Frankly, I don’t have anything to add to this quote from Tony Perkins which I assume is supposed to be some sort of defense of Sarah Palin:
Some leading opinion makers traditionally on the right – from George Will and Peggy Noonan to Kathleen Parker and David Frum – have questioned whether Mrs. Palin has the right stuff or any stuff at all to command the armed forces, direct foreign policy and guide domestic economic policy if Mr. McCain, at 72 and with a history of cancer, wins and then suffers some medical incapacity.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said that whether swing voters and blue-collar white ethnic voters like the way she answers moderator Gwen Ifill’s questions Thursday night will depend in part on whether her handlers let “Sarah be herself.”
Mr. Perkins said his biggest concern is that she not be “overscripted,” adding that Mr. Will and Miss Noonan make important contributions but are applying an overly demanding standard for articulateness to Mrs. Palin.
“Not everybody’s an intellectual,” he said.