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Posted by on Oct 22, 2008 in Politics | 5 comments

Sarah Palin and Princess Grace

A headline asks, “Could Palin Factor Save McCain?” and their story brings back memories of another Cinderella tale–how Grace Kelly came to rescue Prince Rainier of Monaco half a century ago.

In the New Yorker, Jane Mayer says of McCain and Palin: “By the time he announced her as his choice, the next day, he had spent less than three hours in her company.”

Their whirlwind courtship duplicates how the movie star and the Prince got together over half a century ago and for some of the same reasons.

Monaco, a tiny country surrounding a casino in Monte Carlo, was in as much trouble then as the McCain campaign this summer, until Grace Kelly was briefly introduced to Rainier while shooting “To Catch a Thief” there.

Soon afterward, the Prince visited the Kelly family in Philadelphia and, after being alone with her for only a few hours, asked the movie star to marry him and she accepted.

Rainier’s advisor was a priest named Father Tucker, and it turns out that the McCain-Palin union was brokered by a less spiritual team led by William Kristol and Dick Morris.

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  • kritt11

    So, if the Republicans lose in a blow-out on Nov 4th, will the candidates in 2012 pick Morris and Kristol as advisors???

    I’m only asking because if I were McCain those would have been the last 2 people on the earth I would have asked for advice. What kind of track record do either of them have for the last 10 years???

    Clinton recovered his popularity with the American people only after ditching Morris (who told him to keep mum about the relationship with an intern named Monica) and hiring the more even-handed David Gergen. Since being fired, Morris has been a steady fixture on Fox- delighting conservatives with his constant Clinton-bashing.

    Kristol was one of the original neocons who pushed us into our long bruising battle in Iraq–which will go down as a historic foreign policy blunder. He pushed McCain towards Palin, then blasted the competence of McCain’s campaign in the media.

    Why would any reasonable person let either of these two decide maybe the most important decision a presidential candidate has to make?

  • So, if the Republicans lose in a blow-out on Nov 4th, will the candidates in 2012 pick Morris and Kristol as advisors???

    The Democrats would never be that lucky.

  • kritt11

    Chris
    As far as I’m concerned, they lucked out THIS time, because Palin has become a drag on the ticket. 😉

  • Ricorun

    Well, now I understand why Kristol bashes everyone but Palin. In this week’s op-ed he bashed Peggy Noonan, and by extension the rest of the “media elite” (of which, ironically, he is one) for suggesting that “In the end the Palin candidacy is a symptom and expression of a new vulgarization in American politics.” The week before he admonished the McCain campaign for not freeing her to do pressers. “Free Sarah Palin”, he said. Now I understand why.

    As for Morris, well, as far as I can tell he has no scruples at all. So the fact that he was instrumental in picking Palin isn’t likely to stop him from bashing her eventually. lol!

  • JSpencer

    “Rainier’s advisor was a priest named Father Tucker, and it turns out that the McCain-Palin union was brokered by a less spiritual team led by William Kristol and Dick Morris.”

    Good one Robert. The imagery gave me my best laugh of the day. 🙂

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