Lawrence Eagleburger On Palin: Not Ready

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He has endorsed McCain for President, but when asked if Palin is ready, the former Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush said the following…

“Look, of course not. I don’t think at the moment she is prepared to take over the reins of the presidency. I can name for you any number of other vice presidents who were not particularly up to it either.

So the question, I think, is can she learn and would she be tough enough under the circumstances if she were asked to become president, heaven forbid that that ever takes place?

Give her some time in the office and I think the answer would be, she will be adequate. I can’t say that she would be a genius in the job. But I think she would be enough to get us through a four year, well I hope not, get us through whatever period of time was necessary.

And I devoutly hope that it would never be tested.”

You can listen here to the whole thing, but…wow. I mean, what else can you say to something like that?

And here’s a bit more why Eagleburger is actually pretty important…

The indictment of Palin was all the more biting because both she and McCain have held Eagleburger up repeatedly during the past several weeks as evidence that the Republican ticket has firm standing and support within foreign policy circles. (In fact, McCain conferred with Eagleburger by phone just this week, on matters pertaining to national security.)

Devastating stuff at this point in the campaign.

Listen to the whole thing here…