Skip to comments.DAVID BROOKS: Does Anyone Think Sarah Palin Can Handle A Crisis? White House Isn't American Idol
Posted on 05/30/2011 8:39:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Plenty of Sunday morning airtime was devoted yesterday to Sarah Palin. George Will says it's common knowledge she shouldn't be trusted with nuclear weapons.
Andrew Sullivan says he's afraid she will run because there's a possibility she could beat Obama.
David Brooks essentially thinks she's a joke.
"Yeah. But, you know, being president is waking up, somebody hands you the crisis and said, "There's a crisis in Venezuela. What are you going to do about it?" Does any, does anybody think Sarah Palin's ready for that? I don't think so. So she can manage her brand.
But running for president is not "American Idol." And I, I think people may agree with her, they may like her, but that doesn't mean they're going to vote for her. And so I--you know, the other thing is she's just not a team player. This is a team sport. Just take one little thing she did this week. She's taking her bus up to New Hampshire.
She doesn't call the Republican Party in New Hampshire, tell, tell them where she's going to appear, what she's going to do. So you got to play as part of the party, you got to play as part of the team.
She's not a team player. I don't think people are going to think she's qualified."
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Rings hollow considering the farce we currently have in the WH right now.
Sarah has the national socialists more than worried. She scares the hell out of them.
Why is the media so afraid of Sarah Palin who according to them is so insignificant?
Sarah Palin clearly has not decided whether the GOP is part of the solution or part of the problem.
Um, I do. She'd certainly do a better job than the present dunce in the White House.
CINOs in the media are in rare form lately.
I wonder if Rush will do a media montage and we hear the phrase, “team player” on the air?
Palin doesn’t get the permission of the New Hampshire republican party to go to New Hampshire therefore she’s not a team player, ergo can not handle the presidency.
Brilliant analysis by an asshat.
You are exactly right. The current occupant of the White House starts a war while he is on vacation and seems to think that the golf course is the place where all of the people’s business must be conducted.
David Brooks is miserable little faggot who voted for Obama because of the crease in his pants.
Sure, the golfer in chief has done so well in crisis management.
The premise is nonsense to begin with. Yes, Presidents have to make choices in a crisis, but they have advisors, political appointees and career government employees, who will lay out the options and provide the intelligence on what is happening. Does anyone think that Obama handles a crisis on his own? His problem is that he is indecisive, which can be deadly depending upon the circumstance.
I guess being a governor qualifies you to run for Pres. and be able to handle a crisis unless your last name is Palin.
and Obama is qualified? what a load of crap. She has been a governor. She is ready as any of the other Republican candidates and better qualified than some.
After Obama got elected qualifications became less important. Remember? :-)
So it is NOT American Idol, but it is a “Sport”? Therefore it is American Idol in that it is a game? And the election PROCESS does seem a lot like American Idol to me of late. There is talk of what the candidates wear, their hair, where they shop and they play musical instruments on jokey talk shows. Yeah...then the insiders try to act like it is all dignified and official and way above the heads of people like Palin who are more like “American Idol.” They need to get over themeselves.
From what planet is Mr. Brooks? He has the audacity to question Gov. Palin’s ability to handle a crisis when he hardly blinks at 0bama’s inability to handle, well, anything?
“But running for president is not “American Idol.””
Um, I think you forgot to tell Obama that...
Sarah, would be a breath of fresh air and I do believe she could handle the crisis.................the pretender we have now will probably get our collective asses handed to us. He needs to go now.
In life you pay your money and you take your chances. Do I *know* Sarah Palin will be a great president in a crisis? Of course not. Am I willing to take the chance to find out? In a heartbeat.