Sunday, November 02, 2008
An enemy of the people has been identified and forced to confess his counterrevolutionary activities!
A former Republican Secretary of State and one of John McCain's most prominent supporters offered a stunningly frank and remarkably bleak assessment of Sarah Palin's capacity to handle the presidency should such a scenario arise [in a National Public Radio interview].
Lawrence Eagleburger, who served as Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush and whose endorsement is often trumpeted by McCain, said on Thursday that the Alaska governor is not only unprepared to take over the job on a moment's notice but, even after some time in office, would only amount to an "adequate" commander in chief.
"And I devoutly hope that [she] would never be tested," he added for good measure -- referring both to Palin's policy dexterity and the idea of McCain not making it through his time in office.
Even when shown the harm he has done to the people, the malefactor remained a backslider:
Still straying from campaign talking points, Eagleburger said we "can't expect" Palin to be prepared to lead on Day One, but voters shouldn't worry, because she'll learn "quickly" under John McCain's tutelage. (Eagleburger said this would take months.)