Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Now there are Palin critics on the right; Will doubts McCain too

You know things are getting bad for the McCain/Palin ticket when the pundits on the right are criticizing Sarah Palin's candidacy, or even calling for her to step down. This candidacy is becoming the most troublesome vice-presidential nomination since Democrat George McGovern's nomination of Thomas Eagleton in the 1972 election campaign.

Last week conservative columnist Kathleen Parker argued ("Palin Problem: She’s out of her league") that Palin should drop out of the race. She suggested that Palin cite personal reasons (namely, tending to her baby) in her withdrawal statement, and she closed by saying that she should "Do it for your country."

Now, George Will has joined the critics. See "George Will: Palin Is Not Qualified." He cited Palin's performance with Katie Couric "a disaster." The conservative columnist has also slammed McCain's handling of the financial crisis as "unpresidential."

This is a relief: even conservatives are seeing that this ticket is unpresidential and unprepared.

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