Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has already weighed in on the upcoming HBO special based on Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s book “Game Change.” And now her running mate in the 2008 election, former Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain, is echoing her sentiment.
In an appearance on Fox News Radio’s “Kilmeade and Friends,” McCain challenge Halperin’s integrity, saying he might as well been paid by the campaign to elect President Barack Obama.
“You know something, this guy — he might as well have been a paid member of the Obama election campaign if you look at his coverage … he still is, he still is, he still is, I’m not making it up.”
As far as the film, McCain said he won’t be watching and reiterated his support for Palin.
“I won’t watch it,” McCain said. “I know it’s based on a book that’s totally unfair and untrue, especially to Sarah Palin. I want to repeat, if I could, my admiration and my appreciation for Sarah Palin. She energized our party … she energized more people than I did. She’s a good and decent person and this continuing maligning of her by the liberal left is something that is reprehensible to me.”
McCain pleaded with the “liberal left” to back off Palin and explained the positive qualities of the former Alaska governor.
“You’ve gotten your revenge, you won,” he continued. “I say that to the liberal left. You won. Can’t you at least give her some respect — a person who ran hard, who did what she believes in, who energized our Republican base — instead of trying to continue to malign her, a good and decent family person and someone who I will always appreciate?”