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