Palintology

McCain Staffers Dish on Palin

More work for Sarah Palin’s handlers: Ex-McCain staffers dish on his vice-presidential choice in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. "They can't quite believe that for two frantic months last fall, caught in a Bermuda Triangle of a campaign, they worked their tails off to try to elect as vice president of the United States someone who, by mid-October, they believed for certain was nowhere near ready for the job, and might never be," Todd Purdum writes. According to Vanity Fair, she maintained “only the barest level of civil discourse" with her chief handler, Tucker Eskew. "I think, as I've evaluated it, I think some of my worst fears…the after-election events have confirmed that her more negative aspects may have been there,” says one ex-campaigner. "I saw her as a raw talent. Raw, but a talent. I hoped she could become better."