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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Will Troopergate help McCain-Palin?

That's what Wendell Moore told Hamilton County Republicans yesterday.

“It maybe helps us,” Wendell Moore, former chief of staff for Republican Gov. Don Sundquist who now works for Sen. McCain, R-Ariz., told the Hamilton County Pachyderm Club at its Monday meeting.

Information about Walt Monegan, the public safety commissioner fired by Alaska Gov. Palin, shows he deserved to be fired, Mr. Moore told the Republican group. The McCain campaign has argued that Mr. Monegan was insubordinate.

I think it depends. If the stories focus on the McCain campaign inhibiting the investigation, then it's a negative. It's harder to argue that Palin is the victim in that scenario. But if the stories continue to come back to Palin's former brother-in-law, then it's a positive for the campaign. Whatever Sarah Palin did or didn't do to the commissioner, the public won't care nearly as much if the interview with her former brother in law airs over and over.

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