Yael T. Abouhalkah, Kansas City Star
Even more prominent conservatives in the media are saying out loud what many Americans think: Sarah Palin is not qualified to become vice president of the United States.
This backlash doesn't come from the liberal mainstream media that have been hounding Palin since she was announced as John McCain's running mate.
Instead, it's respected voices from the conservative side of the media aisle -- like columnists George Will and Kathleen Parker, who went so far as to suggest that Palin step down from the ticket for the good of the GOP.
The latest well-known conservative Palin basher is David Brooks, one of the very few remotely conservative voices on The New York Times opinion pages.
In a Monday speech, Brooks said Palin "represents a fatal cancer to the Republican Party."
"Do I think she’s ready to be president or vice president? No, she’s not even close to that."
Specifically, Brooks has written that Palin "has not been engaged in national issues, does not have a repertoire of historic patterns and, like President Bush, she seems to compensate for her lack of experience with brashness and excessive decisiveness."
Well said by Mr. Brooks.
Palin, of course, will brush this off as another attack from the mainstream media, even though it comes from what should be a friendly crowd of conservatives.
Friday, October 10, 2008