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John McCain, known as a “Maverick” to some and a “Songbird” to others, did a heck of a job keeping the door from hitting him on the way out of this life.

The codger-like longtime Senator from Arizona succumbed to a a battle with cancer just days ago, firing off more than a few parting shots at President Donald Trump in the process.  Not only was Trump the not-so-subtle target of strong language in McCain’s farewell letter to the nation, but the Commander in Chief was quite specifically not invited to attend the Senator’s funeral.

As it turns out, Trump wasn’t the only one to receive this particularly petty distinction.

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Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who was Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election, has been excluded from his funeral.

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.

McCain fundraiser Carla Eudy confirmed to People that Palin had not been invited — possibly, People speculated, at the behest of the McCain family.

The news comes on the tenth anniversary of the date in 2008 when Palin was announcedas McCain’s pick for Vice President.

Palin was the butt of several running jokes by the mainstream media, who portrayed her as a naive and ditzy woman who was in over her head in the world of international politics.  This anti-feminist stereotype was somehow allowed to slide over at Saturday Night Live, and with female-empowerment icon Tina Fey, who perpetuated just such a sexist take on the former Vice Presidential candidate..

 

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