Former McCain/Palin ’08 Campaign Advisor Defends Palin, Discredits HBO Film

T. Michael Andrews, a former lawyer in the Bush Administration and later Southwestern Regional Coordinator for McCain/Palin ’08, says the McCain aides who advised the filmmakers of HBO’s “Game Change” were “trying to save face.”

It’s easy to blame people. My thought is that you lost as a team y’all have to own up. Like a football team. It can’t be one person’s fault you lost. It can’t be. In my opinion to say that it’s Sarah Palin’s fault for that loss – I disagree with that notion. I don’t know what their motive is in the movie by painting Gov. Palin as the target for the reason of the lost election other than trying to save face.

He further disagrees with the HBO movie’s premise that Palin “lost the election” for McCain.

I disagree with the premise that Palin lost the election in 2008. The fact of the matter they say that money doesn’t win elections, I say bull. Obama had more money than he knew what to do with. He was very fortunate to ride on a wave of Bush fatigue, a rejuvenated electorate with this hope and change message and more importantly, he had money, which allowed him to tap into deep resources.

Andrews goes on to praise Gov. Palin for her accomplishments and intellect.

To achieve what she has done as a local city councilwoman to Mayor to Governor in Alaska … they somehow misjudged her ability, and especially her intellectual ability. She wasn’t running for professor in chief, she was running for a position that could have led her to be commander in chief.

You can read the rest of the article at Breitbart’s Big Hollywood.


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