There was a lot of journalistic chatter this past weekend about comments by leaders of the McCain-Palin campaign in which they referred to Sarah Palin as a “rogue” and a “diva,” but most of that talk was focused on the implication of infighting within the Republican presidential campaign. That sort of processual story may be titillating to reporters who have personal relationships with campaign consultants and advisers, but it isn’t the story that matters most to those of us who are headed to the polls. It’s not the fighting that matters; it’s what people inside the McCain-Palin campaign are saying during the fight:
Several McCain advisers have suggested to CNN that they have become increasingly frustrated with what one aide described as Palin “going rogue.”…
“She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone. She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else. Also, she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: Divas trust only unto themselves, as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom.”
…she is “not good at process questions”
…two sources, one Palin associate and one McCain adviser, defended the decision to keep her press interaction limited after she was picked, both saying flatly that she was not ready and that the missteps could have been a lot worse.
Not ready. Not good at process questions. No relationships of trust with her family or anyone else. Seeing herself as the beginning and end of all wisdom.
This is the description of a person who is not fit to be president. And that’s the real story: members of the McCain-Palin campaign are now coming out of the woodwork to describe the various ways in which Sarah Palin is not fit to be president.
So don’t take it from liberal ol’ me. Take it from the McCain-Palin campaign itself: the last thing you’d want to do is vote for a ticket with Sarah Palin on it… unless you want another unready, disconnected, arrogant president who can’t handle questions.