Senator John McCain has requested his former running mate, Sarah Palin, not be invited to his funeral services.
I have been trying to not speak ill of the dead, but this story is making that exercise exceedingly difficult.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who was Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election, has been excluded from his funeral.
Breitbart News has independently confirmed an earlier report in People magazine, which reported that Palin was not sent an invitation, and was told through intermediaries to stay away from the ceremony.
Sarah Palin was the only reason I voted for McCain in 2008. She carried him during that election, because most voters were voting for Palin and her infectious constitutional conservatism instead of McCain’s bittersweet brand of liberalism. McCain thanked his running mate by recently suggesting he lost the election because of her; a notion which is 1. utterly classless, and 2. completely false.
McCain fundraiser Carla Eudy confirmed Palin had not been invited — possibly, People speculated, at the behest of the McCain family. The news comes on the tenth anniversary of the date in 2008 when Palin was announced as McCain’s pick for Vice President.
I suppose when you’re angry and bitter, timing is everything.
Palin now joins President Donald Trump on the list of those barred from the funeral.
Then Sarah Palin will be in good company, since she and the president are arguably two of the most viciously – and unfairly – attacked politicians in American history. President Trump has gone after his attackers – sometimes gracefully, sometimes not – but Sarah Palin has usually taken the high road.
Even after being excluded from the funeral, she declined to criticize him.
Of course she did, because Sarah Palin has always handled herself with grace and class; virtues I believe are severely lacking in the decedent and his family.