The Couric-Palin Implosion

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More reader reax from last night's debacle:

It's obvious Palin has like 10, 15 maybe 20 talking points on all the various subjects that might come up during one of these interviews. She has been directed, or has chosen, to just regurgitate them depending on the question. That part of the interview is rather entertaining...seeing her try to weave her answer into what the question was about. It's when a follow up is asked, or a clarification is sought, that she decides to wing it. That's when it flies off into skit comedy material. She really thinks she can pull it off. That is what makes it so cringe-inducing. She doesn't even seem to realize what a fool she is making of herself, and of McCain. If she had any dignity she would realize she's in way over her head and fall  back on the tried and true "spend time with the family" excuse and get out of the race.

I've thought from about two days after her selection that she would have to withdraw at some point.

The trouble with this is that McCain would have to concede that he didn't vet her, made his decision impulsively based on no real knowledge of her, and that his first serious judgment as a presidential candidate was so monumentally irresponsible that it doesn't just disqualify her for the vice-presidency. It disqualifies him for the presidency.

Hence the insane campaign since. They are improvising and gambling just to keep alive for another news cycle. No strategy; no policy; no judgment. It really should be over - and Obama should have double-digit lead.

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