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.
Sounds like “THEY” are scared to death of her.. (Meaning Libs and Rinos alike.)
Sarah Palin has been married for many years, has 5 kids, ran a business, was a mayor and governor. She’s had plenty of experience handling crisis - IN THE REAL WORLD.
Crisis? Not above her pay grade.
Lol! What do they think about how Obama handles any crisis?
Of course here’s he one thing we DO know about Sarah. There is no person in modern history who has had as much undeserved scorn, contempt, vicious obscene attacks heaped upon her and her family and she has handled it all with an astonishing grace, strength and vision. That much we DO know.
No, she didn't do any of that or much much more that could be told. She didn't do any of it. What on God's green earth does she think she could be President of a free country for?
If we ever get this country back, we need to be hard, ruthlessly hard and rid ourselves of these traitors from every walk of life..
When it comes to the left, deductive reasoning and critical thought are not their strong suits.
I think she did the "team player" thing with John McLame and got stabbed in the back. She's able to do things on her own terms now.
Yep. After the lack of research on the current occupant of the WH, the Monica Media has lost the right to ask such questions.
But it was hunky-dory with the clueless “Independents” to vote for a left-wing Socialist in ‘08. No one can respect them after that enormous blunder, the effects of which will damage the nation for decades.
The current resident of the White House can’t manage to make a toast correctly, doesn’t know what year it is (signed 2008 a couple of days ago), doesn’t care what the law says about anything, doesn’t know how many states there are, just to name a few problems. If the media were not sycophantic worshipers, he would have been forced to resign by now.
Whenever I see David Brooks on TV, I either turn the TV off or change the channel.
The media hasn’t exactly treated her like an American Idol. Instead they’ve spent time attacking her and ignoring the utter failure that is the Obama administration.
This is the guy who was impressed by the crease in Obama pant, right? So who is it that can not be trusted? The evidence says Brooks.
Who but idiots thought Obozo was/is qualified. Ohhh! I forgot, the MSM talking heads thought he was the messiah.
And.....Mr. David Brooks, failed POTUS Obama is adept at handling a crisis? The “Republican Establishment” has to go. Of course, we must remember the likes of Brooks, etc. get no ear from anyone other then Obamabots!!!
Management is not about knowing everything.
You hire people that are good at what they do.
A manager is someone that can take in information, be aware of the overall picture, know what the goals are, and then make a decision.
Unlike our current President who seems to have trouble making up his mind, or is too busy dealing with the details to understand the whole picture, I think Sarah would make a good President.
Of course it isn't David. It's not a golf course either.
Yes, David. As a matter of fact, I think she can. I wouldn’t be supporting her at this point if I didn’t think so. Unlike some people, I really do have higher standards for candidate selection than whether the prospect is young, hip, handsome and has immaculately pressed suits. I’m frankly more confident of Governor Palin’s ability to keep a cool head and make intelligent decisions in a crisis than that of at least some of her primary opponents, and certainly more so than the incumbent and his vice president.
In short: Brooks is an elitist, sexist ass.
Sarah Palin knows David Brooks is a joke.
Yes. Although actually that's just one of the problems.
1. He is indecisive. He votes "present" for months while making up his mind which course of action will make him look good.
2. He is evil. He hates our country and wants to destroy it.
3. Although presidents rely on their advisers to run things, he has a habit of choosing idiots, extremists, Muslims, and Communists as his advisers. So that doesn't work very well either.
Obama thinks that they speak Austrian in Austria? None of his inner circle know any better. Obama thinks there are 57 states? None of his advisers know better. Obama wants to hand the world over to terrorists and dictators? So do his advisers. After all, he hand picked them.
“She’s not a team player.”
Actually shje was very successful as a team player. But matybe she doesn’t have much interest in the establishment DC “team”.
And i’d like to see where Obama is a team player, where HE has handled ANY crisis well.
These criticisms ring very hollow when the dithering Kenyan marxist is in the white house.