BY TAYLOR MARSH
I took untold amounts of grief when I went after Palin when she was picked. “Sexism”
was the charge I received in hate emails. But it’s not sexism to reject a woman
who is offered an opportunity when she’s not remotely qualified for the job.
Secrectary of State Lawrence Eagleburger has put any notions that Palin
was a good pick to be one heart beat away from the presidency to rest.
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. (Listen to audio at
There is no doubt we’ll hear from Palin after this election, assuming Obama
wins. But she’ll have a monumental task of rehabilitating herself before anyone
will consider her for the top spot on the ticket. She’s also got her own problems
in Alaska waiting for her when she returns. Karma, baby. You betcha.