"Loyal Bushie: Palin pick is ‘disrespectful to the office of the presidency.’"
In his Political Playbook column, Politico reporter Mike Allen reports that one Bush loyalist is extremely troubled by McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin:
BIGGEST QUESTION ABOUT PALIN: If it said something admirable about President Bush that he chose a running mate who would be more helpful in governing than in campaigning, what does it say about Senator McCain that he did the opposite? One of the most loyal Bushies calls the selection “disrespectful to the office of the presidency.”
In her press briefing yesterday, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said, “The White House is energized and excited by this choice. President Bush called Governor Palin just before his meeting with President Kikwete of Tanzania. He said that the McCain-Palin ticket is very strong. He wished her good luck, told her that she will be a fantastic vice presidential candidate, and that he is looking forward to a great victory in November.”