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Female Conservative Columnist To Palin: Please Leave The Race

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I shared a quote from Ross Douthat yesterday about not wanting to link to any of the Couric interview videos, but now we have Kathleen Parker actively not wanting Palin to be linked to the Republican ticket at all.

From National Review:

If at one time women were considered heretical for swimming upstream against feminist orthodoxy, they now face condemnation for swimming downstream — away from Sarah Palin.

To express reservations about her qualifications to be vice president — and possibly president — is to risk being labeled anti-woman. […]

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.

True, the Palin pick was a Hail Mary pass, but it was tossed from McCain’s 5 yard line and it didn’t even reach mid-field before Palin fumbled. Now Obama/Biden have recovered and are about to drive down the field.

In other words, you can feel a massive momentum shift and Republicans are jumping ship from the Palin pick now that she has been revealed to be out of her depth.