July 12, 2009


Palin Didn't Consult McCain on Resignation

On Meet the Press, Sen. John McCain told host David Gregory he was surprised by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's sudden resignation last week.

GREGORY: You must have been shocked to see Governor Sarah Palin to resign as governor

MCCAIN: Well, I wasn't shocked. Obviously, I was a bit surprised, but I wasn't shocked. I understand that Sarah made the decision where she can be most effective for Alaska and for the country. I love and respect her and her family. I'm grateful that she agreed to run with me. I am confident she will be a major factor in the national scene, and in Alaska, as well.

GREGORY: But you said you were surprised a little bit. Why?

MCCAIN: Well, because she had not called me. We had discussed it since, and I better understand the reasons for her decision.

Here's the entire clip:

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