Friday, September 26, 2008

Reality Bites

Kathleen Parker of the National Review -- that would be the very conservative National Review -- has recently had a bucket of ice cold water dumped on her.

It came in the form of Sarah Palin's performance during the few interviews the McCain camp has allowed her to take part in.

From Parker's column today:

"It was fun while it lasted.

Palin’s recent interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and now Katie Couric have all revealed an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League. No one hates saying that more than I do. Like so many women, I’ve been pulling for Palin, wishing her the best, hoping she will perform brilliantly. I’ve also noticed that I watch her interviews with the held breath of an anxious parent, my finger poised over the mute button in case it gets too painful. Unfortunately, it often does. My cringe reflex is exhausted.

If BS were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself."

So what does Parker suggest Sarah Palin do to help salvage the McCain campaign?

Drop out.

(The National Review Online: "The Palin Problem" by Kathleen Parker/9.26.08)


hollygirl78 said...

Parker's commentary here is, to me, what a reasonable, thoughtful, non-insane conservative MUST say when looking at the current situation. Only a Rapture-craving lunatic who thinks Palin is God's choice to help usher in Armageddon could be enthusiastic about her at this point. Scariest of all is the way that this situation has made clear PRECISELY which type of conservative is in charge of the GOP.

denesteak said...

Oh my god! Not if we could get everyone else to keep focusing on the issues and not on the her-being-a-woman factor, I think we'd be set.

Riles said...

That's a breath of fresh air. I bet though, if she dropped out and McCain picked someone actually qualified, that they might actually get elected. Less scary than Palin, but still scary the R's would be in office to screw us for another 4 years.

Ryan said...

Well at least one of them has the proverbial balls to come out and say it...

I've seen more than a few McCalin surrogates with expressions like they're subtly trying to choke down a shit sandwich as they trying to defend Palin recently. I can't iagine what's going through their heads when digging for the positives...

Anonymous said...

Palin sets back the hard won advances of the intelligent and well informed women who came before her. She gives womanhood a black eye.

See You Next Tuesday said...

What I want to know is if Republicans will actually vote against their ticket. As it seems, they want her to drop so people will vote for McCain, who is just as much a disaster for America as Palin.

So, even though they want her gone, are they willing to either abstain from the booth or vote Obama?