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Friday, September 26, 2008

Losing the National Review

posted by on September 26 at 14:50 PM

Or, at least, prominent conservative and syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker of the National Review. Today she calls on Sarah Palin to drop out of the race:

It was fun while it lasted.

Palinís 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.

No one hates saying that more than I do. Like so many women, Iíve been pulling for Palin, wishing her the best, hoping she will perform brilliantly. Iíve 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. My cringe reflex is exhausted…

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

What to do?

McCain canít repudiate his choice for running mate. He not only risks the wrath of the GOPís 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.

Do it for your country.

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It would be bad for the Democrats if she withdrew although I have to admit I'd probably sleep better knowing that the absolute worse case scenario in the world is no longer an option.

Posted by D. | September 26, 2008 2:54 PM

@1 absolutely.

Palin is an epic failure.

Posted by uncouthheathen | September 26, 2008 2:59 PM

Heh. I'm starting to get cautiously optimistic of a blowout in November.

Posted by Mike of Renton | September 26, 2008 3:01 PM

I wonder how it would go over. Unless they get an equally wacko Christian, they lose the far right. Unless they get woman, they lose those misguided women who would vote for that mess, no matter what (although I don't think their numbers are very big).

Plus how would it look? What about all that money that supposedly poured in after they named her? All the adoration showered on her?

I think it would make McCain look even more weak and feeble-minded than he already looks.

But that's just me.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | September 26, 2008 3:05 PM

@4-and thats a negative how?

Posted by randy beaver | September 26, 2008 3:08 PM

I can't get enough of this shit.

Posted by Greg | September 26, 2008 3:14 PM

Sarah Palin: The grift that keeps on giving.

Posted by laterite | September 26, 2008 3:17 PM

What she doesn't realize is that not being up on the facts is seen as a PLUS in some sectors of this country. There are a lot of scary people in this country that believe that all you need to make any decision is some good sense and good Christian values and anything beyond that is just useless elitist book-learnin'.

Posted by bob | September 26, 2008 3:21 PM

after seeing that swimsuit competition video, I think even more more men than women are pulling for Palin.

Posted by You See What I Did There? | September 26, 2008 3:22 PM


Posted by Levislade | September 26, 2008 3:22 PM

That made my morning! I can't wait for the debate to start here in Australia!

Posted by brappy | September 26, 2008 4:08 PM

Just read the entire column and it is amazing that even in FINALLY seeing some of what the sane world saw instantly, Parker still isn't ready to concede every obvious failing of Palin's, only the most obvious. But I guess if they were smart, they wouldn't be Republicans.

Posted by whatevernevermind | September 26, 2008 4:16 PM

"family first" eh? Only for mothers?

Posted by ams | September 26, 2008 4:18 PM

Haha, I remember that woman's column from the Spokane newspaper.

If SHE doesn't like Palin anymore... well, Palin may be running out of luck.

I feel way too optimistic right now.

Posted by raisedbywolves | September 26, 2008 4:34 PM

1: it wouldn't be bad for the Democrats at all. It would make McCain look like even more of an impulsive idiot that he already looks.

Posted by Jay | September 26, 2008 4:41 PM

Or she could be thinking that McCain will get elected, which would make Palin an unmitigated disaster, should she become president.

Posted by LMSW | September 26, 2008 4:54 PM

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