Of course I’m happy enough about Obama’s presidency, but only in an distant and abstract way. I’m essentially a malicious, petty, spiteful person and for that reason I’m much more gleeful about the republican defeat than the democratic victory.
And the best part about that is going to be the McCain campaign takedown of their Vice Presidential candidate, the poisonous hillbilly bimbo Sarah Palin. Gossip about a meltdown between the McCain-Palin campaign staff had been circulating for the last weeks of the campaign; political reporters were blogging about off the record conversations they’d had with McCain’s senior advisers who were aghast at what an abhorrent, witless little airhead Palin turned out to be.
Now its all over and the stories are coming out. First there’s this from NewsWeek:
NEWSWEEK has also learned that Palin’s shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain’s top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family—clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent “tens of thousands” more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as “Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast,” and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.
McCain himself rarely spoke to Palin during the campaign, and aides kept him in the dark about the details of her spending on clothes because they were sure he would be offended.
And they’ve also been spilling their guts to the FOX news campaign reporters, revealing (for starters) that Palin ‘thought Africa was a country not a continent':
I know it makes me a bad person but I can’t wait to hear the rest. And I’m amused but not optimistic about the enthusiasm for her candidacy in 2012; exit poll data suggests that while she enjoys strong support in the conservative base the rest of the country considers her a joke. Obama should be so lucky.