It's been a rough two weeks for Sarah Palin who has endured the fallout from a botched interview with Katie Couric, conservatives calling for her resignation and criticism of her lack of experience and intellect. Her biggest test will be Thursday during the VP debate, and many feel McCain's future depends on it. Today's buzz: Is Sarah going to sink or swim?
- A piece in the NYT examines whether Palin is in fact ready to stand on her own after the Couric interview "alarmed" Republicans and provided material for a "devastating parody" on SNL. Take-away: "These rough two weeks have led some Republicans to reconsider their initial assessment that she would sharply increase Mr. McCain's appeal among women and independent voters."
- A week after the San Fran Chronicle began it's "Free Sarah Palin" campaign on its politics blog, it rehashes McCain's media run-around in a news analysis. Take-away: "The real loser in this game of hide-the-candidate: voters."
- The son of Ross Perot's running mate reminds us that debates don't always reveal a candidate's character. Take-away: "They are trying to define themselves in a short time-span, within a loaded political context."