POLITICAL observations & opinions

* MSNBC First Read: Palin’s Bad Week Gets Worse

Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 26, 2008

From MSNBC First Read …

  • What has happened to the Sarah Palin who stepped onto the national stage with her well-received convention speech three weeks ago?
  • That person is now a shell of her former self.
  • Had it not been for McCain’s debate gambit, Palin’s near-disastrous two-part interview with Katie Couric would be dominating the political discussion right now.
  • On Wednesday, she was unable to cite an example of McCain being in favor of more oversight outside the one Couric provided (“I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to you,” she finally replied).
  • And yesterday, she provided an interview clip (re Russia) heard ’round the world. 
  • The news has only gotten worse for Palin, with the Washington Post reporting that she accepted $25,000 in gifts as Alaska governor, which brings into question her credentials as a reformer.
  • Is there now a new meaning to the “Palin Effect”? 
  • If there is an upside to the Palin performance this week, she has moved her debate expectations to an all-time low.

LMW COMMENT:

If it weren’t for her own colassal arrogance in presuming to be fit to be VP or President, one could almost feel sorry for Sarah Palin. As it is, she is getting what she deserves, and I suspect it has only just begun.

 

see the Couric clip – Palin on Russia … http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/09/25/couricandco/entry4478088.shtml 

for the article on gifts to Palin, click … http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/25/AR2008092503988.html?hpid=topnews

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