Conservative columnist: Dump Palin.

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

Here’s hoping McCain ignores her.

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4 replies on “Conservative columnist: Dump Palin.”

  1. It’s too late Waldo. To do so would be the end of McCain campaign. Right or wrong she in it till the end. The isn’t enough reason to get rid of her and doing so admits an enormous lack of judgment.

  2. We should begin a movement: start circulating a petition or something. It is never too late to dump a bad choice for VP nominee. It has been done before. Sarah Palin is unbelievably naive and unprepared for the job, even more so than George Bush. And look what electing ignorance got us: the worse eight years in our lives.
    McCain should dump Sarah, select Romney and be done with it.

  3. Hey, somebody has to bring teh crazy.

    Internet culture has reached into nearly every facet of American life. Why not the Presidential election? I believe that Sarah Palin is irl trolling the elections. She’s laughing her ass off in private and posting on 4chan about how she got Katie Couric to take her srzly.

    Sarah Palin: Wife, Mother, Governor, Troll.

  4. Seriously folks–isn’t someone somewhere getting together a petition to dump Palin? It would be best if such a petition was initiated by conservatives. Palin will be fodder for all those male chauvinists who think a woman can’t govern. They’ll point the finger at her every time she makes a fool of herself and say, “See, what da ya expect from a damm woman?”

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