Steve Schmidt: Palin Debate Was Nearly ‘Debacle,’ Kept Calling Rival ‘O’Biden’

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Sarah Palin and Steve Schmidt

Sarah Palin and Steve Schmidt

HP/ Rachel Weiner ~~On CBS’s “60 Minutes” Thursday night, Republican strategist Steve Schmidt revealed some of the behind-the-scenes wrangling that went into Sarah Palin’s debate against then-Sen. Joe Biden. Schmidt says that a campaign staffer prepping Palin made a desperate call to the chief McCain campaign strategist.

Palin had a reflexive tendency to refer to Biden as “O’Biden,” Schmidt revealed. He says other people on the campaign staff came up with a solution. “It was multiple people — and I wasn’t one of them– who all said at the same time, ‘Just say, ‘Can I call you Joe?” which she did.”

In fact, Palin did accidentally call the senator “O’Biden” once during the debate.

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2 responses to “Steve Schmidt: Palin Debate Was Nearly ‘Debacle,’ Kept Calling Rival ‘O’Biden’

  1. maybe some Hillary supporters will get brain transplants and support Palin for 2012

    just sayin’ –“maybe”

  2. Pingback: “Palin” is Synonymous With “Hate” « Malia Litman's Blog

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