choice paragraphs and some commentary by me… please read the whole article though.
She’s out of her league.
By Kathleen Parker
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.
You know, I totally get that people are sometimes put into jobs or situations that are beyond what they are used to dealing with, and that is part of how we learn.
HOWEVER… when you are just taking the training wheels off, the oval office (or one good aneurysm away from it) is NOT the time to do this.
I don’t trust her.
I don’t trust anyone who claims that god talks to them directly and that they know exactly what god wants.
SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE, babycakes.
(You can bet if she was wiccan, then the republicans would be talking a whole lot more about keeping religion out of the government….hypocrites.)
Palin filibusters. She repeats words, filling space with deadwood. Cut the verbiage and there’s not much content there. Here’s but one example of many from her interview with Hannity: “Well, there is a danger in allowing some obsessive partisanship to get into the issue that we’re talking about today. And that’s something that John McCain, too, his track record, proving that he can work both sides of the aisle, he can surpass the partisanship that must be surpassed to deal with an issue like this.”
That’s not even a coherent sentence. “And that’s something that John McCain, too, his track record, proving that he can work both”…. umm, huh?
My Mercury in Virgo mocks her!
McCain can’t repudiate his choice for running mate. He not only risks the wrath of the GOP’s unforgiving base, but he invites others to second-guess his executive decision-making ability. Barack Obama faces the same problem with Biden.
Only Palin can save McCain, her party, and the country she loves. 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.
See now, I disagree. I would criticize her. I would say “Why the hell didn’t you say no when they asked you? Or are you used to bowing out when the going gets tough our you take a little criticism and then blame it on your family needing you?”
She absolutely CAN’T use her newborn (hers? really? they are going to stick with that story?) as an excuse to step down.
If a man did it it would be construed as family-centric and noteworthy, and it would actually be unheard of. When a woman does it, they think, oh well in any crisis a woman will not be reliable because she has to take care of her family. We can’t put a woman in a position of power (like the presidency) because of ovulation or lactation concerns.
And while I think babies are important, if we use them as an excuse for a woman doing anything then regardless of gender equality (snort) that exists (snort) then it will just be used as ammo to prove that women can’t do this kind of work because of the mommy factor.
As much as I think that Sarah Palin is SO NOT ready for prime time, despite the fact that she charmed the pants off of heads of state (and frankly, many socialite wives could do the same thing… charm is handy, but it doesn’t mean you can successfully get this country out of the mess that the last 8 years of Bush bullshit inflicted), if she plays the mommy card then no matter what kind of charm she oozes, then the world at large will think she will use that card again when the going gets tough.
She needs to really realize that this job that she is interviewing for is going to kick her ass and take up her time.
So she’ll need to NOT use that excuse if she decides to bow out.
And please don’t ever let her cry.
Too many negatives to women if she plays a girlie girl in this election.
…and frankly (yes this is a snotty comment) but her kids need more focus from her than they are apparently getting. A knocked up teen when mommy is an “Abstinence works!” kool-aid drinker makes me thinks she’s not going to be able to handle the country.