Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Senator Lisa Murkowski States the Obvious About Palin: Too Dumb, Not a Leader

Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, says she would not support Sarah Palin if she ran for president. Murkowski explains that Palin lacks leadership abilities and intellect:
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowki told CBS News' Katie Couric today that she would not support Sarah Palin for president because Palin lacks the "leadership qualities" and "intellectual curiosity" to craft great policy.

"You know, she was my governor for two years, for just about two years there, and I don't think that she enjoyed governing," Murkowski said. "I don't think she liked to get down into the policy." The Alaska senator added that she prefers a candidate who "goes to bed at night and wakes up in the morning thinking about how we're going to deal with" important issues.
Murkowski lost the GOP primary in Alaska to a Palin-backed Joe Miller. Murkowki, however, launched a write-in campaign that appears to have been successful (officials are still counting votes). Although Murkowski states the obvious regarding Palin, sometimes the obvious is worth mentioning -- especially in a country with voters who are so vulnerable to ignorance.


Infidel753 said...

Palin and the teabag crowd may not have handed this Senate seat to the Democrats like they did in Delaware, Nevada, and Colorado, but they've created some real bad blood between Murkowski and the party, at least its loony wing. I doubt Murkowski will every switch parties (though being a pro-choice Republican must be awfully awkward these days), but let's hope she becomes less of a team player.

Don & Suzan Weller said...

My father, an educator, was a member of the greatest generation. He, like many of his era, felt duty bound to social responsibility. Now, to too many people in this country, it isn't so much about social responsibility (or intellectual curiosity) as it is about self-interest. To those who worship the latter, Sarah Palin is a messiah. Senator Murkowski recognizes all of this. Thankfully, so did Alaskan voters.

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