Can we now admit the obvious? Sarah Palin is utterly unqualified to be vice president. She is a feisty, charismatic politician who has done some good things in Alaska. But she has never spent a day thinking about any important national or international issue, and this is a hell of a time to start.
In these times, for John McCain to have chosen this person to be his running mate is fundamentally irresponsible. McCain says that he always puts country first. In this important case, it is simply not true.
Conservatives George Will, Kathleen Parker, Rod Dreher, Andrew Sullivan, Ross Douhat, David Frum, and on and on, join Zakaria and the rest of us in this assessment of Palin.
McCain first. Country last. And God help us all.