Wednesday, October 1, 2008

“Obviously Not Qualified To Be President”

So saith George F. Will.

Famed conservative columnist George Will told a gathering of Senate aides on Monday that Gov. Sarah Palin is “obviously” not prepared to assume the presidency if necessary, two event attendees told the Huffington Post.

Appearing at a Senate Press Secretaries Association reception at the Cornerstone Government Affairs office, Will offered a harsh assessment of John McCain’s running mate.

Palin is “obviously not qualified to be President,” he remarked, describing her interview on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric as a “disaster.”

Will did state, according to a second source, that Palin has received rough treatment from the media; arguing that the Alaska Governor would have been “skewered” by the press if she had made some of the same gaffes as Sen. Joe Biden has in recent weeks. But his sympathies only extended so far.

He joins a growing list of conservatives who are looking with deepening horror at the prospects of their beloved movement being taken over by a know-nothing mentality and laughingstock candidates.

Yeah, too bad. You should have thought of that when you nominated and rammed through George W. Bush eight years ago.