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26Sep/08Off

Why McCain Wanted To Cancel The First Debate…

It's becoming increasingly clear that John McCain's camp has been gaming to move the first presidential debate (today) to next Thursday, replacing the original vice presidential debate and moving that one to an undertermined date and time.


Why?  Kathleen Parker has an idea:



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.


Palin filibusters. She repeats words, filling space with deadwood. Cut the verbiage and there's not much content there.


If BS were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself.


If Palin were a man, we'd all be guffawing, just as we do every time Joe Biden tickles the back of his throat with his toes. But because she's a woman -- and the first ever on a Republican presidential ticket -- we are reluctant to say what is painfully true.


Chew on that.


Don't get me wrong; I'm all for strong, intelligent women.  Heck, I'm part of the cheering section when it comes to women's rights and equal pay after living through what my mom went through as a single mother, raising two kids on her own.  Even if Palin is a great mayor and governer (and by all accounts, most of the news out of Alaska says otherwise), every person must know when they are "Clearly Out Of Their League".

Posted by Charles Chen

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