Steve Schmidt: Palin Believed Candidacy 'God's Plan'

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  1. January 11, 2010

    Steve Schmidt: Palin Believed Candidacy 'God's Plan'

    | 01/10/10 11:45 PM | AP

    WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin believed that Sen. John McCain chose her to be his running mate in 2008 because of "God's plan," according to a top political strategist in the Arizona Republican's campaign.

    In an interview with the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes," Steve Schmidt described Palin as "very calm – nonplussed" after McCain met with her at his Arizona ranch just before putting her on the Republican ticket. McCain had planned to name Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., as his vice presidential choice until word leaked, sparking what Schmidt called political blowback over picking the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee.

    Schmidt said he asked Palin about her serenity in the face of becoming "one of the most famous people in the world." He quoted her as saying, "It's God's plan."

    Palin has not ruled out a run for the presidency.

    Schmidt was interviewed by "60 Minutes" for a segment about a new book about the 2008 presidential race, "Game Change," by John Heilemann of New York magazine and Mark Halperin of Time magazine.

    Schmidt credited Palin with being a quick study and for giving a great speech at the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minn., but he said it soon became clear that she often was not accurate in her remarks.

    "There were numerous instances that she said things that were – that were not accurate that, ultimately, the campaign had to deal with. And that opened the door to criticism that she was being untruthful and inaccurate. And I think that that is something that continues to this day," he said.

    Palin's spokeswoman, Meg Stapleton, has disputed the version of events presented in the reporters' book.

    "The governor's descriptions of these events are found in her book, 'Going Rogue.' Her descriptions are accurate," Stapleton said in a statement to "60 Minutes." Stapleton added: "She was there. These reporters were not."

    Schmidt conceded that had Palin not been on the ticket, "our margin of defeat would've been greater than it would've been otherwise."
  2. dsq


    but it was a cruel joke and teaze by god because lo and behold he defeated her ass and made obama president...she s an unstable,egomaniacle less wacko than glen beck.

    Why did god turn his back on gov. quitter?maybe cuz he didnt approve of the way she raised a bunch of high school dropouts and knocked up illiterates while getting knocked up herself.God doesnt approve of terrible role models like gov. quitter.
  3. Actually, she would have to say that Schmidt's descriptions were not accurate, not the reporters, since they were interviewing him and those were his comments.

    In fairness to Palin, I don't think anyone can be just dropped into the crucible of Prez politics and not get rattled. But it's really up to the Prez candidate and his selection team to gauge the depth and ability of a potential running mate. If Schmidt doesn't like they way it turned out, he knows where the blame is.
  4. She is scarey.
    Look at this crazy thinking. She really think she is chosen to be special.
    She can do anything (like quit the job to make money on the book) and people believe god tell her to do this, and they give her their money.

    "ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A video on her hometown church Web site shows Sarah Palin being blessed three years ago by a Kenyan pastor who prayed for her protection from "witchcraft" as she prepared to seek higher office.

    The video, which made the rounds Wednesday on the Internet, shows Palin standing before Bishop Thomas Muthee in the pulpit of the Wasilla Assembly of God church, holding her hands open as he asked Jesus Christ to keep her safe from "every form of witchcraft."

    "Come on, talk to God about this woman. We declare, save her from Satan," Muthee said as two attendants placed their hands on Palin's shoulders. "Make her way my God. Bring finances her way even for the campaign in the name of Jesus. ... Use her to turn this nation the other way around."

    "On a visit to the church in June 2008, Palin spoke fondly of the Kenyan pastor and told a group of young missionaries that Muthee's prayers had helped her to become governor.

    "Pastor Muthee was here and he was praying over me, and you know how he speaks and he's so bold," she said. "And he was praying 'Lord make a way, Lord make a way' ... He said, 'Lord make a way and let her do this next step.' And that's exactly what happened."
  5. If it was God's plan, then it is God's defeat? :eek:

  6. Maybe Sarah Palin think the gods plan for VP is to give fame to her. So no defeat. :D
  7. dsq


    God knew better,this nutjob is a quitter so he made her a loser...big time loser.God spoke,so shut up and listen and do as he says and dictates,right?
  8. In the same interview, Schmidt pointed out that he didn't think Katie Couric asked any unfair questions in her interview. Unlike Palin and the entire Far Right contingent.

  10. Countdown to the appearance of the extremist right, absurdly asking 'Why are the left so afraid of Sarah Palin' when really, they're just pointing out that she's a lunatic and a Democratic strategist's dream come true.

    #10     Jan 11, 2010