Sarah Palin is remaining silent about a sharp jab directed at her Friday by former John McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt, who predicted that a potential Palin presidential bid in 2012 would be "catastrophic."Steve Schmidt's mismanagement of the McCain campaign was nothing less than catastrophic, so his political advice is pretty much worth a share of Chrysler common stock right now.
A spokeswoman for the former Alaska governor said Palin is holding her fire until her new book is released next month.
"The governor will write about all of this in her book," Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton said in an e-mail, referring to the internal fighting that marred the final weeks of McCain's president bid. "There will be plenty of time to talk about it then."
At The Conservative Comeback, Schmidt conjures up images of George Costanza.
Our contribution to the Sarah Palin Automotivator photo meme:
Update: Rush has some advice for Schmidt and the rest of the McCain crowd:
Does the name Steve Schmidt ring a bell to anybody out there? Steve Schmidt was the campaign manager for John McCrazy -- McCain! -- in the presidential campaign in 2008. Steve Schmidt has told the Huffington Post that Sarah Palin in 2012 would be a "catastrophe for the GOP." This is one of the things that I was asked to comment on by a member of the State-Controlled Media today, and here's what I wrote back: "I think it's time for the McCain crowd to acknowledge that they're losers and pack it in. They've done enough damage to the Republican Party already. Move aside. Let a brighter, more principled, and more competent generation of people clean up the mess that the McCain people helped create," and that is exactly where we are right now. And now McCain, it is reported today, is trying to work behind the scenes to find candidates like himself to remake the Republican Party in a moderate, center sort of way. I guess Schmidt talking to the Huffing and Puffington Post is part of that mix, saying that Palin in 2012 would be a catastrophe for the GOP. Why would anybody listen to McCain? It would be like the Democrats taking advice from Dukakis. What in the world...? This is just more and more of the left trying to pick our candidates like they picked McCain, and it's time to stop that garbage. So there! That's my answer to it.- JP