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Some on the Right are very unhappy with the idea of Sarah Palin as VP candidate (and probably even unhappier with the idea of her being president). It seems to reflect poorly on John McCain’s judgment and his “Country First” slogan. Via Firedoglake, these comments, all from people definitely on the Right:

Dr. Laura:

I’m stunned – couldn’t the Republican Party find one competent female with adult children to run for Vice President with McCain?   I realize his advisors probably didn’t want a “mature” woman, as the Democrats keep harping on his age.  But really, what kind of role model is a woman whose fifth child was recently born with a serious issue, Down Syndrome, and then goes back to the job of Governor within days of the birth?

David Frum:

If it were your decision, and you were putting your country first, would you put an untested small-town mayor a heartbeat away from the presidency?

Charles Krauthammer:

Palin is not ready.


…some argue instead (or alternatively) that Sarah Palin’s credentials are adequate. These arguments are mostly laughable.

The American Conservative:

If Palin gets elected, John Hagee wins again.

Mike Murphy:

You know what’s really the worst thing about it? The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical.

Peggy Noonan:

The most qualified? No! I think they went for this – excuse me – political bullshit about narratives.

Lyda Green (R-AK):

“She’s not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president?” said Green, a Republican from Palin’s hometown of Wasilla. “Look at what she’s done to this state. What would she do to the nation?”

Written by Leisureguy

8 September 2008 at 11:16 am

Posted in Election, GOP

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