August 29, 2008
Class vs no class
Last night, John McCain put on ads congratulating Barack Obama for his achievement. The day Joe Biden was picked, John McCain called him to congratulate him. That is class.
Tom Bevan of realclearpolitics.com describes how the Obama campaign reacted to the Palin announcement. Do you see the difference? Do you think for a few hours Obama, or Biden or his campaign hacks could have congratulated her,and then started the attacks tomorrow?
Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton:
Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain's commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush's failed economic policies -- that's not the change we need, it's just more of the same.
McCain campaign spokesperson Jill Hazelbaker:
It is pretty audacious for the Obama campaign to say that Governor Palin is not qualified to be Vice President. She has a record of accomplishment that Senator Obama simply cannot match. Governor Palin has spent her time in office shaking up government in Alaska and actually achieving results -- whether it's taking on corruption, passing ethics reform or stopping wasteful spending and the 'bridge to nowhere.' Senator Obama has spent his time in office running for President.
And McCain senior advisor Nancy Pfotenhauer just said on Fox - and I'm paraphrasing: I think the Obama campaign would have learned not to belittle women.