Skip to comments.Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Says Chance of Palin Presidency Scares Her
Posted on 09/30/2008 10:54:56 AM PDT by kristinn
Madeleine Albright, who became the first female U.S. Secretary of State and highest ranking woman in government in 1997, is frightened by the possibility that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Republican John McCain's running mate, could assume the presidency.
Asked today in an interview with Plain Dealer editors and reporters if she is scared by the prospect of Palin being a heartbeat away, Albright, who has endorsed Democrat Barack Obama, responded without hesitating, "Yes. Yes."
"Having served two presidents, I think the job of the president is the most difficult job in the world," said Albright, who advised President Carter on national security and foreign policy and later President Clinton as secretary of state. "What you need in a vice president - and I've felt this for a long time because I've watched [vice president Walter] Mondale and [vice president] Al Gore - is that you need a partner. The job is huge and needs somebody not only for the heartbeat part but in the day-to-day governance.
"Gore went a step further of being almost like a prime minister ... taking away the underbrush of issues to do with how two countries relate to each other. So you need somebody that actually knows what they are doing. I see that with the Obama-Joe Biden relationship. I certainly don't see it in the McCain-Palin relationship."
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Maceleine, Your FACE scares me.
Oh yeah, well Albright’s face scares me.
Madelinaaa have you looked in the mirror dear?
What made Al Gore such a great co-leader? If Biden’s so great, how come he’s not running for president with Barrack as his mate?
Does it scare her enough to make her leave?
btw - this needs a HUGE Barf Alert
Hey, cleaning lady - go clean the toilets
Madeline Albright scares me! Who let her out of the nursing home?
Ms. Albright, the fact that the U.S. survived you and the administrations under which you worked is testimony to the resilience of this nation. (Of course, we still may not escape unscathed from her North Korean diplomacy.)
If it scares that witch it must be that it would be good for the country...
Geraldine Ferraro said Palin could handle it just fine. Guess she is braver than Maddie.
yea she was a shining example of highly productive Secretary of State. She kind of reminded me of Janet Reno.
Is it because she won’t take campaign money from the daughters of chinese generals?
“Asked today in an interview with Plain Dealer editors and reporters if she is scared by the prospect of Palin being a heartbeat away...”
Nothing like a fair, unbiased question from our LeftPropaganda stormtroopers......er, I mean highly skilled, well-trained professional journalists.
Madeline’s treatment of Serbs scares me.
Hey. How difficult could it be? Her former boss was able to do his job while receiving sexual gratification at the same time.
The level of denial seen by liberals is beyond me. Palin is more qualified than Barack Obama, but they are living in la-la land.
The thoughts of liberals in office frightens me.
The left SHOULD be scared of Sarahcuda -
if she does in Washington what she did in Alaska,
the left’s ENTIRE POWER BASE will be DESTROYED.
This from the absolute worst U.S. Secretary of State of all time...period...without exception...end of story...argument over!
The scariest thing was Mad Albright as SS playing pattycake with the perverted one in North Korea.
Imagine waking up next to Madeline....that would scare the hell out of me!!
our gals have better ankles!!
..One quick look in the mirror should scare her. What a buffoon.
History will not be kind to Albright. The Clinton administration had no coherent foreign policy, made consistent decisions to not take on al queda and kill Bin Laden, and even did brilliant things like give the N. Koreans nuclear technology because great leader double secret promised he wouldn’t try to make weapons. She is undoubtedly the Secretary of State who put America most at risk in at least the last 50 years.
The Cleaning Lady is bitter at the Beauty Queen. No surprise.
I hope it scares her to death.
Oh, surprise, surprise! If she's a loyal democrat, which she is, what the hell did the CPD expect her to say? While my memory may not be as good as it once was, for the life of me, I cannot think of a single breakthrough that was orchestrated by Albright while she was SoS.
How anyone can say that Obama is capable of being president never ceases to amaze me. Gov. Palin is a sensible, level-headed public servant dedicated to America. Obama is dedicated only to himself and to our enemies.
She searched the world wide and finally found someone uglier than her.
There...much closer to the truth.
A man who can’t speak without a teleprompter and a bungling idiot don’t scare her. Palin and McCain scare her because her frieinds the dictators and enemies of America might be put in line. Interesting that Palin and McCain don’t scare her old boss Clinton.
I will say Gore is now 3 times the man he was then—literally by that photo.
MAJOR CONFLICT at Plain Dealer. Top columnist is Connie Schultz. She’s married to far, far left Sen, Sherrod Brown. She’s working to get into White house one way or other. Brown’s a big ACORN and moveon.org favorite
Somehow I can’t see Sarah Palin chasing after a terrorist like Maddie did with Arafat, just to bring him back into talks.
Hey, cleaning lady, clean up this mess.
Clinton would do her.
Yeah, she's "Coyote Ugly".
"Coyote Ugly" is defined as waking up in the morning next to her with your arm under her head and chewing it off so you won't wake her up when you leave.
Bill sure could pick 'em, couldn't he? I think these dykes were brought on board for Hillary.
I’ll just bet it scares her. The All American Girl will set Madeline’s Socialist agenda back 25 years!
GO SARAH PALIN!
Albright, thanks alot for the Bosnia Kosovo gift that keeps on giving and giving and giving and giving... We are still there you worthless hedge fund scammer...
Note to Albright.....STOP EATING!!!!
She advised two of the worst foreign policy presidents in the 20th century.
Take a couple reds and go lay in the dirt, Madeleine.
There used to be a New York saying about an incompetent detective, “He couldn’t find a Jew in the Bronx”. Madeline Albright couldn’t find a Jew at the kitchen table. She was in her sixties when she discovered her Jewish heritage. I’m scared of her being Secretary of State but it’s too late for that.
I like it. LOL