A night after Democrat-turned-independent Joseph Lieberman gave a rousing speech for John McCain, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took a pointed shot at Reid in her high-stakes VP nomination speech. Palin noted that if Reid "can't stand John McCain" — a recent Reid quote in a Las Vegas newspaper — then McCain must be doing something right in Washington.
"Ladies and gentlemen, perhaps no accolade we hear this week is better proof that we've chosen the right man," Palin said after quoting Reid. "Clearly what the majority leader was driving at is that he can't stand up to John McCain."
Here's Reid spokesman Jim Manley's response, sent to Politico a few minutes ago:
"Anyone who knows Sen. Reid knows he never backs down when he's fighting for what's right and that he always stands up to John McCain when he is wrong," Manley said. "Shrill and sarcastic political attacks may fire up the Republican base, but they don't change the fact that a McCain-Palin administration would mean four more years of failed Bush-Cheney policies."