2008 The Defining of Sarah Palin
posted by August 31 at 12:30 PMon
It’s happening on two blogs with somewhat opposite political orientations, and the results are not looking good for the half-term governor from Alaska.
The conservoflexible Andrew Sullivan is on a tear, mocking the idea that Palin is qualified to negotiate with Putin just because Alaska is close to Russia, pointing to “the mommy question,” expressing dismay at her ignorance on Iraq, and tying it all back to McCain’s bad instincts and lack of concern for national security.
At the same time, over at TPM, the liberal-but-not-hysterical Josh Marshall and his crew are zeroing in on troopergate, “Bridge to Nowhere” flip-floppery, the laughter during the “bitch” interview, and the reminder all of this brings of McCain’s alarming willingness to shoot from the hip.
All in all, not a positive reception for the Republican VP pick. Lucky there’s a hurricane coming!