The Politico has a very gossipy piece today on the fights between the McCain and Palin camps over Todd Purdum's Palin piece in Vanity Fair. Apparently, Bill Kristol and Randy Scheuenemann are blaming Steve Schmidt for many of the anti-Palin stories, including suggestions that the governor was mentally unstable. Schmidt, for his part, denies this, but says he did have a hand in initiating a search of outgoing e-mails from the campaign that led to Schuenemann's reported dismissal. Schuenemann, however, denies being dismissed. Got all that? Kristol and Purdum also go tête à tête in the Politico article, which is more interesting than the Vanity Fair piece that launched it.
by Tevi Troy •
Cross-posted from National Review Online: The Corner