Some conservative thinkers are finally saying what needs to be said about Sarah Palin. They deserve some credit for coming around to reality at least on this issue. And if you want to, reach out to them and write them and tell them you appreciate their willingness to put country ahead of party on this issue. Read the rest of the story from The Grey Lady here for a more complete list of those conservatives who no longer support Palin. The Republican party is going to need more free thinkers to create a new ideology that puts country ahead of party and also one that works, and these folks might be some of their best and brightest. I don't know their complete ideological record but on this one issue they have shown good judgement. Good for them.
Kathleen Parker, a writer for TownHall.com, reversed her initial support for the Republican vice-presidential nominee and said Ms. Palin should drop out. Put the country first, she basically advised, by saying you need to go take care of your family first.
In a devastating assessment, Ms. Parker writes:
Palin didn’t make a mess cracking the glass ceiling. She simply glided through it.
It was fun while it lasted.
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.