Wednesday, April 15, 2009

How can we miss her if she never goes away?

From Philadelphia:
He mishandled her national rollout to the public, botched her relationship with the media and now supporters of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are charging Sen. John McCain with snubbing his former running mate during an interview on NBC’s “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” Monday night.

Mr. McCain is coming under fire for his conspicuous memory lapse when listing the names of Republican governors who could be the next in line to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012. Mrs. Palin did not make the cut.

“We have, I’m happy to say, a lot of voices out there,” Mr. McCain told host Jay Leno before listing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Utah Gov. Jim Huntsman, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. “There are a lot of governors out there who are young and dynamic.”
Let's back up a minute. He "mishandled her national rollout," he "botched her relationship with the media"?

John McCain, whatever he might have improved operationally, took a no-name governor from a small-population state and turned her into a national figure by tapping her as his running mate. Without McCain, Palin doesn't have a PAC, isn't on everyone's short list for consideration in 2012 or 2016, is as obscure as Donald Carcieri.

She sat in the interview with Katie Couric, not John McCain. She was the one unable to answer simple questions, a lack that proved to a lot of people that she was nowhere near the level we'd expect of someone very likely to take over the presidency.

I understand that this Joe Murray who wrote the article is a former staffer for Wildmon's American Family Association, so unbiased journalism is not remotely possible here, but couldn't he at least try to be credible in making an argument?

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