November 16, 2009

Buyer's Remorse?

ABC News has an article up noting that six in ten Americans see Sarah Palin as being unqualified for President. That's saying a lot.

Palin was on the Wasilla, AK city council from 1992-96, was mayor of Wasilla from 1996-2002, chaired the AK Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003-2004 until she resigned in protest over the lack of ethics of other Republicans on the commission. Palin then became Alaska's governor from 2006 until her 2009 resignation.

By comparison, our current President spent three uneventful terms in the Illinois state senate before winning a U.S. Senate seat, where he managed to compile a voting record to the left of even declared socialist Bernie Sanders. He never held a private sector or elected executive position in his entire life prior to the Presidency, and his one piddling "executive experience" with the Chicago Annenberg Challenge was an unmitigated failure.

So when Americans are polled about Palin, what are they really responding to?

Are they responding to the media's unflattering portrayal of her, or could they be responding not to just Palin's own perceived inadequacies, but also out of regret now that they see the consequences of electing someone was even less qualified than she was for the office?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 16, 2009 11:09 AM

I think the public are responding to what they've been told. And what they were told is "Palin=Inexperienced Crazy Woman" and "Obama=Very Smart/Cool Black Man".

Posted by: Steve at November 16, 2009 11:46 AM

Old Media and the Democrat Party effectively "Dan Quayled" her. That's their MO when they spot an impending powerful adversary.

Posted by: Rick at November 16, 2009 12:06 PM

If a politician is so ridiculously intelligent to be Quayled, they get Cheny'd. A Cheny vs Obama debate would have been hilariously one sided.

Posted by: MANstreammedia at November 16, 2009 12:37 PM

I feel so sorry for Sarah I could burst! Come on fellow Tea Partyer's!!! Let's show the MSM a thing and elect this classy little Lady! Sarah, despite the fact that I feel sorry for you, you are My President!!!!

Yeah Sarah and Todd!!!!

Posted by: tomcj at November 16, 2009 12:43 PM

It's an old truism that people accuse you of what they would do [or be] themselves. The liberal hatchet squad is already revving up for another dissing of the good Sarah. As tomcj says above, "Yeah, Sarah and Todd."

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at November 16, 2009 01:02 PM

Something new .. Fabricated news stories .. in Alaska.

There is an irony here that goes beyond words.

Posted by: Neo at November 16, 2009 02:23 PM

He did have that copy editor job where he felt like he was behind enemy lines.

Posted by: Federale at November 16, 2009 03:10 PM

Palin is eminently qualified to be president when compared to Obama, however, that is a very low standard.

They are reflecting regret that they managed to elect the only person less qualified than Sarah Palin to run the United States, the mayors of most cities are responsible for more people than her, but at least she was in charge of something before seeking election

Posted by: MAModerate at November 16, 2009 07:14 PM

There is no rational basis for questioning Sarah Palin's qualifications. Such a position simply reflects the effectiveness of the MSM Big Lie technique, which is itself a reflection of their hysteria, and fear of her very real qualifications.

Among other things, it should be obvious that time spent inside the Washington Beltway circles actually REDUCES a person's qualifications for taking higher office (just consider Newt Gingrich).

Sarah Palin can handle executive responsibility and governing authority without losing her ethics and basic principles. She loves America, independence and self-reliance. She can be trusted to make decisions from the unshakable standpoint of a fiscal conservative and small-government patriot.

Sarah Palin embodies America's foundational principles. That makes her qualified.

Best regards, Peter Warner.

PS: Hi Marianne, good to see you posting here occasionally. I'm still in the Lex community, but my browser is too old to allow me to post there.

Posted by: Peter Warner at November 17, 2009 09:55 AM

If you can't name a news source you regularly use, and instead say, "All of them," you are unqualified to be president.

Posted by: Evan at November 17, 2009 03:23 PM