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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 08:12 AM

43. Gramps Wanted Lieberman

There the scene in the movie of McCain, Lieberman and Graham drinking it up on the plane. They were the ultimate party buddies/senate road warriors. Palin's name appears to have come through Randy Shuenneman (sp) who was the dude in the movie with the thick beard..."foreign affairs expert" who gave Gramps the disastrous advice during the Georgia invasion. Looks like Schmidt was sold on Palin more for the "game change" aspect and pushed it on McCain and it wasn't until after the selection was made that he found out what damaged goods he got. By then it was too late...no one wanted to have another Thomas Eagleton...and looks like we almost did.

It's been amusing reading the few wingnut critiques of the film (of people who actually watched it). A right wing friend of mine did and thought it was very well done. Others went to the tin foil...pointing out the amounts of money Hanks, Harris and Harrelson have given to Democratic candidates and causes and how Schmidt and Wallace were "Romney plants"...supposedly they had worked for Willard and that they were the ones who derailed the entire campaign not to hurt McCain but to destroy Palin.

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