You know things are bad when even a right-wing whack job like Kathleen Parker wants Palin to drop out of the race:
As we’ve seen and heard more from John McCain’s running mate, 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…
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…
Parker follows that bit with a two quotes from Palin that are nonsensical, pointless, and graceless collection of fragmentary thoughts that could easily be mistaken for one of Bush’s inane statements.
Unsurprisingly, Parker misses that and instead draws a parallel to Joe Biden’s speaking style. Also unsurprising, Parker fails to point out how poorly McCain’s choice reflects upon himself and his candidacy, calling on Palin to save McCain by dropping out rather than demanding that McCain grow a spine and cut Palin loose.
Oh well, at least Parker is taking baby steps in the right (instead of right-wing) direction. I guess that’s the best we can hope for from infantile Republicans like her.