Republican presidential candidate Arizona Senator John McCain and his vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hug after Palin introduced McCain, at a campaign rally at Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. McCain and Palin gave a show of unity on the campaign trail Tuesday, appearing together for the first time since reports of infighting within the Republican camp. (AFP/Robyn Beck)
Awwww! Conspicuous hugs! So cute 'n' sincere 'n' stuff! Yay! I'm fully convinced.
It wasn't a good day for Sarah, though, as the McCain campaign thrust her pretty much into the center of their patented Circular Firing Squad™. Politico quoted one of McCain's aides (off the record, natch) calling her a "whack job," and GQ, of all places, recorded this hilarious reveal:
They’ve held their tongue from leaking what a couple of McCain higher-ups have told me—namely, that Palin simply knew nothing about national and international issues. Which meant, as one such adviser said to me: “Letting Sarah be Sarah may not be such a good thing.”
NO! Let Sarah be Sarah some more, please!