Sarah Palin Lashes Out At Media, McCain Campaign And JournoList, Maybe
Sometime Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has heard about the JournoList! And she's not at all happy about it, according to "exclusive remarks" given to the Daily Caller.
From a remote location on an island off Alaska's coast, former Governor Sarah Palin is blasting what she describes as the "sick puppies" in the media who immediately and ruthlessly attacked her when Sen. John McCain picked her as his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign.
In exclusive remarks to The Daily Caller, Palin described "hordes of Obama's opposition researchers-slash 'reporters'" descending upon Alaska in the days after she was picked by McCain.
The big "ha-ha!" in all of this is that Palin never herself identifies JournoList by name. JournoList is simply shoehorned into this narrative by Jonathan Strong for fun! But, okay, we'll just run with this for the time being.
Insofar as JournoList is involved in any of this, we'll refer you back to a previous Caller piece, which tells the nearly impossible-to-believe story of that time the McCain campaign announced Palin as his running mate, which prompted many JournoListers to take to their laptops to ask each other things like, "Who is Sarah Palin?" and "I've never heard of this Sarah Palin person," and "I wonder how Obama will run against this person, Sarah Palin," and, "Seriously, I do not know much about Sarah Palin."
Later, the liberal commentators on this list of liberals would opine that the choice seemed to be a mistake and were critical of Palin -- which is something you wouldn't possibly expect from a group of liberal commentators, right? Anyway, all of this research and criticism apparently resulted in this listicle on Joe Klein's blog, which was generally regarded as a game-changing moment in the 2008 election.
Palin, in her "exclusive remarks," does not restrict herself to lashing out at JournoList (if she's even lashing out at JournoList at all -- remember, we are just going with it for the time being.)
She's also mad at the "hordes of Obama's opposition researchers-slash 'reporters'" that came to Alaska (to presumably do the "opposition research" and "reporting" that someone should have told Palin are mainstays in American politics), the McCain campaign ("To not have had the McCain campaign staff defend my record was an insurmountable challenge, because once a bell is rung, it's impossible to un-ring," Palin said), and CBS News for broadcasting an interview with Katie Couric that Palin says was "selectively edited." Palin says that all of these things fed her decision to quit her post as Alaska's governor.
So that's the incredibly true story of how JournoList, the McCain campaign, and a camera owned by CBS News that was pointed at Sarah Palin cunningly conspired to get her to quit her job.