A top McCain adviser has stepped up to defend Governor Palin on the heels of the ridiculous Game Change movie. He also calls out Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace, the sources of the soon-to-hit-HBO hit piece.
T. Michael Andrews granted Big Hollywood and interview, which can be read in its entirety here. Below, find some excerpts:
The premise of the “Game Change” film is that Sarah Palin cost the Republicans the election in 2008. Do you agree?
I disagree with the premise that Palin lost the election in 2008. The fact of the matter they say that money doesn’t win elections, I say bull. Obama had more money than he knew what to do with. He was very fortunate to ride on a wave of Bush fatigue, a rejuvenated electorate with this hope and change message and more importantly, he had money, which allowed him to tap into deep resources.
What do you think of the McCain aides who helped with making this movie? What’s their motive?
The trouble is this – you lost. It’s easy to blame people. My thought is that you lost as a team y’all have to own up. Like a football team. It can’t be one person’s fault you lost. It can’t be. In my opinion to say that it’s Sarah Palin’s fault for that loss – I disagree with that notion. I don’t know what their motive is in the movie by painting Gov. Palin as the target for the reason of the lost election other than trying to save face.
What do you say to the people who criticize Sarah Palin for not being experienced or intelligent enough to have served as Vice-President of the United States?
People who make those comments have never run for public office. People who sit back and criticize others on intellectual ability have never been in a position to lead. The bottom line is this, the person that the media thinks oughta be the president have no clue. That person does not exist on this planet and the person who thinks they are the smartest person in the world, should never hold a job with a title. I firmly believed the media felt Barack Obama was this person. Three and a half years later, I think even the media believes you need more of a person who can read off a teleprompter to lead a country. To insinuate that Sarah Palin was aloof is ridiculous. To achieve what she has done as a local city councilwoman to Mayor to Governor in Alaska … they somehow misjudged her ability, and especially her intellectual ability.
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(h/t Jasmine Velasco)