Saturday, August 30, 2008
Two voices, one thought:Andrew Sullivan
(30 Aug 2008 12:32 pm):
I would not be surprised if she is not the veep finally on the ticket. We'll see.Josh Marshall
( 08.30.08 -- 11:57PM):
Personally, I don't see it developing that way.
Just curious, how do you see it going?
riffle: Hard to say. I guess my impression is that dispite Palin's "troopergate" problems, McCain and the Republicans will hunker down and say she's qualified, etc.
Sort of like how they handled Bernie Kerik when he was chosen to be Interim Minister of Interior of Iraq. He wasn't qualified, and didn't do much.
It's nothing unique to Repubicans, but lately they've been in the lead when it comes to touting lots of unqualified people: Michael Brown of FEMA fame, Harriet Myers for Supreme Court, all those (Bush-team) affirmative action hires a Justice.
Look, it's certainly possible Palin will leave the ticket, as Marshall and Sullivan suggest, but I think it's unlikely.
Does Palin wear glasses to appear to be more mature? So many politicians decline to wear glasses because their appearances are not enhanced. Maybe someone should check to see if her glasses are just plain glass.
I certainly agree it would take a tsunami to knock her off the ticket -- they know how disastrous that is.
But no one knows her very well, so perhaps tsunamis are building. Hard to say.