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McCain saddened by Palin attacks but predicts resurrection

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(Read caption) It was almost like campaign 2008 all over again. Senator John McCain was sticking up for his former running mate Sarah Palin this morning on CNN. McCain said he was "saddened by the ... vicious attacks" on Palin.

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It's just like the old Huey Lewis song from "Back to the Future" where the occasional doo-wop performer sings about going back in time.

Because hearing John McCain this morning sticking up for Sarah Palin makes it feel like the 2008 campaign season again. It's like McCain has morphed into Marty McFly. And Palin is perhaps, George McFly. And the media, maybe, is Biff.

Then again, this analogy might be an abject failure.

Regardless, McCain -- appearing on CNN's State of the Union said he was "...saddened by the fact that there are still such vicious attacks on her and her family."

"I've never seen anything quite like it," he added.

When asked about the former governor's decision to step down, McCain said it was a decision he supported. "People make decisions, what they think is best for their own future, their state, the country and their family. And I'm not aware of all the influences," he said.

"Sarah, I think, made, clearly, the best decision," he added. "I think she will continue to contribute. I think she will continue to be a force."

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