Palin on 2012: I ain't bailin', but the media is failin'
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Tucker Eskew, a senior aide to Governor Palin, spoke to reporters last night to explain, from his point of view, what went down.
He said the network admitted they made a mistake and apologized. His take on Palin's rambling answer about her future?
“In that interview Gov. Palin was asked ... about her intentions for 2012. She deflected those intentions and answered the question that she was planning to win. Deflecting isn’t probably the right word. She rejected that contention."
What about Vargas's question about heading back to Alaska?
"...She said I’m not going to wave the white flag of surrender and I’m not doing this for naught. She had talked extensively in this interview about what her reasons what motivated her in this campaign as a governor, a candidate, a mother and a woman. ABCNews.com proceeded to write a terrifically misleading headline that confused–it’s a much better word that conflated–her answers to those two separate questions.”
How blown out of proportion did it get? CNN's Wolf Blitzer just may win that contest.
"And this just coming into the "Situation Room," the Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin now speaking out openly about her intentions in 2012 if, if she and John McCain were to lose this contest next Tuesday," Blitzer announced.
"In an interview with ABC News, Sarah Palin is now saying, she would be interested in remaining a serious national political figure, going ahead to 2012," he added.
CNN's Dana Bash, who has been the recipient of many-an-inside-scoop of late, was on the air with Blitzer and announced she had a conversation with a campaign worker who was left dumbfounded by Bash's news.
"I just got off of the phone, Wolf, with a senior McCain adviser and I read this person the quote and I think it is fair to say that this person was speechless," she said. "There was a long pause and I just heard a huh on the other end of the phone."
As for 2012
What will Palin be doing in 2012 anyway? Someone asked Eskew that question. A veteran of many campaign battles, he knows how to answer a question.
"Helping John McCain in his re-election," he said.