John McCain is a petty, petty man.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who was Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election, has been excluded from his funeral.
Breitbart News has independently confirmed an earlier report in People magazine, which reported that Palin was not sent an invitation, and was told through intermediaries to stay away from the ceremony.
McCain fundraiser Carla Eudy confirmed to People that Palin had not been invited — possibly, People speculated, at the behest of the McCain family.
So much for all that nonsense he wrote in his farewell letter about “tearing down walls,” avoiding “rivalries” and how much we as Americans have in “common”! He walled Sarah Palin out of his own funeral!
Palin never feuded with McCain and never criticized him.
When news broke on Saturday of McCain’s passing, Palin said: “Today we lost an American original. Sen. John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs. John never took the easy path in life — and through sacrifice and suffering he inspired others to serve something greater than self.
“John McCain was my friend. I will remember the good times. My family and I send prayers for Cindy and the McCain family.”
Petty McCain blamed Palin for his horrible loss in 2008 which was due entirely to his own being a terrible candidate.
Last year, when McCain was reported to have said that he regretted choosing Palin instead of Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-VT), Palin described the news as a “gut punch” but refused to blame McCain personally, telling the UK Daily Mail that she blamed his “ghostwriters” for such reports.
Indeed, Lieberman really would have fired up the base!
Many in the Beltway blamed Palin for McCain’s loss in 2008 — even though Barack Obama had benefited from a sudden financial crisis and a biased press corps. That view seemed to have seeped into McCain’s own thinking.
Still, Palin never took offense, and always honored McCain. Even after being excluded from the funeral, she declined to criticize him.
People quoted a source close to the Palin family: “[O]ut of respect for Sen. McCain and his family we have nothing to add at this point. The Palin family will always cherish their friendship with the McCains and hold those memories dear.”
Imagine if John McCain actually stood up and fought back against the media in 2008 the same way Trump fought like hell in 2016 instead of rolling over like a dog.
Instead, he cracked in the hope of getting better treatment from the media — which is coincidentally exactly what other POWs say he did with his captors in Vietnam.