If you read Sarah Palin’s book, ‘Going Rogue‘, you know who Nicolle Wallace is—she is the McCain staffer responsible for setting Sarah Palin up with Katie Curic (with emphasis on the phrase ‘setting-up’) and likely behind those stories about Palin’s wardrobe.
Now, it seems, she has set her sites on bringing down Michele Bachmann.
From Cliff Kincaid at Accuracy in Media on the Washington Posts “hatchet job” on Bachmann:
If liberal New York Times columnist Joe Nocera can apologize for comparing Tea Party activists to terrorists, then The Washington Post can and should apologize for pretending that Nicolle Wallace is someone who should be taken seriously by Republicans. The Post ran a Wallace article on Sunday claiming that Michele Bachmann is too conservative to be president, in part because of her association with the Tea Party.
Wallace was headlined as the “former Bush aide” and adviser to the McCain-Palin campaign. The article was the lead in the popular Post Sunday “Outlook” section of opinion.
Bachmann, wrote Wallace, “holds views that are outside the political mainstream and is unlikely to emerge as her party’s nominee—and even less likely to beat Obama.” This comes near the end of a column that pretends to be pro-Bachmann by noting that she is running a good campaign.
Coming just days before the Iowa straw poll and Republican presidential debate, this was the Post’s way of warning Republicans who embrace Bachmann that she will be an ultimate loser and should therefore be shunned.
But Wallace is a notorious Sarah Palin-basher who objects to conservative social and economic views. Wallace calls Palin “prickly” and “cynical” and someone to be “exposed.”
In fact, Wallace worked, as a campaign insider, to sabotage Palin during the 2008 campaign. The story was told in Palin’s book about the campaign, Going Rogue, where Wallace is depicted as someone determined to get her on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric so that she could be sandbagged by the left-wing anchorwoman. Wallace had worked for CBS.
Read Kincaid’s whole article here and note that one of those issues RINOs wish to be swept under the carpet—homosexuality—might be the driver behind Wallace’s animus toward conservative women.
Meanwhile, the wolves at Newsweek have joined in the full-throated howl with this controversial cover story on Bachmann. You can always tell who the mainstream media mouthpieces fear most when they get into their pack mode.