Kathleen Parker offers Sarah Palin some sage advice:
Palin didnâ€™t make a mess cracking the glass ceiling. She simply glided through it.
It was fun while it lasted.
Palinâ€™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, Iâ€™ve been pulling for Palin, wishing her the best, hoping she will perform brilliantly. Iâ€™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 thereâ€™s not much content there. Hereâ€™s but one example of many from her interview with Hannity: â€œWell, there is a danger in allowing some obsessive partisanship to get into the issue that weâ€™re talking about today. And thatâ€™s something that John McCain, too, his track record, proving that he can work both sides of the aisle, he can surpass the partisanship that must be surpassed to deal with an issue like this.â€
Only Palin can save McCain, her party, and the country she loves. She can bow out for personal reasons, perhaps because she wants to spend more time with her newborn. No one would criticize a mother who puts her family first.
Do it for your country.