Think Progress McCain adviser: Palin is ‘a whack job.’ The infighting within the McCain campaign has become increasingly public, with growing frustration directed at Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK). Last week, CNN reported that one McCain source called Palin a diva who takes no advice from anyone. Politicos Mike Allen reports another McCain advisers criticism of Palin: ***In convo with Playbook, a top McCain adviser one-ups the priceless diva description, calling her a whack job. Asked to respond to reports that she is going rogue, Palin declared them absolutely, 100 percent false, adding, John McCain and I, and our camps, are working together to get John McCain elected. MSNBCs Rachel Maddow noted Palins word choice: Your camps, plural? A McCain camp and a Palin camp? That does not sound good.