Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Huff Po: Republican civil war continues

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing First Posted: 11-30-10 09:39 AM | Updated: 11-30-10 09:54 AM
MSNBC Morning Joe Scarborough is out with a vicious new post encouraging Republicans to "man up" and take Sarah Palin down a peg.

"Republicans have a problem," Scarborough writes at Politico. "The most-talked-about figure in the GOP is a reality show star who cannot be elected."

Scarborough seeks to draw a comparison between the legacies of H.W. Bush and Palin:

I suppose Palin's harsh dismissal of this great man is more understandable after one reads her biography and realizes that, like Bush, she accomplished a great deal in her early 20s. Who wouldn't agree that finishing third in the Miss Alaska beauty contest is every bit as treacherous as risking your life in military combat? Maybe the beauty contestant who would one day be a reality star and former governor didn't win the Distinguished Flying Cross, but the half-termer was selected as Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants.

Former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan didn't take kindly to Palin's reduction of the Gipper's legacy, going as far as to call her a "nincompoop."

Republican strategist Karl Rove questioned Palin's presidential "gravitas" in October.  Rive wondered if her new reality TV show on TLC would showcase her value as a potential head-of-state.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski took a moment away from her write-in campaign recently to publicly question Palin's "leadership qualities" and "intellectual curiosity" for becoming president.

It's all part of a larger trend that Politico reported in October. County Club Republicans cannot allow Sarah Palin to win the GOP presidential nomination. Reporters Mike Allen and Jim VaneHei later characterized the basis of their piece as the worst kept GOP secret:  The Blue Blood Republicans fear of backlash amongst Palin's adamant and enthusiastic following.

Rightardia predicted months ago that party insiders would never let Sarah Palin run for president. She is not a team player, has an apparent personality disorder and is a loose cannon who doesn't take advice well. She rarely keeps staff more than a year and is also very vindictive.
She is a political diva.



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