Rival presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s Iowa coalitions director, Jamie Johnson, sent out an email saying that children’s lives would be harmed if the nation had a female president. He wrote it in June, but it surfaced on the campaign trail in the fall.
“The question then comes, ‘Is it God’s highest desire, that is, his biblically expressed will, … to have a woman rule the institutions of the family, the church, and the state?’ ” Johnson’s email said.
Johnson said the email was meant to be a private message to a friend, that he sent it from his personal email account, not his campaign account, and that he hadn’t intended it to be read by anyone else.
Michele deserves an apology from Ricky and Jamie Johnson should get the boot, says Pete Waldron, her ex-Faith Outreach Director, but Johnson says it’s much ado…
Pete Waldron, a former adviser to Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign, called the email ‘a sexist strategy’.
The GOP drama, it never ends. Nor does the sexism.
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Who can blame him? The President needs to find whoever it was that kept things wrapped up during the campaign and bring them back. Via Taegan-
After a series of news stories “delving into West Wing palace,” President Obama warned his senior staff “against fueling the blaze,” Politico reports.
Said Obama: “Don’t get absorbed in the Washington finger-pointing and intrigue.”
“The season of turmoil, which has erupted just as Obama is pushing for final health care votes that could determine his domestic legacy, is the most vivid example of how the discipline of the campaign — which prided itself on a tight-knit culture and aides who stayed aloof from the who’s-up, who’s-down obsessions of the press and the Washington political class — has frayed under stress.”
The AP said that Palin writes about receiving a bill for about $500,000 from the McCain campaign to pay for expenses relating to the vetting process that took place before she was named as the vice presidential nominee.
“That is one hundred percent untrue,” said the McCain official, who would only speak on the condition of anonymity in deference to McCain. “All those bills are from her personal attorney Thomas Van Flein, mostly relating to the Troopergate investigation and other ethics investigations. It is not legal to pay for those investigations out of general election funds, even if the campaign was so inclined.”
Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton would not confirm the accuracy of the AP report.
But she’s “not really into the drama”. Noooooo…..
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