In solidarity with Governor Palin's supporters and others who simply care about truth, I again watched The Undefeated tonight as it premiered on REELZChannel. At the end of the documentary, the late Andrew Breitbart says several times, "I see eunuchs." He was referring to men in the GOP who sit idly by--saying nothing, doing nothing, and obviously feeling nothing--while Governor Palin is relentlessly attacked, time and time again, in the most degrading ways. Yes, he called them eunuchs.
Recently, I wrote an article called "Summoning Senator McCain" in which I called on the 2008 Republican presidential nominee to take a stand and speak out against HBO's Game Change. The Senator had already said he wouldn't watch it, and he's said in the past that he thinks highly of Governor Palin, but I wanted more from him, particularly about this hit piece. Today, Senator McCain appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. Having voiced my disappointment that he has not said enough, I feel it's only right that I acknowledge his taking a stronger stand today than I have previously witnessed.
When asked if he watched Game Change on HBO last night, the Senator said he did not because it was "based on a book that is completely biased and with unattributed quotes." He went on to say that even in the rough and tumble world of politics, he doesn't understand "why there continues to be such assaults on a good and decent person," speaking of Governor Palin. Concerning the campaign, he stated what we could all easily see: Governor Palin was "a person whose nomination energized our campaign."
Without hesitation, Senator McCain said that the part of the movie that shows him telling Steve Schmidt to "find me a woman" to be an election game changer was a lie. "Of course not," he responded when asked if he ever said that. However, he followed that up by attesting to the qualifications and accomplishments of his former running mate, which contradicts the false narrative the movie promotes--that the Governor is unintelligent and incompetent.
Senator McCain states:
I thought that she was the best qualified person.
She was a very effective and successful governor.
In other words, the Senator wanted Governor Palin to share the ticket with him because she was the best person for the job.
Too many have done nothing while an accomplished and politically savvy individual has been used as a punching bag--and I'm not even talking about those on the left. The right has also been complicit. Their despicable display of cowardice earned them the title of eunuchs, according to Andrew Breitbart, and they have to look themselves in the mirror for their refusal to defend someone who so readily defends our country.
As for Senator McCain, regardless of whether we agree or disagree with his policies or with how he's handled things thus far, I do respect that he did the right thing today by defending Governor Palin's honor and achievements, acknowledging that Game Change is biased and untrue, and knocking down his former staff members who have chosen to spew lies rather than assume responsibility for their own shortcomings.
The conversation about Game Change begins at 9:13 of the video.