In response to an earlier post on Marc Ambinder's Atlantic blog, Randy Scheunemann, McCain's chief foreign policy adviser (pictured at left), had some harsh, on the record words for Ambinder. The email was a response to this post, which discusses a falling out in the McCain campaign regarding Palin, whose "pallin' around with terrorists" line was allegedly not cleared by campaign HQ.
Scheunemann became understandably upset with the post:
Just read your post. This is on the record. This is cleared by HQ. It is a fact that Barack Obama was palling around with terrorists. It was a fact before Governor Palin said it in a fully vetted speech and it is fact today. It is bullshit to claim or write anything else.