11/06/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Annals Of Unnamed Sourcery

Late last month, Alex Balk of Radar found, in this Politico article, one of the most hilarious lines of attribution I'd ever read. In an article replete with Palin criticism, precisely one person was willing to pay Palin a compliment. There was a catch, though!

Asked about Palin's performance in the CBS interview, a McCain official briefing reporters on condition of anonymity said: "She did fine. She's a tremendous asset and a fantastic candidate."

For those who keenly see the truth between the lines, it was a pretty telling moment. But, as a part of today's "Crappy Hour" over at Jezebel, Ana Marie Cox pulled from Jon Meacham's Newsweek cover story on Sarah Palin an anonymous source willing to attest to an even higher truth:

After the vice presidential debate, a senior figure in the party, who asked not to be named because he was telling the truth, told me that Palin should talk less about being "just-folks" and more about being governor of a large state.


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