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“If BS were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself”

I sincerely apologize to those of you who had anything in their mouths whilst reading the above quote, but this political put-down, which has got to be one of the funniest I’ve ever read, was simply too good not to headline.

Consider this an update on my previous blog, “Palin – Not Ready for Primetime?“, in which I ridicule the McCain campaign’s rationale for refusing to expose Palin to the network talk shows.  I must apologize, because, now that Palin has talked to reporters, it’s clear McCain’s people were simply following that sage advice, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

What makes the quote especially delicious is that it comes not from some media elite pinko liberal but from that standard-bearer of online conservatism, National Review Online.  Its author, Kathleen Parker, offers even more devastating blasts:

Palin’s recent interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and now Katie Couric have all revealed an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League.

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.

That last one must be particularly galling to the McCain campaign, since it was National Review Online (particularly David Frum), which played no small part in torpedoing the candidacy of another unqualified nominee, Harriet Myers.  I did not think it was possible, but Palin has actually made me consider voting Democrat for the first time…ever.

If a picture is worth a thousands words, then video is worth millions.  WARNING!  Completely cringe-inducing!  Palin, on her “foreign policy experience” with Katie Couric.

Palin – Not Ready for Primetime?

Amidst the upsurge in enthusiasm for the McCain-Palin ticket as a result of last week’s Republican convention, many probably missed a notable absence on the Sunday morning talk shows.  While Obama, Biden, and McCain were on each of the three major networks, Palin was no where to be found, not even on the Republican mouthpiece, Fox News!

A McCain campaign adviser said Palin would not appear until reporters showed a willingness to treat her with “with some level of respect and deference.”

What?

Even if it was true that reporters are not sufficiently respectful or deferential, the appropriate response is not to go into hiding.  Are we to get the impression that this self-styled pitbull is all bark and no bite?  Will this be Palin’s modus operandi in dealing with foreign leaders or even Congress – promise to compliment her hair and then she’ll talk?

The patent absurdity of this excuse underlies the true reason – Palin just doesn’t have the depth to answer even softball questions.  Further, if what I blogged about her before is any indication, she’s prone to making some embarassing factual gaffes.

And this is the person McCain believes is ready to be the next president at a moment’s notice.  Honestly, I’m not sure which of the two is worse: the one severely lacking in judgement, or the one severely lacking in experience.