Strong statements before the debate

Politico via TPM:

A growing number of Republicans are expressing concern about Sarah Palin’s uneven — and sometimes downright awkward — performances in her limited media appearances.
Conservative columnists Kathleen Parker, a former Palin supporter, says the vice presidential nominee should step aside. Kathryn Jean Lopez, writing on the conservative National Review, says “that’s not a crazy suggestion” and that “something’s gotta change.”

Tony Fabrizio, a GOP strategist, says Palin’s recent CBS appearance isn’t disqualifying but is certainly alarming. “You can’t continue to have interviews like that and not take on water.”

The pundit consensus was the Couric/Gibson interviews would essentially be pre-season, softball interviews. What on earth would happen with the so-called tough interviewers? Listening to Jim Lehrer this evening, I wonder how she’d do with him moderating the VP debate.

Nice pic here.

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