- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 28, 2013

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, said Friday on Fox News that “attempts to destroy the whistleblowers” within the John McCain campaign meant that she was banned from talking about Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright during the 2008 presidential election campaign.

“Though I was, during the campaign, running for VP, I was banned from talking about Jeremiah Wright and [then-Sen. Barak] Obama’s friend Bill Ayers,” Mrs. Palin told host Greta Van Susteren.

“Couldn’t talk about that. Couldn’t talk about Obama’s lack of knowledge, and job inexperience, and the things that he said, like America had 57 states, things like that,” she continued. “This is important for Americans to understand. I was not allowed to talk about things like that because those elitists, those who are the brainiacs in the GOP machine running John McCain’s campaign at the time, said that the media would eat us alive if we brought up these things.”

Mrs. Palin added that “complacency” and “self-censoring” within the McCain campaign meant “we weren’t allowed to tell the truth about who the candidate was, Barack Obama.”

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide