Every day my decision not to renew my National Review subscription is affirmed just a bit more. Here’s Kathleen Parker’s sage advice on NRO:
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.
The complete and utter lack of common sense amongst Beltway conservatives – and let’s just overlook the fact for the moment that I live inside the Washington beltway – continues to astound me. They are completely tone deaf, and Parker is oblivious to the fact that the only reason john McCain has a prayer in this election is due to Sarah Palin’s presence on the ticket. Conservatives were completely ho-hum about McCain before he selected Palin, and if she were out of the picture, I think a lot of fence-sitters would be gone – permanently.
Kat-Mo at Ace of Spades also responds to Parker’s concerns over Palin’s supposed lack of qualifications.
Then she totally buys into the Obama campaign’s “heartbeat away from the presidency” crap. Palin’s not ready to be President?
No kidding, Sherlock, that’s why she’s on the ticket as a VP. She’s meant to do what VPs normally do: beat the drum for the president’s policies, help organize the team and, maybe, spearhead some programs. She’s not here to run the world from the VP’s office. If she’s good, she’ll learn the job and come out fighting in 2012. If not, unless she accidentally shoots McCain on a moose hunting trip, this is a non-issue.
I think some folks just got a little too used to Dick Cheney being a power player in the background. That worked out well, huh? And, seriously, Joe Biden…Uncle Joe as VP. He’s out there blundering around like a blind man in a midget porn shop.
“Oh…excuse me. So sorry…pardon me, is that your…aw, Gawd luv ya…stand up! Stand up! What? You are standing? What was I touching?”
I don’t care about Joe’s “Foreign Policy” experience. Does anybody really think Biden is going to be out front of an Obama presidency “representin’”?
I am at loss to figure out how Sarah Palin’s interviews with Couric and the like are supposed to be more disquieting than those of the gaffe-machine with hair plugs.
I had a conversation with one of my advisors about the reaction of a lot of the conservative commentariat, and he was absolutely right. These are elitist snobs who are only remotely conservative. They do not support the cultural conservatism of the GOP base, and they do not want to lose their grasp on power. I don’t think they actively oppose the cultural agenda, but it is not their primary concern. Sarah Palin represents the type of conservatism than they do not care that much about. And so they want her gone.
Well, if she goes, WE GO.