Now before the Right-Wing Extremist, Ultra Conservatives and any other Republican get their panties & underwear all in a bunch please not that I did not say this, one of your own has made these statements. I’m just sharing her statements to those who would not have the opportunity to read them. You can’t get upset with me this time.
Kathleen Parker is a nationally syndicated columnist and a noted conservative. As McCain has accused Newsweek, New York Times, Washington Post, NBC and any other organization that disagrees with them as being “in the tank for Obama” or tries to use the tried and true Republican “liberal media” talking points I guess we can say that Kathleen Parker is “in the tank” for McCain and the “right-wing media”.
Anyway, Ms. Parker has called on Sarah Palin to step down as the Republican Vice-Presidential Nominee for the good of the country in her article published on the National Review Online. Here’s an excerpt…
“When Couric pointed to polls showing that the financial crisis had boosted Obama’s numbers, Palin blustered wordily: “I’m not looking at poll numbers. What I think Americans at the end of the day are going to be able to go back and look at track records and see who’s more apt to be talking about solutions and wishing for and hoping for solutions for some opportunity to change, and who’s actually done it?”
McCain can’t repudiate his choice for running mate. He not only risks the wrath of the GOP’s unforgiving base, but he invites others to second-guess his executive decision-making ability. Barack Obama faces the same problem with Biden.
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.
So that’s the strategy, say that she’s putting her family first. Isn’t this an argument we heard before whenever a woman runs for a political office she’s accused of putting career ahead of her family first, but no one questions or accused men of not putting their family first ahead of politics.
This is who John McCain picked, so let be a man or woman and stand with her since she’s so qualified. Isn’t this what you were talking about a few weeks ago? She has executive experience, she’s energized the party. Now that we see the “From the Gut” VP vetting process strategy of John McCain doesn’t work, just like his economic policies.
My only question is didn’t you see this coming? I’m just shocked a Republican publicly admitted to it.
Well it’s too late to bow out now, because the big game is coming up for her this Thursday. Suit up.
Now you can get angry with me if you like. Go ahead throw your “stones at me, but I’m not the giant that you have to knock down. I’m saving my one smooth stone to throw at you on November 4th.
National Review Online – 09/26/08 “Palin Problem”
Women Against Sarah Palin – 09/27/08 “Conservative columnist calls for Palin to step down”