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Breitbart News has independently confirmed an earlier report in People magazine, which reported that Palin was not sent an invitation, and was told through intermediaries to stay away from the ceremony.

Sarah Palin was a loyal VP candidate and strong advocate for John McCain in 2008. And now this response. This is PATHETIC. I guess Sarah Palin is now officially considered one of the “deplorables.” For Palin’s part, she has been loyal to her friend John McCain to the end.

When news broke on Saturday of McCain’s passing, Palin said:

“Today we lost an American original. Sen. John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs. John never took the easy path in life — and through sacrifice and suffering he inspired others to serve something greater than self. John McCain was my friend. I will remember the good times. My family and I send prayers for Cindy and the McCain family.”

There was a myth going round after McCain lost to Obama by a 2 to 1 electoral margin: that McCain’s loss was Palin’s fault. This is complete nonsense. Because of McCain’s longstanding tense and frustrating relationship with the base of his own party, he needed a conservative firebrand on the ticket. Unfortunately not long after choosing Palin, her campaign began to muzzle her and push her aside for fear of the liberal press. The fact is, millions of conservatives voted for McCain because she was on the ticket. John didn’t lose to Obama because of her. She lost because of him. I am certain she would have been a better president than Barack Obama or John McCain–but she didn’t fit the elite “political correct” mold and didn’t pass the media test.

How much wiser America is today!

Rest In Peace John McCain. In November a woman–very much in the mold of the Palin you now reject– will replace your seat. That woman, I predict, will be Marthy McSally, one of the highest-ranking female pilots in the history of the Air Force. McSally was the first American woman to fly in combat following the 1991 lifting of the prohibition on female combat pilots. Like McCain, she is a fighter. Unlike McCain, who finished 5th from last in his class,  McSally earned a master’s degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government following her graduation from USAFA.  McSally was first in her class at the Air War College.

McSally’s opponent, Kyrsten Sinema, is more in the mold of the “politically correct” crowd that has shown so much adulation for John McCain in recent days. No doubt Schmidt will endorse her. Here is what McSally says about her opponent:

“She’s in a pink tutu. I’m in my uniform, I served in the military 26 years and put my life on the line for our freedoms. I’ve fought for women’s rights. She’s out there protesting in a pink tutu, while we were in harm’s way.” 

McSally’s no holds barred fighter pilot personality is reflected in her active lifestyle personal fitness, too. The 52-year-old has competed in triathlons and is often on the jogging trail before her campaign team has rolled out of bed.

WOW. Sounds Palinesque to me!