Sometimes "No Comment" Says It All!

@anniepa (27238)
United States
January 13, 2009 5:26pm CST
Meghan McCain, John and Cindy's 24 year old daughter who spent a lot of time on the campaign trail with her dad and Sarah Palin has one thing about the campaign she will NOT talk about - SARAH PALIN! http://news.aol.com/political-machine/2009/01/13/meghan-mccain-wont-comment-on-sarah-palin/ Here's the exchange from the Monday Morning Clacker interview: So, no comment on the selection of Governor Sarah Palin as Senator McCain's running mate? "Sarah Palin is the only part of the campaign that I won't comment on publicly." Sometimes what isn't said say far more than words ever could! Any thoughts? Annie
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• United States
15 Jan 09
We can all speculate why she won't talk about it, but that's all it will be - speculation. Unfortunately, that's one of the ways misinformation gets started. Someone speculates, that turns to rumor, which turns into a news report, while turns into fact (because the news media never misinforms us)whether there's any truth or not.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
16 Jan 09
You're right, it's all pure speculation but let's face it, if she'd had only the best opinion about Palin she'd have said so , wouldn't she? I mean, something like, "She's great, of course it wasn't a mistake," would have been about as straightforward as it gets so the fact she didn't say something like that leads me to believe that isn't how she feels. Call it speculation, call it a guess, but I'd say it's a pretty educated guess! Annie
• United States
16 Jan 09
But what if she's thinking, Why are you asking me about her? What difference does it make what I think of her? No matter how I answer, it will come back to bite me. Sometimes no comment, though it produces speculations, is the safest answer.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
16 Jan 09
"Sarah Palin is the only part of the campaign that I won't comment on publicly." I guess that's a bit more than just "No comment". Annie
@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
13 Jan 09
It could very well be that she wasn't fond of her, but it could also be what she's seen since they lost - that Palin takes everything said about her, even if they've used her own words and are her own party, and twists them into an attack against her - like she's got some kind of persecution complex or something. It's probably safer to keep your mouth shut than to say anything about Palin, good or bad, because she'll interpret it entirely differently.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
14 Jan 09
How right you are! Like John Ziegler who's making a documentary mostly in praise of Palin yet she said the clips he released from his interview with her "took her out of context". Do you think it's not what people say but rather her inability to interpret them correctly that's the problem here? Annie
@irishidid (8570)
• United States
14 Jan 09
John Ziegler said himself that MSNBC had taken clips out of context.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
14 Jan 09
I don't understand how or why he could have said that. MSNBC didn't choose what clips were played, Ziegler did. How could they have taken them out of context, all they did was the same as every other network did and that's play what had been made available to them which was what Ziegler had put out there. When I heard Ziegler interviewed he sounded rather shocked that his girl Sarah would say that about him. Annie
• United States
13 Jan 09
Maybe it was wishful thinking or just me, but I always felt as if McCain realized he'd made a mistake and he and his family were embarrassed by Sarah Palin. I really thought everyone knew what a disaster whe was in the campaign, but a couple of polls I've seen seem to indicate that her popularity ratings among voters are very high. Why?
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
14 Jan 09
That's what I'd LOVE to know - WHY? Of course, I know you know as well as I do how some people here consider her the best thing since ice cream and think she can do no wrong. I guess she's extremely popular among ultra-conservatives which, thankfully, are a relatively tiny portion of the population. Annie
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
14 Jan 09
She's still popular because some people actually looked at her record as a governor instead of judging her based solely on snippets from the Couric interview. This is a woman who reduced spending and earmarks in Alaska, while creating a budget surplus and actually giving money back to the people of Alaska. Fortunately not everyone forms all their opinions based on the biased garbage the media feeds them.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
14 Jan 09
"She's still popular because some people actually looked at her record as a governor instead of judging her based solely on snippets from the Couric interview. This is a woman who reduced spending and earmarks in Alaska, while creating a budget surplus and actually giving money back to the people of Alaska. Fortunately not everyone forms all their opinions based on the biased garbage the media feeds them." She's asked for more earmarks per person than any other governor and the budget surplus was pure luck due to the price of oil. I doubt there is anyone who has judged her based SOLELY on the Couric interview and I know I didn't form my opinion one bit based on anything the media "fed" me. Annie
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
15 Jan 09
The ladies of The View tackled this subject on today's show and they were, as usual, divided. Whoopi thought Meghan just didn't want to get into it but Joy definitely thought that "no comment" meant a lot more than "No comment". I think I agree more with Whoopi and you tend to agree with Joy. I only watched The View because of your thread about the interview with Ann Coulter. I was so mad I missed that one and I thought I'd check the show out. I used to watch it a lot but that was before other stuff (Mylot included) intervened and I had to prioritize. In a way, Mylot is my "View" these days....Sorry, I think I got a little off course here.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I guess myLot is a bit like The View in a way. I'm old so I guess I can be Barbara! Annie
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@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I'm older so I should probably be Barbara but I wanna be Whoopi so that settles it, you can be Babawawa. lol
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Baba Wawa gets more days off than the rest of them too...ha ha...lol! Annie
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Things that make you go hmmmmmmm I find it very significant that she won't comment, and I for one agree with you that the silence says a lot. It would be really interesting to get a true insider's view of all of that, but I wouldn't imagine that we'll see it any time soon. Glad to have seen this discussion as I might not have known about the article otherwise!
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
16 Jan 09
So you don't think I'm evil for posting this...lol? Annie
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Aw Annie, I always think of you as what I call a like minded peep! :)
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• Japan
14 Jan 09
Sometimes it`s best not to say anything. It has been proven time and time again that anything you say Palin will twist as a personal attack on her.Let`s face it McCain did not run a very good campaign. He was losing and he needed something big to change the election. His gamble failed.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Palin didn't twist this into a personal attack. Annie did.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
15 Jan 09
What did I twist? I simply started a discussion about the fact she wouldn't comment about Palin. Gee, if I were like Sarah I'd be whining about my words being twisted all the time...lol! Annie
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
14 Jan 09
That can be true, anniepa. Just like not making a decision is a decision in itself. Although, I think she is being wise not to say anything, she probably should come up with a canned, political answer to this question.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Maybe, but as another poster pointed out it's possible anything she'd have said would have been taken wrong by Palin. Annie
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Rose, I must say you're sure all over the place in this discussion, both literally and figuratively! First, you were positive Meghan absolutely adored Palin and her entire family; NOW it's "maybe she hates Gov Sarah Plain,maybe she just can not stand Gov Sarah Palin,maybe she is jealous of Gov Sarah Palin,maybe she just is a brat,who knows why people say's thing's or don't say thing's,we can't read other peoples minds." I'll agree with you on ONE thing and that's we can't read other people's minds! You should keep that fact in mind when you're posting on what Obama REALLY plans...lol! Why shouldn't it be any of anyone's business how many houses McCain or any other candidate owns? If Obama's cousin in Kenya or wherever whom he may or may not have ever even met is relevant why wouldn't McCain's real estate holdings be? It's not the matter of "whose name they're in" as you've mentioned before. Now you say McCain's homes are all more modest than Obama's ONE house; how do you know that? And ONE mansion is worse than seven or nine or however many there are "modest" homes? "What ever the reason Megan McCain did not say anything good or bad about Gov Palin that is her problem she has to deal with it." I don't know that it IS a problem for Meghan! It was just a discussion which apparently really struck a nerve with you. Annie
@irishidid (8570)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Maybe her dad asked her not to. Maybe she feels there's been enough said about Sarah Palin and just maybe she doesn't think it is anyone's business.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
14 Jan 09
You're right, it could be any one of the above or all of the above. Annie
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Or maybe she was afraid anything she said would be misrepresented as an attack on Sarah Palin. The media clearly proved her right by making saying nothing an attack as well.
• United States
14 Jan 09
I think she's being wise. Love her or hate her anything she says about Sarah Palin would only serve to draw her into the controversy perpetuated by those who love and hate Sarah Palin. The race is over. Why would she ever want to put herself in the position now of having to deal with that?
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
16 Jan 09
You're right. I think it's the ones who love Sarah that get all worked up! I mean, I don't like her but if Meghan McCain said something nice about her I sure wouldn't hold it against Meghan; she was her dad's running mate. I think Cindy taught Meghan that if you didn't have anything nice to say about something say nothing at all...lol! Annie
@luvandpower (2049)
• United States
14 Jan 09
I think it goes to show how corruped teh government is. She probably only got chosen because McCain was forced to.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Word has it McCain wanted Joe Lieberman but his advisers told him no. They had a few requirements for his running mate - that it was a woman, that she was very conservative and that she was a lot younger than him. Annie
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
14 Jan 09
I can't blame her for not wanting to talk about Sarah Palin. No matter what she could say, someone would be offended by it.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
16 Jan 09
He11, enough people are offended that I brought up the fact that she wouldn't talk about her! Annie
@iriscot (1290)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Hmm... Could it be that she was ashamed of his choice? Just asking...
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Hmmm...maybe... Annie
@MntlWard (880)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Poor Sarah should take this woman's advice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC-tOzXQOsk
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@irishidid (8570)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Did you scan through the post ignoring all of it until you came across the name Sarah Palin?
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Hmmmm the only thing I can think of is LMAO!
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Sarah has provided lots of great comic relief, hasn't she, both directly and indirectly? Annie
@megsgem (123)
• United States
13 Jan 09
The repubs thought us women would just rollover cuz we want a woman...well we are smarter than that and ANY SKIRT WON"T DO!!!! there are plenty of smart women who know whats going on in the world that he could have chosen...shame on him and his croonies who thought we were so dumb!!!!! who is dumb now????? that is too funny and yes " no comment" speaks volumes.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
It is simple for me. She did not want to say anything about Sarah Palin, because if she said something that she was a very good governor or gracious, or whatever, someone in the Media would have twisted her words and would assumed like you that Mrs. Palin would have been a disaster if McCain had become president instead of Obama. Therefore in order to avoid innuendos and insult on Palin's reputation and name or jeers etc. she kept quiet. And was not the interview about Meghan McCain?
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
19 Jan 09
No, she didn't "keep quiet"; she said, "Sarah Palin is the only part of the campaign that I won't comment on publicly." She specifically said Palin is the ONLY part of the campaign she won't comment on publicly. I also think it's simple - those words definitely did bring on innuendos. Annie
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 Jan 09
I guess she figured if she did mention Palin there would be innuendos and if she did not mention Palin, well there was innuendos. But I guess if you really do not like Palin in the first place and want to hear as much nasty things about her, you will assume the worse whether she talked about her or not. If she said that Sarah Palin was a nice lady and did a good job as governor of Alaska, you would assume she is lying. If she kept silent, you think there are some nasty things she does not want to say, so no matter if she opened her mouth or not about Mrs. Palin, your mind is already made up.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
14 Jan 09
What is this, three threads bashing Sarah Palin in once week Annie? You need help. Seriously, I'm not kidding. Your obsession with her is disturbing. You act as though it's her fault for being in the news, but this was an interview with Meghan McCain. Based on the war the media has waged on Sarah Palin I think Meghan chose not to discuss her for fear that ANYTHING she said would be misrepresented as an attack on Sarah Palin. Well, the media AND YOU, proved her right by making NOTHING an attack as well. Well done Annie. In your world NOTHING is as good a reason as any to bash Palin.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
14 Jan 09
It's clear Palin has waged her own war against the media! She's even making the false claim that the MSM were the ones who spread the stories of her pregnancy being fake and her baby really being Bristol's. She even attacked her own Anchorage Daily News and accused them of reporting on it when they didn't. Tell me, if someone from the Obama campaign had said something cryptic like that about Obama or Biden and someone had started a discussion about it would you have trashed them for doing it and told them they "need help"? Taskr, you're taking any criticism or even perceived criticism against Sarah much too personally! I think you've really got it bad...lol! Annie