Sarah Palin Responds to John McCain’s Comments: They are a ‘Perpetual Gut-Punch’

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John McCain recently said he regretted selecting my mom as his running mate during the 2008 Presidential election.  Instead, he wishes he had selected Joe Lieberman as his running mate.

Here’s my mom’s perfect response to this:

Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin says hearing that Sen. John McCain now regrets choosing her as his 2008 running mate is ‘like a perpetual gut-punch’ every time she hears about it.

And the latest verdict from the ailing 81-year-old Arizona Republican, she said, is perplexing because McCain has told her very different things over and over in person.

‘That’s not what Sen. McCain has told me all these years, as he’s apologized to me repeatedly for the people who ran his campaign – some who now staff MSNBC, the newsroom there, which tells you a lot,’ Palin said.

Hearing the opposite on TV, she said, was unnerving.

‘It’s not a real fun thing that part of my job is the requirement – is having to read the news every day,’ Palin lamented.

Also:

‘I attribute a lot of what we’re hearing and reading regarding McCain’s statements to his ghostwriter or ghostwriters,’ she explained.

‘I don’t know all the details of his condition right now. It happens to me also where people speak for me and a bell is rung, and you can’t un-ring the bell.’

‘I don’t know unless I heard it from Sen. McCain myself,’ she said.

McCain’s recurring apology for her treatment at the hands of the Republican Party elites who turned their noses up at her ‘going rogue’ style, she insisted, ‘has almost been a running joke between the two of us over these years.’

‘I stop him all the time and say, “Please don’t apologize.”

There’s nothing to apologize for anyway, Palin said, since former president Barack Obama’s victory over her and McCain was basically written in the stars.

‘There were elements of a perfect storm for Barack Obama to have been elected. It worked out the way that it was supposed to work out,’ she said.

Hat Tip: The Daily Mail

Photo Credit: Pimkie on Flickr APTOPIX MCCain Veepstakes Palin

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, left, smiles as his Vice Presidential running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, pumps her fist as she is introduced to supporters at a campaign rally in Dayton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. McCain introduced Palin as his running mate at the event. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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