleton says that during a briefing session, someone asked Palin to explain the McCain-Palin stance on an issue, and as she was responding, “in the middle, she said, â€˜country of Africaâ€™ and somebody instantly wrote it down, and said, ‘Oh, my God, she thinks it’s a country.'”
But Stapleton insists, “She knows it’s a continent. It was just a human mistake, just like Obama saying 57 states. I don’t think anyone ever doubted that Obama knows there are 50 states.”
Now, is the time for Senator John McCain to step up and defend Sarah Palin. All of these charges that she is an airhead shopaholic who meets campaign staffers in a towel are BS and he knows it.
Do the RIGHT thing, Senator McCain.
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