Despite attacks from party insiders, Republican Gov. Sarah Palin still has a friend in Sen. John McCain, who tapped her to be his running mate in the 2008 presidential election.
Fox News - July 12, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain, Sarah Palin's would-be boss in an alternate reality, said Sunday he expects her to remain on the national stage despite giving up her job as Alaska's governor.McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate who tapped Palin to be his running mate, said he is confident Palin will remain "a major factor" in the country's political dialogue."I understand that Sarah made the decision where she can be the most effective for Alaska and for the country," McCain told NBC's "Meet the Press" "The fact is she is very popular with our Republican base. She will be a very strong voice," McCain added. (continues...)