Which means he can't stand Sarah Palin. Because she is a threat to the carefully cultured impression that you have to belong to their Culture Club before you're qualified to run the country.
Well, last I checked, you had to be at least 35 and a natural born US citizen.
But nobody's allowed to double-check any of that.
So we'll make it 35, natural born citizen, or a member of a sanctioned protected minority. :-)
At any rate, today I saw an article with video on Mediaite where George Will says, referring to Sarah Palin
“The threshold question, not usually asked, but it’s in everyone’s mind in a presidential election. ‘Should we give this person nuclear weapons?’ And the answer is ... answers itself.”Now George does have a wry and ironic sense of humor, and I suppose he could be slipping one by us here -- because he really doesn't actually come out and say what he thinks that answer is. So he could mean "yes". But I doubt it. George has over time shown himself to be less than a fan.
I don't care if George doesn't like her prospects or disagrees with something she's said or stood for. But really, what, exactly, about Sarah Palin leads George to believe that she couldn't be trusted with the nation's nuclear arsenal? I mean, be specific, George.
Because if you're not, then you're engaging in a sad kind of intellectual dishonesty -- the intellectual side-step. The avoidance of making an argument by asserting it is beneath you to back up your assertions. "Everyone knows", and "anyone who doesn't is an idiot."
To further go down the road of the Washinton Inside The Beltway tunnel-vision, look at what "expert" Johnathan Karl comes up with next on whether or not Palin will run:
I see absolutely no evidence that Sarah Palin is preparing to run for president. Doesn't mean that she ... could change her mind, but look, she doesn't even have a scheduler, she has no donor network built up, she doesn't have a press secretary. Every decision as [far as?] we can tell is being made strictly by Sarah, or Todd Palin... [emphasis mine]Wow. And they wonder what we see in this woman.