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Sarah Palin's passionate and repeated defense of talk show host Dr. Laura shows the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate is "no longer fit to lead," prominent black conservatives say.
The Daily Beast's John Avlon interviewed black leaders in the Republican Party and conservative movement and found few willing to back Palin's defense of Laura Schlessinger, who announced this week she would be ending her long-running radio show after using the "n-word" 11 times during a debate with a caller.
Michel Faulkner, a Republican challenging House Rep. Charlie Rangel in this fall's election, told Avlon: “Why Sarah Palin feels she needs to join in to Dr. Laura’s personal meltdown is beyond me. She’s sounding like she just likes to hear her own voice—and the voice that she has is no longer credible. It says that a leading voice among conservatives has joined the ranks of the entertainers—trying to shock us each day with more and more outlandish commentary. And at that moment that person is no longer fit to lead.”
The anger at Palin coming from black conservatives led Avlon to conclude that Palin "might finally have gone too far and picked a fight she cannot win."
Originally posted by fooks
i guess i will be waiting for the black dems to jump in and say they will not
vote for her in 2012.
That was just hilarious, but I like my milfs w/ a little more sense, and well Palin is rather lacking in that area.
While I found Palin's book (although I realize it was ghostwritten) more intelligent than I had expected, she has never struck me as a mental heavyweight.
Oddly enough, I find her likable even as I think she is something of a dodo. She is not, however, up to one of the highest offices in the country and she probably never will be.
I think she is over-identifying with Dr. Laura in a way that shows her vulnerability to criticism or any kind of opposition. You have to have a thick skin to be a politician. I'm a little surprised at Palin's vehemence, though, as before reading her defense of Schlesinger I would not have thought even she was dumb enough to defend racism.
I think the only reasons the right was keeping her around anyway were her "star quality" and sex appeal.