Recently, John McCain expressed regret at having chosen Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 presidential campaign.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 6, 2018
More from The Hill:
The New York Times reported on Saturday that McCain, while still defending Palin’s performance, said in his upcoming book, “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and other Appreciations,” that he wishes he had instead selected former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.)
His advisers reportedly had warned against choosing Lieberman, who was once a Democrat, stating that Lieberman’s support of abortion rights could divide Republicans.
“It was sound advice that I could reason for myself,” he writes. “But my gut told me to ignore it and I wish I had.”
But give Palin credit: She was given a chance to publicly lash out against McCain’s remarks — and she didn’t. Instead, she responded with kind and gracious words about McCain and his family:
New to NBC: Sarah Palin on John McCain: "I will never disparage someone who has served our country and made a lot of sacrifices as a vet now. And that’s how I look at him—as someone who served all those years." pic.twitter.com/v5bAb79TOy
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) May 11, 2018
Lots of good commentary in here on Sen. McCain and his family — and about having a good disposition no matter what happens in life. Thought the questions and answers here were well handled. https://t.co/IZMKWIfI5i
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) May 11, 2018
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 11, 2018
— MarkWhittington (@MarkWhittington) May 11, 2018
Showing class with her response
— Bruce Nix (@BruceNix10) May 11, 2018
@SarahPalinUSA – Great response! Classy!
— Lynn Brown (@lynnieb218) May 11, 2018
— Night Owl (@niteowlpolitics) May 11, 2018
Good on Palin. This is good to see. https://t.co/KbDZbQkL4p
— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) May 11, 2018
I don’t like Palin. At all. But this was a great, candid, appropriate response.
— Bill Taggard (@billtaggard) May 11, 2018
Gratitude is an important value. https://t.co/uE7OX4n0w4
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 11, 2018
Good for her taking the high road.
— Tim (@tim81boslice) May 11, 2018
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 11, 2018