The No Talk Express

On the heels of his long New York Times Magazine piece, Robert Draper has started up a campaign blog at GQ. One of his first items dishes dirt on the McCain-Palin rift. In the run-up to the vice-presidential debate, Steve Schmidt actually had to temporarily abandon McCain in order to help in “simplifying Palin’s prep so as to avert catastrophe.” Palin, Draper says some McCain higher-ups have told him, “simply knew nothing about national and international issues.” Then there’s this bombshell: “McCain has snubbed [Palin] on one long bus ride aboard the Straight Talk Express, to the embarrassment of those sitting nearby.”