New Book Says McCain Campaign Staff Literally Had the Lights Turned Out on Sarah Palin on Election Night 2008 - Video
Here is video of the authors of a new book on Sarah Palin claiming in an interview on CBS that McCain Campaign officials actually had the lights turned out on Palin the night of the election to prevent her from giving a concession speech.
Authors of "Sarah from Alaska" - Scott Conroy and Shoshanna Walsh - say Palin had planned to give a concession speech on Election Night, but Sen. John McCain decided against it. Later in the evening, Palin reportedly returned to the stage with family to have some pictures taken, and McCain Campaign people thought she might try to make a speech and ordered the lights turned out!
The authors say it was an "all-out civil war" between McCain's staff and Palin's staff during the latter part of the campaign.
I don't know how fair this book is to Palin - probably not very based on other parts of this interview - but I do think there is little doubt that McCain's staff resented Palin, probably for the enormous crowds she drew, and because they knew during those final weeks that McCain was going to lose.