In response to a few emails: 1) No, I don’t necessarily believe the Africa story. Hence the “if it’s true” in my post below. 2) I think Carl Cameron is a good reporter. 3) I agree that the people trashing Palin should step forward on the record. 4) I’m not sure why the conduct of former campaign staffers should be taken to reflect on the candidates’ honor. 5) Yes, the staffers who are trashing Palin are implicitly criticizing McCain (and those staffers who supported her selection) for choosing her. 6) It would be interesting to know how many of these critical staffers opposed her selection from the get-go and how many supported it and then were disappointed. It would also be interesting to know how many McCain staffers think she is getting a bad rap and did everything she could reasonably be expected to do. 7) While I thought her selection was a mistake and said so, I don’t believe Palin is one of the main reasons McCain lost.