Saturday, September 27, 2008

Some of the Republican honeys are also ready to send Palin packing back to the Last Frontier - according to this article, Kathleen Parker, a conservative columnist, for the National Review wrote "... it's become clear she doesn't know enough about economics or foreign policy to be president should that become necessary in a McCain administration."

"Writing in the National Review Online, Kathleen Parker wrote, that her "cringe reflex is exhausted" after watching the Alaska governor stumble through TV interviews and it's become clear to her that Palin is out of her league."

"No one hates saying that more than I do," Parker writes. "Like so many women, I've been pulling for Palin, wishing her the best, hoping she will perform brilliantly. I've also noticed that I watch her interviews with the held breath of an anxious parent, my finger poised over the mute button in case it gets too painful. Unfortunately, it often does."

"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."

"Kathryn Jean Lopez, writing for the conservative National Review, says Parker's suggestion is "not a crazy suggestion" and that "something's gotta change."

For anyone who missed the Katie Couric interview ... OMG. Now will all you folks who are rallying around Palin, get your head out of your asses and pay attention to who you are defending.

Watch CBS Videos Online

COURIC: You've cited Alaska's proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?
PALIN: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land-- boundary that we have with-- Canada. It-- it's funny that a comment like that was-- kind of made to-- cari-- I don't know, you know? Reporters--
PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that's the word, yeah.
COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.
PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our-- our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They're in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia--
COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?
PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. We-- we do-- it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where-- where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is-- from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to-- to our state.

But hey, if McCain wins and Palin is in office as our VP - there is a silver lining - we actually have something to look forward to because the next four years are going to be a comic's dream. At least, us Americans and the rest of the World will have plenty of material to keep us laughing (and cringing).


Anonymous said...

Could there be a more ridiculous choice??? I cannot wait for her debate Thurs. with Biden...and then the very next day she will be in Dallas -- across from my office bldg. attending a $1,000/plate luncheon Repulbican fundraiser -- and there is a protest organized. We expect a good 500 people there...cannot wait to give her a warm Texas welcome.


triLcat said...

right - this is way worse than the TREASON Obama perpetrated by interfering in the Iraq agreement.

Eric Dondero said...

The elitist wing of the conservative movement have always been wary of us libertarians coming into the GOP. Sarah Palin is one of the top elected libertarian Republicans in the country, (along with Idaho's Gov. Butch Otter, and Cong. Jeff Flake of AZ).

Of course, she's going to make some conservatives nervous.

They are wary of her libertarian cultural views. This is the woman who famously fought back against social conservatives in Wasilla who wanted to run all of the bars and taverns out of town.

But what she loses from the social conservatives, she gains 10 times over in libertarian votes.

Figure, Libertarian Bob Barr was polling 6% nationwide in mid-summer, and post-Palin he's now down to 1%.

With Sarah Palin, the libertarian wing of the GOP has finally arrived. Of course, that's going to make some other Republicans nervous.

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

Trilcat - I am going to disagree with you on that. Iraq was a terrible move for the US to make - the true motivation is loud and clear. The billions of dollars and lost of lives should have been directed to getting Bin Laden and Al Queida, not finishing up Daddy's lost battle and acquiring oil fields.

But forget about this - this again isn't about Obama or even McCain, its about his VP choice. Actually it is about McCain, because it definitely calls into question his sanity and love for the American people. He's a sellout.

And not to sound rude or mean, but you don't have to live with the consequences of having McCain/Palin in office. As an American citizen living in America - I do.

Don't be fooled into believing that McCain and the Republicans are better for Israel and Obama and the Democrats aren't. That's simply not true.

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

Eric Dondero - thanks for stopping by and explaining your perspective.

Eric Dondero said...

Hey thanks. Stop by Libertarian Republican blog if you get a chance.

triLcat said...

This is treason:
Plain and simple. To interfere with diplomatic affairs as a nobody with no authority. TREASON.

You're comparing an unprepared, stupid interview to treason?

And I'm an American citizen with deep ties to BOTH of my countries. I have a son who lives in the USA, among other issues.

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

Trilcat - I am going to bite my tongue because there is a lot of what I could say right now but it would be offensive.

But my point with this, my point with my earlier post too, is that vote for McCain if you will. Hate Obama, but be honest and stop supporting and defending McCain's choice for VP. Can you honestly say she is a role model for our youth. It's bad enough that Bush spoke at a graduation ceremony and told the kids it's ok to get a C average in school, because, gee, look at me, I'm the president of the US and that was my grade average. WTF is that about. It's the same thing here. The only thing the Pakastini president could praise her on is her looks. The woman is seriously not in her league. I would call into question how she ever managed to become a Governor, however considering the number of the voting population, considering how many of that population actually voted,and it's equaled to what a local politician of my county is overseeing, I could possibly see how that could happen, especially if popularity, intimidation and corruption is partly responsible for it.

All I want is for folks to stop selling her and actually be truthful and honest in their opinions, with ideologies and partisianship aside. My point about the religious right not speaking up against the Jews for Jesus and other evangelical practices that she believes in, is a great example of ignoring and making excuses for someone that otherwise should be protested by that community.