Conservative Commentator: Palin Clearly Out of Her League

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  1. KenH

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    Palin Problem
    She’s out of her league.

    By Kathleen Parker

    If at one time women were considered heretical for swimming upstream against feminist orthodoxy, they now face condemnation for swimming downstream — away from Sarah Palin.

    To express reservations about her qualifications to be vice president — and possibly president — is to risk being labeled anti-woman.

    Or, as I am guilty of charging her early critics, supporting only a certain kind of woman.

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    It was fun while it lasted.

    Palin’s 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, 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. My cringe reflex is exhausted.

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    If Palin were a man, we’d all be guffawing, just as we do every time Joe Biden tickles the back of his throat with his toes. But because she’s a woman — and the first ever on a Republican presidential ticket — we are reluctant to say what is painfully true.

    What to do?

    McCain can’t repudiate his choice for running mate. He not only risks the wrath of the GOP’s 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.

    - http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MDZiMDhjYTU1NmI5Y2MwZjg2MWNiMWMyYTUxZDkwNTE=
     
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    Oh, blah, blah, maybe Ms. Parker has PMS this week. :sleeping_2:
     
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    "I'm not looking at poll numbers. What I think Americans at the end of the day are going to be able to go back and look at track records and see who's more apt to be talking about solutions and wishing for and hoping for solutions for some opportunity to change, and who's actually done it?"

    What could possibly be the problem with this statement ? If it is such a gaffe, why didn't you include it in the O/P ?

    Only two weeks ago, Parker had this to say....


    "Palin delivered.
    What she showed was strength, conviction, determination, confidence, a willingness to rumble and fearlessness. No caribou caught in the headlights, she.
    Whatever conclusions the punditry might draw from Palin's remarks, we can be fairly certain that Middle America felt nothing but redemption and salvation. Dozens of e-mails in my inbox confirm as much. "Pumped" is the word I keep hearing."


    And besides, if she is so bad for McCain, I would think this is the last thing you'd want us to read.


    She scares you, and I find it humorous.
     
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  4. KenH

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    I don't know. Ask Kathleen Parker. It's her column, her comments.
     
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    You posted it. What is wrong with it ? I couldn't agree with the statement more. Parker calls it "BS" ?

    Do you agree with her ? I think Parker sounds like Rosie.
     
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    I guess her readers agree. She got one star on that article.
     
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    Opps! We're gonna have to call the diversity police on you because men aren't allowed to say this!
     
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    I like her (Palin) anyway because she enjoys shooting wolves and building gas pipelines.
     

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