Sunday, September 28, 2008

I Hate To Say This, But...

...what if Sarah Palin is being kept from greater media exposure because she is, in fact, dumb as the proverbial stump?

Such a discovery would reflect so badly on John McCain's judgment that it would be sufficient to cost him the election.

I certainly hope that it's not the case. I'm a fan of Sarah Palin, and she did a great job with her speech at the Republican Convention. But in the interviews she's given to the press (Gibson, Hannity, Couric) she hasn't impressed, and in fact has made what amounts to a negative second impression that cancels out the positive first impression.

She can't go on pretending to be well-informed on all issues. Pretending to be knowledgeable about Russia because it's close to Alaska is stupid. She needs to be honest in her answers, and if honesty should be held against her by the American public, it's still a better scenario than being thought to be deceptive and a typical dishonest politician.

Just turn her loose to do interviews. If she sinks, she sinks, and McCain should be held accountable for making a poor choice. Keeping her from interviews only feeds the suspicion (like mine, here) that there is no there, there.

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