Reporter Adam Nagourney published a fawning, kissy-faced love letter to John McCain’s backstabbing former campaign adviser Steve Schmidt in today’s New York Times. The simpering profile is titled “A Career Resurrected After McCain and Palin.”

Indeed. But it’s not just Nagourney gazing dreamily at Schmidt. The drool buckets runneth over when a GOP strategist is willing to slime and smear his fellow Republicans:

After paying his dues to the Palin bashers, Schmidt finally achieved his goal: a standing invitation to stand smugly with his pinky out while sipping drinks at liberal establishment cocktail parties.

Here’s a reminder from John Podhoretz about Schmidt’s lack of integrity:

Yes, if ever you wanted circumstantial evidence that the sources within the McCain campaign who spent October 2008 dumping on Palin anonymously might have included Wallace and Schmidt, you need look no further than HBO’s Game Change. The movie presents a moral case for the disreputable conduct of aides who, we can presume, fearlessly drop dirty dimes anonymously to save their own standing in the liberal culture from which they desperately wish not to be excluded.

Schmidt might know the not-so-secret liberal handshake now, but he’s reduced himself to a punchline in conservative circles.

  • narciso

    A reminder of how he got here


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  • NeoKong

    Lefties always love a backstabbing “Republican”. They love Schmidt because he helped run McCain’s campaign into the ground.

  • Joe Hilger

    Let us look upon the McCain Presidential campaign for what it was, upon being abandoned by the mainstream rank and file Republicans/Conservatives. The Democrats/Liberal/ Progressives took advantage of a war hero’s status, provided the money and manpower to get him elected the Republican presidential candidate, then sabotaged any opportunity McCain had to destroy Obama’s chances to win. Dem’s attacking Palin was a major distraction while efforts were being made to educate electorate, Obama was not qualified to be our 44th POTUS/CinC. National MSM were fully capable, by a margin of 9 to 1, of ensuring over 50% of American electorate were under-educated to those facts and the truth.


    McCain was an idiot in every choice he made EXCEPT SARAH. She got him more votes than he ever dreamt of receiving then he let his attack dogs loose on her. John “I reach across the aisle” McCain was the worst Republican presidential candidate since 1952. Yes, even worse than Bob Dole!