Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Palin, the Anchor Dragging McCain Down to Defeat

Yes, the right wingers who live in their little cocoon love her, but Sarah Palin has been an utter disaster with the vast majority of the voting public. By 55%-40% in the latest NBC/WSJ Poll people say she's not even qualified for the office she's running for. And now, Editor and Publisher has the verdict from newspapers across the nation: Palin is the deal breaker. Samples:

“If McCain, who is 72 and has a history of cancer, should die in the presidency, he would be succeeded by Sarah Palin, whose selection as the vice presidential candidate calls McCain's judgment into serious question. She is not qualified to lead a nation facing its toughest challenges in decades.”

“Perhaps the worst mistake McCain made in his campaign for the White House was the choice of the inexperienced and inflammatory Palin as his vice-presidential running mate. Had he selected a moderate, experienced Republican lawmaker such as Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison with a strong appeal to independents, the Chronicle's choice for an endorsement would have been far more difficult.”

“If elected, at 72, [McCain] would be the oldest incoming president in U.S. history. He's in good health now, we're told, although he has withheld most of his medical records. That means Gov. Sarah Palin could very well become president.

And this statement by McCain when questioned about Palin is just scary or funny, depending on your perspective:

Yet McCain said today, referring to Palin, "I think she is the most qualified of any that has run recently for vice president.”

Does that statement include Cheney? Lieberman, his first choice until the right wing radicals vetoed it? Joe Biden? Is that statement supposed to be a joke, or is McCain simply incapable of admitting error?

Deal breaker indeed.

(HT: Digby)


Zach said...

you'll like this:

there is another one about how her wardrobe costs over $150,000, but I thought this was more interesting. Hopefully the nail on the McCain-Palin ticket.

Francis Deblauwe said...

As Julius Caesar said when he was stabbed to death: "Et tu, Brute?" Poooor Joe Lieberman, shunned or betrayed by Democrats, Republicans and McCain alike. See this great cartoon at the Word Face-Off blog!