“If BS were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself,"

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    Sep 27, 2008 1:02 AM GMT
    Palin should step down, conservative commentator says

    (CNN) – Prominent conservative columnist Kathleen Parker, an early supporter of Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, said Friday recent interviews have shown the Alaska governor is "out of her league" and should leave the GOP presidential ticket for the good of the party.

    The criticism in Parker's Friday column is the latest in a recent string of negative assessments toward the McCain-Palin candidacy from prominent conservatives.

    It was fun while it lasted," Parker writes. "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."

    Palin's interview with Couric drew criticism when the Alaska governor was unable to provide an example of when John McCain had pushed for more regulation of Wall Street during his Senate career. Palin also took heat for defending her foreign policy credentials by suggesting Russian leaders enter Alaska airspace when they come to America. Palin was also criticized last week for appearing not to know what the Bush Doctrine is during an interview with Charlie Gibson.

    “If BS were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself," Parker also writes. "If Palin were a man, we’d all be guffawing, just as we do every time Joe Biden tickles the back of his throat with his toes. But because she’s a woman — and the first ever on a Republican presidential ticket — we are reluctant to say what is painfully true."

    Parker, who praised McCain's "keen judgment" for picking Palin earlier this month and wrote the Alaska governor is a "perfect storm of God, Mom and apple pie," now says Palin should step down from the ticket.

    “Only Palin can save McCain, her party, and the country she loves," Parker writes. She can bow out for personal reasons, perhaps because she wants to spend more time with her newborn. No one would criticize a mother who puts her family first. Do it for your country."

    Parker's comments follow those by prominent conservatives David Brooks, George Will, and David Frum who have all publicly questioned Palin's readiness to be vice president.

    "Sarah Palin has many virtues," Brooks wrote in a recent column. "If you wanted someone to destroy a corrupt establishment, she'd be your woman. But the constructive act of governance is another matter. She has not been engaged in national issues, does not have a repertoire of historic patterns and, like President Bush, she seems to compensate for her lack of experience with brashness and excessive decisiveness."

  • MuslDrew

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    Sep 27, 2008 1:38 AM GMT
    I think a lot of people have seen this coming. I can't figure out this campaign strategy. I feel he should have stuck with Lieberman or gone with Romney.
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    Sep 27, 2008 2:18 AM GMT
    So who would McCain pick is Ms. Palin steps down? Anyway this presidentail race is leaning more and more to Obama.
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    Sep 27, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
    MuslDrew saidI think a lot of people have seen this coming. I can't figure out this campaign strategy. I feel he should have stuck with Lieberman or gone with Romney.


    Well, McCain REALLY wanted the female vote so even he could see that a woman he'd met all of one time was right for the job. icon_rolleyes.gif

    It's fun how everytime she takes an interview she spouts something so ridiculous you know she'd be gone if she were a man. Like they said on Saturday Night Live, " I can see Russia from my house!" icon_lol.gif
  • Barricade

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    Sep 27, 2008 2:29 AM GMT
    If she makes it to the Veep debates that will probably be the nail in her coffin.

    Somewhere Hillary is smiling. icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 27, 2008 2:35 AM GMT
    I think its wishful thinking... the Palin woman will be around until their defeat.
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    Sep 27, 2008 3:30 AM GMT
    She has a tremendous career ahead of her. Politically this will be a disaster. As the Troopergate scandal comes to roost in Alaska, she'll undoubtedly lose her re-election bid.

    Immediately she'll be snapped up by Fox News as a commentator decrying the abuses of the Obama administration. This grooming will help her with her oil pipeline lobbying job she'll take on soon after.

    She'll try her hand at two business ventures, both of which will fail to find oil in Bahrain.
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    Sep 27, 2008 4:03 AM GMT
    This is some seriously funny shit!

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    Sep 27, 2008 7:31 AM GMT
    The BBC showed some of this Couric/Palin interview on one of their news programmes and it was painful to watch.
  • GQjock

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    Sep 27, 2008 9:05 AM GMT
    This is painful on two counts ....

    The truth that the campaign manager of the Grampy McSame campaign has been a lobbyist for Fannie Mae since 2005

    or ... Palin's sad excuse that she doesn't know about it
    Katie: "I'll ask one more time not to belabor the point. Specific examples in John McCain's 26 years in Congress of pushing for more regulation

    Palin: I'll try and find ya some and I'll bring 'em to ya icon_rolleyes.gif
    (Ooh ... and how's ya colon doin' Katie)

    ** I added that last part icon_wink.gif

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