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Oh man this is what we get for not watching the sexy news show for old people,60 Minutes. They had a JUICY SEGMENT last night about the hilariously awful McCain presidential campaign of 2008, with lots of scoopy revelations from top McCain adviser Steve Schmidt and also Washington's reigning divas of snark, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. After the jump: Steve Schmidt misuses "nonplussed," Sarah Palin is a nutball, etc.


In an interview with the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes," Steve Schmidt described Palin as "very calm -- nonplussed" after McCain met with her at his Arizona ranch just before putting her on the Republican ticket. McCain had planned to name Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) as his choice until word leaked, sparking what Schmidt called political blowback over selecting the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee.

Schmidt, McCain's chief campaign adviser, said he asked Palin about her serenity in the face of becoming "one of the most famous people in the world." He quoted her as saying, "It's God's plan."

(For the record, "nonplussed" means "confused," not "undisturbed." Which maybe was his point after all?)

Anyhoo, also this:


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So, basically, no real revelations, only more proof that John McCain, Sarah Palin, and all of their collective advisers should have been thrown into a sack of syphilitic rats before they had a chance to do any Harm to America.

McCain strategist: Palin thought candidacy was mapped by God [AP]

Extra: Regrets Over Palin? [CBS News]

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