What man or mouse with a fully functioning human brain and a résumé as thin as Palin’s would flirt with a presidential run?
Pundette and The Anchoress have both noted that it might be a good time for Sarah Palin to draw back a little; she's everywhere. I'm with them. While I like a scrapper and someone who fights back, defends themselves, and the country, I'm weary of Palin's Twitter, Facebook and Fox News snipes. I know I'm going to draw fire from my conservative friends, but the over exposure is real. I'd even venture to say that it's not "presidential" to be sniping at everyone all the time.
Now, that said, Scarborough represents the other side of the coin. Scarborough misstates Palin's actions and intentions. He says she is "charging ahead manically" with her potential run and says she adds "audacity to this dopey dream...." . Now, when did the "dream" of becoming president become "dopey?" Only when you're Palin.
Scarborough says Palin "mocked" President Reagan's credentials but this misrepresents what she said. She said that others dismissed Reagan as "only an actor." Palin wasn't dismissing him. It's true that Palin did take some shots at the Bush's this week, but Scarborough loses this point when cloaking in the falsehood of the first one.
Palin is polarizing - there's no question about that. You love her or you hate her. But if she's going to be out there, let's have an honest discussion about her qualifications and positions and stop characterizing her as "maniacal," "dopey," and "audacious."
We aren't talking about other candidates that way; why Palin?