Wolffe: Bush, Cheney factions fighting over Palin
CBS News’ released a series of campaign emails between Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. John McCain’s staff. Newsweek’s Richard Wolffe believes the bitterness will take some time to work out within the Republican Party. “The poison we are seeing here will take a long time to work its way through the body of the GOP here.,” said Wolffe.
“This is not just about Sarah Palin and Steve Schmidt. It is a broader fight that takes in — for want of a better word — the Cheney clan that is personified by Bill Kristol and the Bush side of things, maybe Nicole Wallace, Steve Schmidt. And there is a bigger fight that is going on here about Sarah Palin that really doesn’t have much to do with her that will continue beyond her candidacy or non-candidacy,” Wolffe explained.
This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast July 2, 2009.