Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Sarah Palin Situation

I fear we may have another Dan Quayle on our hands.

I know why she was chosen. The Republican Party kowtows to the religious right and John McCain, it was feared, doesn't excite that faction enough to insure that they would show up at the voting booth in sufficient numbers. I wasn't worried about her limited foreign affairs any more than voters considered that the criterion when electing Governors Bush, Clinton, Reagan or Carter.

But the McCain camp has kept her hidden. They did let Charles Gibson talk with her first publicly and he threw a low blow asking about the Bush Doctrine. She didn't know what he was talking about. Most people didn't know what he was talking about. That question was made simply to embarass her. Shame, shame.

Now they let Katie Couric loose on her. Katie lobs the ball. And Sarah strikes out.

Thursday night is the Veep debate. All eyes will be watching.

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