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Parker Suggests Palin Should Back Out

By Tim State in News on Sep 27, 2008 9:26PM

Trib Columnist Kathleen Parker is calling for Republican V.P. Nominee Sarah Palin to back out. Parker says Palin is not presenting herself in a way that builds confidence in her ability to be president.

As we've seen and heard more from John McCain's running mate, it is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem. Quick study or not, she doesn't know enough about economics and foreign policy to make Americans comfortable with a President Palin should conditions warrant her promotion.

Parker calls Palin’s efforts an embarrassment to feminism.

Palin's recent interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity and now Katie Couric have all revealed an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League.

No one hates saying that more than I do. Like so many women, I've been pulling for Palin, wishing her the best, hoping she will perform brilliantly. I've also noticed that I watch her interviews with the held breath of an anxious parent, my finger poised over the mute button in case it gets too painful. Unfortunately, it often does. My cringe reflex is exhausted.

Maybe Palin should go back to the beauty circuit and focus on Miss North Carolina: