I’m not the only one who thinks that John McCain has to dump Sarah Palin from the ticket to have any chance of winning: conservative pundit Kathleen Parker calls on Palin to drop out in the National Review:
Palin’s recent interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and now Katie Couric have all revealed an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League.
No one hates saying that more than I do. Like so many women, I’ve been pulling for Palin, wishing her the best, hoping she will perform brilliantly. I’ve also noticed that I watch her interviews with the held breath of an anxious parent, my finger poised over the mute button in case it gets too painful. Unfortunately, it often does. My cringe reflex is exhausted.
Only Palin can save McCain, her party, and the country she loves. She can bow out for personal reasons, perhaps because she wants to spend more time with her newborn. No one would criticize a mother who puts her family first.
Do it for your country.
My favorite line? “If BS were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself.”
Kathleen Parker isn’t some random, fence-sitting, little-read columnist. You can see her on Chris Matthews, O’Reilly, her column is syndicated by the Washington Post, and she’s far enough to the right to be on the batshitinsane-certified Townhall.com.
Here’s hoping McCain ignores her.