Conservatives: “Sarah Palin as president gives me acid reflux”

Jake Tapper, over at Political Punch, notes that many conservatives are continutally embarrassed by Gov. Sarah Palin.  They are speaking out about her inability to understand the talking points she throws out to crowds.

“The thought of Sarah Palin as president gives me acid reflux,” Chris Buckley tells the New York Times. He said his father, the late conservative icon William F. Buckley, “would have been appalled.”

Writes Peggy Noonan, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin “is a person of great ambition, but the question remains: What is the purpose of the ambition? She wants to rise, but what for?…She doesn’t think aloud. She just . . . says things….She does not speak seriously but attempts to excite sensation…

“In the past two weeks she has spent her time throwing out tinny lines to crowds she doesn’t, really, understand. This is not a leader, this is a follower, and she follows what she imagines is the base, which is in fact a vast and broken-hearted thing whose pain she cannot, actually, imagine. She could reinspire and reinspirit; she chooses merely to excite. She doesn’t seem to understand the implications of her own thoughts…

Peggy Noonan wrote a critical op-ed entitled Palin’s Failin that Jake Tapper took a few excerpts from, here are more of Noonan’s observations.

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