Ben Smith's Blog: McCain camp hits back at 'diva' Palin - Politico.com: "Responding to the grumblings from Palin's camp in my story this morning, McCain's camp hits back in conversations with CNN:
McCain sources say Palin has gone off-message several times, and they privately wonder whether the incidents were deliberate. They cited an instance in which she labeled robocalls -- recorded messages often used to attack a candidate's opponent -- 'irritating' even as the campaign defended their use. Also, they pointed to her telling reporters she disagreed with the campaign's decision to pull out of Michigan.
A second McCain source says she appears to be looking out for herself more than the McCain campaign.
'She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone,' said this McCain adviser. 'She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else."
This is so cool my brain can hardly stand it. They went out looking for a Washington outsider and found one in Sarah Palin. She and John McCain brag about the times they have "gone against" their own party and this proves their independence.
Now, Sarah Palin is doing what Pit Bulls do - whatever they want! What did the campaign expect? She has no ties to anyone!
Personally, I think this is brilliant on her part. Before this, she might have just faded away after this election. Now, I'm not so sure.
Of course, she will have offended so much of the Republican party structure that she'll have to start her own party ... but maybe that would be a good thing, since the Republican party is imploding anyway.