While Americans are watching a five-day long tribute to Senator John McCain, there’s one close associate who has been left flabbergasted over his final request for her. Sarah Palin, who was the Arizona Senator’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election, was informed of his final wishes for her, and it’s completely mean-spirited. Don’t miss this.
We all know Senator McCain had nothing but contempt for President Donald Trump, but many might not know his mean streak extended to his former Vice-Presidential running mate Sarah Palin.
According to The Political Insider, “Before his death, [McCain] reportedly made it known that he didn’t want Trump anywhere near his funeral. Patton said old soldiers never die, but it looks like that applies more to grudges. And to make matters worse, Trump isn’t the only person who wasn’t invited to the funeral. Sarah Palin, McCain’s former running mate, hasn’t received an invitation.” But, that wasn’t the only insult he had for her.
In McCain’s final book before he died, he wrote that he even regretted choosing Palin as his running mate, which is pretty ironic. Sarah Palin was the only reason the hardcore conservative base got behind McCain’s nomination. Regardless, the former Alaska Governor didn’t hold it against him and wrote a powerful tribute to McCain upon his passing.
Palin wrote, “Today we lost an American original. Sen. John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs. John never took the easy path in life – and through sacrifice and suffering, he inspired others to serve something greater than self. John McCain was my friend. I will remember the good times. My family and I send prayers for Cindy and the McCain family.”
Still, Palin wasn’t offered the common courtesy of an invite. It was another one of McCain’s mean-spirited final requests.
We tend to look at people through another lens in death, and instantly, all their bad qualities are forgotten and they are transformed into saints. And, while the mainstream media and Democrats are using McCain and the publicity surrounding his death as a weapon to beat up the president, we should also recognize that he had a mean-streak up until the end. It was cruel not to invite Sarah Palin.
It was Sarah Palin who destroyed former Vice President Joe Biden in their one debate. Palin was a newcomer, while Biden was a seasoned politician. Yet, the former Alaska Governor made him look like an utter fool, and the immediate effect was a jump in the polls for McCain.
Biden trashed McCain in that debate while Palin defended him. Yet, Biden is not only at his funeral, he was asked by McCain to be a speaker. Here are the highlights of that debate in case you missed it:
McCain’s wish that Trump is excluded from his funeral was one thing since they didn’t get along, and in truth, the president wouldn’t have wanted to go anyway. But, why use your death to slight Sarah Palin? Sure, after McCain lost the election and blamed it on Palin, she shot back with “regret,” but she never personally blamed him for what went wrong in 2008.
Palin did write a book which reflected poorly on the staffers McCain employed on his presidential campaign, but she stayed classy. When Sarah Palin came out of nowhere on August 29, 2008, and was introduced as McCain’s running mate, it ignited his lackluster campaign.
The Alaska Governor became a political icon that day. She told the crowd, “I was just your average hockey mom in Alaska before getting involved in politics. When I found corruption there, I fought it hard and brought the offenders to account.”
Palin wrote about the mismanagement of the McCain campaign and how the establishment of Washington, DC insiders working on the campaign mocked her “hometown grit.” What’s horrible is how John McCain, when facing death, chose to mock her once again.