Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger — a Republican and supporter of John McCain — told national public radio yesterday that Alaska governor Sarah Palin is not prepared to take over the job of President if she had to. He said, “I devoutly hope that [she] would never be tested.”
But the fact is that if some people in the Republican Party get their way, she could be tested one day. Should John McCain lose the race for the White House, you can bet your last dollar this moose huntin’, gun totin’, pro-life hockey mom will not fade from the political spotlight. She’s a huge hit with a group of social conservatives who embrace her values and see her as a fresh face for a divided party… to them, a 2012 Palin run for President may be on the horizon.
Palin is a huge hit with social conservatives who would love to see her run in 2012.
But a lot of other people feel quite differently. Sarah Palin quickly became a national joke for her lack of experience, failure to grasp the issues and inability to handle herself with the media — especially those awful interviews she did with Katie Couric. Recently she’s gone off script and off message on the campaign, angering several of McCain ’s campaign advisers. She’s been called everything from a “diva” to a “whack job,” and yet through it all she remains remarkably unphased.
In an interview this week on ABC’s 20-20, Palin said, “I’m not doin’ this for naught.” Yet another pithy utterance.
FROM CNN’s Jack Cafferty