Monday, September 29, 2008

More on Palin

Speaking of Palin, a lot of attention is being given to the way in which, over the past few days, Republicans have started to distance themselves from her. Remarkably, much of that seems to come from the now-infamous Katie Couric interview (which, apparently, isn't over yet) - personally, I was surprised that Katie could still ask reasonably tough questions.

Another voice that has received a lot of attention is that of Fareed Zakaria. While not a traditional conservative, his view, published in Newsweek, has drawn a lot of interest:
Will someone please put Sarah Palin out of her agony? Is it too much to ask that she come to realize that she wants, in that wonderful phrase in American politics, "to spend more time with her family"? Having stayed in purdah for weeks, she finally agreed to a third interview. CBS's Katie Couric questioned her in her trademark sympathetic style. It didn't help.
Added to that, the McCain campaign seemingly will not allow her to conduct a press conference before the election.

I don't know if this choice will end up sinking the McCain campaign - there still seems to be a lot of happy buzz from the base about this bizarre choice - but it tells me that McCain has the same lack of seriousness toward government as does the current president, and I really don't think we can afford four or eight more years of that.

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