Thursday, October 30, 2008

Palin Latest: More Voters Doubt Her Qualifications

The Palin problem is getting worse for John McCain and the Republican Party.

Here's the latest from a national poll, courtesy of the New York Times:

A growing number of voters have concluded that Senator John McCain's running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, is not qualified to be vice president, weighing down the Republican ticket in the last days of the campaign, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
All told, 59 percent of voters surveyed said Ms. Palin was not prepared for the job, up nine percentage points since the beginning of the month.

5 comments:

Tulsan said...

Sarah the Boat Anchor.

Tulsan said...

Lawrence Eagleburger, who served as Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush and whose endorsement is often trumpeted by McCain, said on Thursday that the Alaska governor is not only unprepared to take over the job on a moment's notice but, even after some time in office, would only amount to an "adequate" commander in chief.

"And I devoutly hope that [she] would never be tested," he added for good measure -- referring both to Palin's policy dexterity and the idea of McCain not making it through his time in office.

The remarks took place during an interview on National Public Radio that was, ironically, billed as "making the case" for a McCain presidency. Asked by the host whether Palin could step in during a time of crisis, Eagleburger reverted to sarcasm before leveling the harsh blow.

"It is a very good question," he said, pausing a few seconds, then adding with a chuckle: "I'm being facetious here. Look, of course not."

(from the HuffPo)

With friends like that...

Tulsan said...

Sarah The Constitutional Scholar:

Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama's associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks. Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may constitute an attack that threatens a candidate's free speech rights under the Constitution, Palin said.

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

ABCNews

Tulsan said...

Sarah The Fry Cook:

Former Reagan chief of staff Ken Duberstein told CNN this week he intends to vote for Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday.

Duberstein was brutal about McCain's pick of Palin on MSNBC. For example, a job at McDonald's requires more interviews than Palin had:

YouTube

Tulsan said...

Sarah Palin prank call on YouTube

Montreal comedy duo "The Masked Avengers" social-hacked their way past Palin's security and convinced her she was speaking to Nicolas Sarkozy, the president of France.

Fake Sarkozy tells Palin that his wife is "hot in bed," and suggests Palin would make a good president "one day you too." She replies, "well, maybe in eight years!"

He proposes they go hunting together by helicopter, something he says he has never done.

"Well, I think we could have a lot of fun together while we're getting work done," Palin counters. "We can kill two birds with one stone that way."

"I just love killing those animals. Mmm, mmm, take away life, that is so fun," the fake Sarkozy says.

Palin never catches on. They finally run out of material, then tell her she's been pranked. It's obvious she didn't pick up any of the many clues this was a fake call.

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