Here's a rundown of what some right-wingers have been saying about our soon-to-be Vice President Sarah Palin.**
Thanks to Blue Gal for forwarding this information.
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Freepers: The Unfortunate Palin Gamble
With competent and proven individuals waiting in the wings such as Governor Mitt Romney, the selection of Sarah Palin is a most unfortunate choice.
John McCain may have just lost the 2008 election…cue the hurricane.
Pat Buchanan on MSNBC just now, about Sarah Palin. I'm liable to agree, but, how is she any less qualified than Barack Obama, who is the actual presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket?
NRO: I'm Getting a Couple of These this Morning [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
As much as I loathe Obama-Biden, I can't in good conscience vote for a McCain-Palin ticket. Palin has absolutely no experience in foreign affairs. Considering both McCain's advanced age and the state of the world today, it is essential that the veep be exceedingly qualified to assume the office of president. I simply don't have any confidence in Palin's ability to deal effectively with Iran, Russia, China, etc. I certainly will not cast a vote for Obama-Biden, but nor will I vote for McCain-Palin. Looks like I'll either sit this one out or vote for Bob Barr. Why, o, why, didn't McCain listen to Rove and just pick Romney?
she doesn't have much time to show it, which is why every last mistake on the trail will be magnified to "prove" that she's a hick who's out of her depth. She'll have to be letter perfect, especially in the debate with Biden, to convince independents she's up to it. If she isn't, I think McCain's support in the center will collapse as people worry, as I did with Pawlenty and now with Palin herself, that we're handing the keys to the kingdom to a totally unknown quantity who's one 72-year-old heartbeat away from being commander-in-chief.
NRO: Cold Water on Palin
Palin has been governor for about two minutes. Thanks to McCain's decision, Palin could be commander-in-chief next year. That may strike people as a reckless choice; it strikes me that way. And McCain's age raised the stakes on this issue.
Scarborough: It sounds like Harriet Miers
That was Scarborough, a minute ago. (My MSNBC addiction rears its ugly head again.) Again, with Obama in the mix running for president, I don't think it's as fair a hit on Palin, who has more executive experience than Barack Obama. It certainly will be hard for the Democrats to make.
One top GOP advisor summed it up this way: "It's crazy.'' Palin's lack of experience in the hard-knocks world of presidential politics will be hard to overcome, the advisor said.
Powerline: A desperation move
If she really is the nominee, will it come across as a desperation move, a Hail Mary, as Mondale's choice of Ferraro did in 1984? I'm afraid so. Her experience just doesn't justify a place on the ticket.
**I say soon-to-be Vice President because McCain is going to win in November. That's right folks. Americans will do it again. United we suck.