Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hmmm . . . Even her Fans Have Questions About Her

Here's an interesting item from an op-ed piece in today's New York Time's. Turns out Republicans like Sarah for her personal qualities, but not much else. Hard to see anything here that commends her for national office.

From the New York Times by Charles M. Blow:

In a New York Times/CBS News poll conducted this week 77 percent of Republicans said that they had a favorable opinion of Palin. But when asked what specifically they liked about her, their top five reasons were that she was honest, tough, caring, outspoken and fresh-faced. Sounds like a talk-show host, not a vice president. (By the way, her intelligence was in a three-way tie for eighth place, right behind “I just like her.”)

When those Republicans were asked what they liked least about her, they started to sound more like everyone else. Aside from those who said that there was nothing they didn’t like, next on the list were: her lack of experience, her record as governor and her lack of foreign-policy experience.

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