Looks like the GOP missed the (lie-filled) memo about McCain’s “Straight Talk Express:”
GOP orchestrated delegates’ comments about Palin
…Despite the fact that the Republicans met in Minnesota to nominate John McCain for president, there was more discipline than straight talk at their convention. Day after day, it was hard to find anyone who wasn’t offering the same lines, and as delegates and officials headed home Friday, they were confident that they could answer any question about Palin or anything else quickly and cogently.
ABC News noticed the lack of originality in every convention delegate and speaker, too:
On Message: Republicans Hammer Palin Talking Points
The McCain Campaign Repeats (Again and Again and Again) Its Defense of Palin
If it seems as if every talking head who has ever donned a “Republican hat” and stepped up to a microphone is saying the same thing about Gov. Sarah Palin, you’re right.
Since revelations about the Alaska governor and vice presidential pick shocked the GOP convention with more force than Hurricane Gustav struck New Orleans, Republicans have been on message, closely hewing to a set of specific talking points.
“The campaign has a list of its surrogates and it sends them an e-mail every day, letting them know the line of the day,” said Ed Rollins, a Republican strategist who chaired former Gov. Mike Huckabee’s primary run, but who is not affiliated with John McCain’s campaign.
Well, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. It’s not like the GOP has ever supported the practice — let alone the concept — of people thinking for themselves. And it’s not as though rank and file Republicans haven’t repeatedly demonstrated an inability to do so intelligently.