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The McCain Campaign Keeps Blaming Palin, Who'll Blame McCain?

If Palin's the disaster who gets the blame, it's still McCain who bears responsibility for the fiasco.
 
 
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The infighting among McCain campaign staffers got a little tense over the weekend, with the bulk of the tension surrounding Sarah Palin -- one faction believes she's to blame for the campaign's problems, while another believes McCain's aides have misused her and failed to take advantage of her strengths.

Far be it for me to pick sides in this squabble, but it's worth keeping in mind that it's very hard to teach an unprepared student who hasn't done her homework.

"Her lack of fundamental understanding of some key issues was dramatic," said another McCain source with direct knowledge of the process to prepare Palin after she was picked. The source said it was probably the "hardest" to get her "up to speed than any candidate in history."

Robert Draper spoke with one of the campaign's senior advisers not too long ago, asking him a straightforward question: "Leaving aside her actual experience, do you know how informed Governor Palin is about the issues of the day?"

 
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