LaDonna Hale Curzon, Executive Producer, Sarah Palin Radio this week interviewed Breitbart’s Tony Lee to discuss the GOP establishment’s (GOPe) continuous and unprovoked attacks on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Lee had been interviewed about the same subject by Stephen K. Bannon on his Victory Sessions show earlier this week, and his Breitbart article was one of five Conservatives4Palin published in one day about the attacks.
Curzon said that Gov. Palin was properly vetted, both by a firm operated by a John McCain confidante and by McCain himself. Further, McCain praised Gov. Palin as being a solid and worthy VP candidate.
The McCain Campaign’s Catastrophic Mistake
Tony Lee said “the McCain campaign made a catastrophic mistake by campaign operatives who were in over their heads. The financial crisis happened. They decided to go all in, suspend the campaign, come back to Washington. McCain didn’t even read a three-page paper for TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program), and they made him look like a fool. He looked like a fool, and at that point, the election was basically over.”
Schmidt and Wallace: Scum of the Earth
Lee continued, “at that point, you see these professional operatives who are just horrible, horrible scum of the earth who basically need politics for their livelihood thinking ‘Oh my gosh, we basically screwed up the election! What can we do to preserve our livelihoods and reputations?’ What they decided to do is immediately after that you see all these leaks and pieces of gossip coming out about Gov. Palin. The day the election was over, they wanted to blame someone. That was Gov. Palin.”
“A big mistake that they made: these people don’t understand conservatives. They didn’t realize how powerful she resonated with conservatives. They thought she would just fade away and no one would hear from her.”
He said Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace were at the root of the smear campaign, which reporters accepted without doing any fact-checking. As a result, “complete fabrications became part of the conventional wisdom,” he said.
Useful Republican Idiots
Lee discussed the infamous memo that was drafted to absolve Schmidt and Wallace of any blame for the McCain campaign’s failure. “The mainstream media was willing to go along with it, because they detested Gov. Palin from the very beginning,” he said. The Republicans involved “were used as basically useful Republican Idiots.”
Curzon said “if it hadn’t been for Gov. Palin on the ticket, McCain would have lost in a landslide, and everybody remembers those massive crowds she attracted and McCain didn’t draw those kind of crowds like that. The whole notion that she cost McCain the election is just totally absurd.”
The Lies Will Continue and We’ll Continue Fighting Them
Lee said, “the lies will continue because the consultants (Schmidt and Wallace) and the mainstream media are part of the permanent political class that Gov. Palin hates.” He said in the days prior to new media and social media, they could have gotten away with it more easily, but they’re going to continue to try.”
“When Gov. Palin came in, the McCain campaign was on life support. She gave it life again, pushing him up to the lead,” Lee said. He noted that McCain’s headquarters were in Virginia, and he couldn’t draw the crowds until he put Gov. Palin on the ticket. Once she came on the scene, crowds of 20,000 and 30,000 were routine.
Washington Nationals to Win Stanley Cup
On a lighter note, Lee predicted the Washington Capitals would defeat the New York Rangers and go on to win the Stanley Cup.
Audio Transcript of Tony Lee Interview