Things you supposedly didn't know. Now exposed
Okay, you can figure that McCain probably rarely spoke darling Sarah. But did his campaign really keep him in the dark on her clothes horse spending? Oh my.
And then there's this:
On the Sunday night before the last debate, McCain's core group of advisers—Steve Schmidt, Rick Davis, adman Fred Davis, strategist Greg Strimple, pollster Bill McInturff and strategy director Sarah Simmons—met to decide whether to tell McCain that the race was effectively over, that he no longer had a chance to win. The consensus in the room was no, not yet, not while he still had "a pulse."
They lead the poor boy on. All that wasted effort so that he could repeat, "my friends" and "gonna-fight" heavily.
And another good reason to have kept Hillary at arms length?
On the night she officially lost the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton enjoyed a long and friendly phone conversation with McCain. Clinton was actually on better terms with McCain than she was with Obama. Clinton and McCain had downed shots together on Senate junkets; they regarded each other as grizzled veterans of the political wars and shared a certain disdain for Obama as flashy and callow.