Not Being Sarcastic

I genuinely feel bad for Sarah Palin today.  Her interview on CBS last night with Katie Couric was a disaster.  I’m crushed for her.  It was ridiculously obvious she was doing her level best to stick to canned statements others have likely been drilling down her throat.  Her performance in the interview wasn’t unlike how I golf after getting too many pointers.  I go from hitting the ball less than perfectly to totally missing the bloody thing.  It’s impossible to think straight with so many voices in your head reminding you what to do.

A few commenters on news sites today have celebrated the fact Sarah Palin has been ‘exposed’ or that she will likely go from star to ruined.  I’m not celebrating.  I don’t have the confidence to lend my vote to McCain with her 2nd in line, but that doesn’t mean I want to see this mother and public figure skewered for making the decision to take on something she wasn’t ready for.  It seems McCain has been trying to protect her, perhaps from this very thing, by limiting her media exposure.  I can’t help but wonder if that hasn’t made her more vulnerable.  It definitely puts more weight on the conversations she is having with those who have been granted the opportunity to interview her.  They know it so they press harder and she knows it so she’s more nervous.  I think it’s a formula for disaster.

4 Responses to “Not Being Sarcastic”

  1. mandi says:

    It was awful I felt for her too, but I also have a hard time voted for a man whose second in line can’t see the truth, much less tell it. Maybe I can write in my own candidate.

  2. lisa says:

    Man, I wouldn’t mind a good write-in right about now.

  3. Tricia says:

    In the meantime, I think the Obama campaign is wishing they’d limited media access to Biden. Your golf analogy is perfect!

  4. lisa says:

    LOL, Tricia. Biden has definitely earned the “oh that Joe” commentary.