"One aide estimated that she spent "tens of thousands" more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband." (That was campaign money.) Her family was described by one aide as "Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast."
This is also an amusing line:
Cameron added that Palin was "hard to control emotionally," and was prone to "temper tantrums."
"Fox News' Carl Cameron reported yesterday that the McCain campaign struggled with Palin's apparent stupidity, which included not knowing that Africa is a continent, not knowing which countries are in NAFTA, and refusing preparation before major media interviews."
Yet they're still talking about having her run for president in 2012?
"New York Times reports on the "difficult relationship" between Palin and McCain, and the fact that the two barely spoke during the campaign. The piece emphasized the fact that McCain aides believed Palin "harbored political ambitions beyond 2008," and was using the campaign as a platform. It noted that as late as Tuesday night, Palin was pushing to give her own speech before McCain's concession speech."
...oh... (And yeah, the news stations were reporting confusion; she had told them that she would be giving a speech first.)