By Ben Cohen
Worse than Dan Quayle before her, Alaska Gov.
bright star has fast faded in the eyes of Washington Republican
officials and analysts, calling into question her efforts to become a
national party figure ready to run for the White House. "She's just not
ready for prime time," said a party strategist who has worked for
"I mean, she's starting to look like she's having trouble being
governor of Alaska." At issue is her weak debut, hampered by the
mishandling of her by Sen. John McCain's campaign, and subsequent
family issues such as the most recent
, the father of her first grandchild and ex-fiancé of her daughter Bristol.
It seems to me that there are two warring wings in the GOP - one wedded to some resemblance of reality, and the other, so out of touch they genuinely believe Sarah Palin would be a good President (and are taking part in the Tea Bag debacle/Glenn Beck revolution etc).