Bill Kristol: Palin Should Do Sunday Newsers
Finally! Somebody on the far right wing is suggesting that Palin actually stand up to the best in the business.
Chris Wallace, on Fox New Sunday, said that Sarah Palin will not do any Sunday show in the entire campaign. “This has been a challenge that all serious candidates have always felt they had to meet,” Wallace said.
Then Wallace asked Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard editor and longtime Palin booster, if she was”afraid” to do a Sunday show. […]
“I’m told she would be happy to do a TV show, if she hasn’t gotten authorization,” Kristol said. “I hope she breaks free this week,” Kristol added. “She should do Fox New Sunday and every show, as far as I’m concerned, next Sunday.”
Well, at this point, if I were McCain I wouldn’t let her do it. I mean, talk about a high pressure situation. Can you imagine her flubbing an interview yet again? The consequences would be disastrous. Dems could ride another awful Palin sound bite right to a 60 seat super majority in the Senate.
But I can see why Kristol is calling for this. I think it’s obvious from his previous comments about her that he’s angling for Palin to be the nominee in 2012. That’s why he’s supporting this “rogue” strategy. But she has to be able to stand on her own two feet, and if she fails, well, Kristol can move on to somebody like Romney or Pawlenty.
However, let me revise a previous statement I made about Palin. She could be the nominee in 2012. But she has to write a serious political book about her conservative conviction and it has to take hold and spread like wildfire throughout the base. That’s the only way she can build a compelling and consistent narrative for a 2012 run.
Will it happen?