I don’t even want to waste my time addressing everything that is wrong with Jonathan Martin’s hit piece at POLITICO regarding Sarah Palin on the campaign trail posted this morning. He loves his anonymous sources… just so everybody knows where I stand
First I think campaign anonymous sources are vile, spineless creatures who should be forever shunned from campaign work.
And secondly I think that Jonathan Martin is more often than not full of crap.
Eric Woolson, spokesperson for Senator Chuck Grassley’s campaign, for the record said, that the anonymous source “does not represent the Senator’s views.” So evidently Senator Grassley was not displeased with any interaction they had with the Palin camp.
Then regarding what Martin said about Congressman Steve King’s campaign:
Similarly, the Iowa GOP was in discussions with Palin’s camp leading up to her appearance at its fundraiser to have her do a rally in the state’s conservative northwest corner. Rep. Steve King, who represents the area, got involved, and Palin indicated she was open to it. But she never gave the party confirmation. Finally, on the Wednesday before what would have been a Friday event, she indicated that she wouldn’t do it.
I have yet to contact the Iowa GOP and will follow-up, but I did talk with Jeff King with Congressman King’s campaign he said that they “didn’t have any inkling that we’d get her for a rally. We would love to have her though.” He said they did not expect that it would work out. He said nobody from their campaign talked with Martin and they certainly don’t have any complaints about Palin.
Also these “sources” shouldn’t complain since she did headline a successful fundraising dinner for the Republican Party of Iowa and did so for free.
Update: First off, thank you Governor Palin for the shout out!
Then thanks to Conservatives 4 Palin and Texas 4 Palin for the linkage.
Then some named sources connected to this story like Iowa GOP’s chair, Matt Strawn, SRLC’s CEO, Charlie Davis, Mark Levin and Glenn Beck say that Jonathan Martin is full of crap.
2nd Update: Also welcome to Memeorandum visitors.
3rd Update: Welcome the readers of Richard Adam’s Blog at The Guardian (UK) and Big Journalism
4th Update: Linked at Sundries Shack and Motivation Truth.