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September 25, 2008

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KParker

It is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem. Quick study or not, she doesn't know enough about economics and foreign policy to make Americans comfortable with a President Palin should conditions warrant her promotion.

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.

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.

Palin filibusters. She repeats words, filling space with deadwood. Cut the verbiage and there's not much content there.

What to do?

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.


PJ Smith

KP, I couldn't disagree more. When you say "cut the verbiage and there's not much content there", that's the approach the old media have taken with Palin. They do an interview with her and edit the video to delete the content and context from her answers, leaving the impression you describe.

I personally don't care if the President has a detailed knowledge of foreign policy, economics, military tactics or much else for that matter. That's what advisors and department heads are for. I believe a President must be able to see past details and be a decent judge of people and must possess character, integrity and perhaps a sense of history. Wisdom and intellect help, of course, but those are easily misjudged if a candidate is well spoken and can read from a teleprompter.

I'd also like to believe that the President has a genuine love for and loyalty to America, its history and its values more than for the possibility of a new social order implemented by an overbearing bureaucracy. Palin looks just great to me. I wish she were leading the ticket.

Smithington

PJ

I'm not sure the McCain camp agrees with you.

Where was Sarah Palin Friday night during and after the debate?

Apparently locked in a room with a muzzle on her mouth.

The news stations wanted to interview her. Biden was accessible. But the McCain camp informed the news channels that Palin would not be available.

It's pretty strange when a candidate can't trust his own running mate to be out there spinning on his behalf.

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