Skip to comments.The Palin Problem
Posted on 09/26/2008 3:24:39 AM PDT by acsuc99
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This broad, on the other hand, I don't know what, if anything she's got going for her. To much Kool Aide tends to have that effect.
>If she claims that Senator Biden is laughable, where is her call for him to step down?
Are you kidding? Biden is the underperforming chimp who keeps on giving us the rope to hang him with.
While I don’t completely agree with Parker about Palin, I’m not very happy with her performance lately. The answers on Katie Couric, especially the one about Russia and Putin... ouch.
because she can’t get over her beloved romney...who would have fallen straight into Obama’s class envy trap.
especially when that enemy is a total socialist who wants to give up national defense and give in to iran.
Given what Sarah Palin has had to put up with, the fact that she’s taken it all with grace and is still standing says a lot. I really don’t know who else could possibly take this abuse and not break down or lash back. I admire her strength, and stand by her all the way. Your misguided article will only feed the vicious haters on the left.
My guess is that Kathleen Parker is very young and inexperienced and an example of the quality of education today in our ineffective government schools. I say this because having common sense, guided by a strong moral compass is EXACTLY what this country needs in a Vice President and a President.
I guessed that Parker is young and historically challenged because she does not seem to know about President Truman, one of our great Presidents who also had common sense, and was guided by a strong moral compass. He made some tough decisions. He accepted the responsibility of his office, "the buck stops here." In contrast, Clinton said the "buck never got here," figuratively speaking after the Waco fiasco.
Mindless drivel from another "journalist" desperate to make her chops and score a "gotcha" coup on Palin, while completely ignoring that her criticisms apply even more directly to Obama.
Further, she deliberately attempts to side-step and avoid the fact that it is Obama and McCain who are at the tops of their respective tickets, and who are the ones responsible for laying out the principles and specifics of their plans. The proper roles of their VP running mates is to simply be supportive of their candidates while avoiding any contradictory gotcha traps laid by a media out to destroy them. Palin is doing a much better job of this than shoot-from-the-lip Biden, and the media is simply livid about it.
Governor Palin will be fine.
Yes, we all wish Mitt was standing there right now, but for me as the Prez, not McCain.
Saracudda will be just fine.
Nothing new here - she’s been running down Palin since the announcement. It’s tough being irrelevant, isn’t it, Kathleen?
This has got to be satire. I cannot believe that she meant what she said, any of it.
he’s really really great with words. I liked all of his speeches. I can understand why many conservatives liked him.
But then I looked at his record and it really bothered me.
And not only that, McCain and Obama (and Biden) are all sitting Senators who have claimed authority over and expertise about the national economy, including the banking system that is currently in turmoil. If there's anything we can be sure about, it's that the Governor of Alaska doesn't have any responsibility for the mess that the FEDERAL government has made of this.
Someone might point out to the nit wit that wrote this piece that it's the "brilliant" politicians and "professwional money men(?)" i.e. those who are "in their league" who did this to the nation in the first place. Does (whoever is) the author of this piece really think these clowns can be trusted to fix it? Haven't they already done enough damage?
I wonder if some plain old common sense might be in order. Bush isn't the guy either, although he belongs at the wheel. That's his job. Still, he won't be around to do the heavy lifting when the fix is completed. At lease some Republicans in DC have said, "Slow down just a bit." I doubt they can fix it either, as we really are going where few men have gone before.
Perhaps the person who really wrote this article can explain which person running for the Big Chair has the knowledge and experience to make things better. It says right here that I would trust Sarah Palin's judgement at least as much and probably more than anyone else, and way more than the two Bozos on the Democratic ticket.
yes, I see character and conviction in palin. You need to have that to be commander in chief. Some very smart people have no character and they back down easily during a crisis or when the poll numbers change
And even if it were between Palin and Obama, Palin is clearly more qualified, especially on the economic front over Obama. You can make fun of Palin running a small state population wise but Obama’s experience is running his household budget and zippo more.
Parker, you just jumped the shark.
Whatever the validity of your observations of Palin’s performance to date, and there is some validity, for any supposedly astute political observer to suggest that ANY vice presidential nominee drop out at this point in the race is just plain ignorant.
Did it ever occur to you, Kathleen, that, instead of reacting only emotionally to what you view as Palin’s lack of substantive skills (which, as you note, is typical of politicians in general, it’s just that you[re more okay with it when it’s a man-thing), some sort of analysis about the impact on the election, and, therefore, on the country was what was appropriate and warranted-—before you published your OMG-feelings-rant?
How do your think your embarrassing half-baked suggestion that Palin withdraw from the race because she filibusters only as well as typical Washington pols would affect McCain’s chance of winning the White House?
How do you think aiding and abetting the election of Obambi, which is the first immediate effect if Palin were to drop out of the race, would help the country?
Would you be happier with Joe Biden as Vice President? Oh, wait: that’s not as emotionally painful for you to watch because he’s a man.
How do you think following your suggestion would impact, not only the outcome of the election, but our country right now-—while McCain is in the midst of trying to get his hands around the throat of this financial crisis, you come along whining that he ought to go back to the drawing table and spend valuable time and money finding a new VP?
Obviously, Kathleen, you didn’t think.
May I suggest that next time you feel like hitting the mute button, you hit “delete” on your computer instead.
And those are her examples of how inept and hopeless Palin is? What did she expect Palin to say?
Seriously who is this woman, and what has she accomplished?
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