In it, Erickson declares war on McCain campaign staffers who criticize McCain's running mate Sarah Palin:
We intend to constantly remind the base about these people, monitor who they are working for, and, when 2012 rolls around, see which candidates hire them. Naturally then, you'll see us go to war against those candidates.
It is our expressed intention to make these few people political lepers.
Since Tuesday's loss to Obama, several McCain staffers have been doing their darnedest to toss Palin under the wheels of the Straight Talk Express.
The most damning revelation (assuming its true) came yesterday, when Fox reported that Palin thought Africa was a country.
The New Republic's Christopher Orr suggests Erickson's militant defense of Palin will drive conservatives away from the G.O.P.'s:
The tent grows smaller by the day.
Andrew Sullivan, a conservative critic of Palin and her wing of the Republican Party, mocks Erickson:
Let's have a beer soon, Erick, shall we?
I know Erick and am, frankly, surprised by the carelessness of his attack.
If you turn wayward McCain staffers into lepers, Erick, you're only gonna make them more popular with the party's evangelical, WWJD-types.
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