Love her or hate her.
No, I do not think she was ready to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency. In fact, it was during the VP debate that I decided Obama would get my vote.
I know she will be subjected to a lot of harsh criticism, and it’s already started by ticked of McCain staffers who want to throw her under the bus and blame her for the loss.
The loss started on Sept 15..”"fundamentals of our economy are strong." Very Hubert Hooverish
Scapegoat Palin (CNN, "Cutting Through the Bull")
Sarah Palin is who she is, which is why I find it so stunning that the very people who introduced us to her, who told us she would make a great vice president, have now turned on her with a vengeance.
The empress’s clothes (Washington Post blog)
Thanks, guys. First you use the woman to energize your lackluster campaign, hoping her sex appeal — enhanced by the wardrobe you had her buy and wear — would win you votes. Now that you’ve lost your gamble, you take it all back. Don’t you think you owe her at least the shirt on her back? … The true act and attitude of sexism in this election was the selection of Palin in the first place.
Palin legacy: Sexism in reporting (OpEdNews)
During McCain’s concession speech it was clear: The McCain campaign had used Palin, the stunt didn’t work and now they were discarding her. She sought eye contact and was ignored, was made to stand aside like a child in timeout. She looked lost, an actor on an unfamiliar play bereft of the script and stage manager. So thoroughly out of her element and so plainly cast aside, she seemed pitiful.
Unconscionable: McCain staffers attempt to destroy Palin (Rush Limbaugh)
They are dumping all over Sarah Palin because she is conservative. … There are country club blue-blood moderate Republicans who want nothing to do with a firebrand conservative in the Republican Party who can fire up people, who can inspire people, who can motivate them.
Pounding Palin (Fox News, "On the Record w/ Greta")
I don’t agree with her on everything, that’s for sure. But when I spoke to her, she was right there, fast with the answers, and smart. And I’ve just been appalled at the mistreatment. Disagree with her and hit her on the policies and hit her hard, but the personal stuff…
"She’s anything but a diva" (Elisabeth Hasselbeck on ABC’s "The View")
I’d like to think that she truly did a great job for that campaign, as well as anyone could. She ignited the base. She gave a different face to feminism — a conservative woman.
A few things you’d have to believe to believe what McCain staffers say about Palin (Weekly Standard blog)
Disgruntled McCain staffers not only require you to believe that the chief executive of the state of Alaska knew nothing about one of her state’s most important trading partners (Canada), but that she was equally oblivious to the economic winds affecting the industry that provided her very own livelihood.