Steve Schmidt hemmed and hawed when asked if Palin helped the campaign during a gaggle aboard the McCain plane on its way to Phoenix:
QUESTION: And the pick of Palin for you guys? Are you happy with that?
Schmidt: You know, we’ll uh, I’m not going to do, there’ll be time for all the post mortems in the race.
Q: But are you happy with what she’s done for the ticket?
Schmidt: I think that, you know, I think we’ll know in a few hours what the results are, you know and I, there’ll be a time for all the post mortem parts of it. That’s not this afternoon before the polls close.