About That Prank Call... Palin is a fucking MORON
- none of McCain's top staffers were aware of the call between Palin and the fake Sarkozy until after the fact. The call was routed from Palin's Alaska office directly to the advisers working directly with the GOP VP hopeful, and they made the decision to initiate contact without notifying other members of McCain's senior staff. Upon word of the fake-out, the campaign's upper echelon organized a conference call yesterday afternoon with both McCain and Palin senior aides to discuss how to handle. According to one participant, who declined to be named, aides went back and forth venting their frustration. "Does anyone not think it's strange that the French president would want to talk to a candidate in the final 72 hours of the campaign," one senior McCain aide demanded, noting that the White House and the National Security Council would likely be involved in any such phone calls. It's appalling. Bigger picture, the episode provides a glimpse at what have been increased tensions between the McCain plane and the Palin plane in the final weeks of the campaign. Aides have pushed back in recent days against stories that all is not well between the two camps, but it appears that may not be exactly true.