One Palin aide said she’s trying to take control of her message, while a McCain adviser is quoted as saying, "She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone."
It almost goes without saying that divas are ego-centric people, who listen to no one or nothing but their own egotistical, single-vision inner voices.
But the most prophetic person in all of this is Maryline Blackburn, who nailed Palin for what she way back when.
Blackburn beat out Palin as Miss Alaska, and at the conclusion of the pageant in 1984, she said Palin is “calculating,” “determined,” and is always sizing up people and situations behind her smile.
It appears that nothing has changed in the intervening 24 years, except that Palin’s calculating and determination may have gotten even stronger.
You‘d be wrong if you think Blackburn‘s past association with Palin is influencing her to vote for Palin. In spite of the pageant’s Miss Congeniality winner’s note of congratulations to Blackburn, she said she’s firmly in Barack Obama’s camp.