When McCain picked Palin for his running mate I assumed at least she was a reasonable politician, an elected governor who must be at least halfway okay, and that she should not be attacked as incompetent, because I thought people were assuming she was incompetent right away without information and were participating in tokenizing her. I am completely opposed to her politics and to McCain's and would never vote for them, and I don't like the misogynist attacks that Palin gets from all sides, just as Clinton did, but... you know what?
She is not just on the wrong side, she is a total fool.
Quayle was stupid, Bush is a freaking moron, it's not like it's new for a politician to be an idiot. But I am oddly disappointed that this sorry excuse for a public speaker is being held up as an example of a successful woman in politics.
Glad she's screwing up though and that the media are not throwing softballs and are not being intimidated into covering up this kind of thing.
I want to hear the debates! And I think it's bullshit that McCain is suspending his campaign and trying to weasel out of the debate this week - and likely Palin too. Bush calling the candidates to the white house is more bullshit - since when do candidates for office get pressured by the incumbent to participate in a current crisis?
Update. This is even worse:
Ah, reality TV.
I'd really love to hear some Republican responses to this. Where are the conservative bloggers who were so proud of Palin? What do they have to say about this, specifically? Let's hear it.