Politico’s Hit Piece on Palin August 30, 2008Posted by geoff in News, Politics.
Hot Air linked to a Politico article, where “presidential scholars” are belittling Sarah Palin’s qualifications:
Presidential scholars say she appears to be the least experienced, least credentialed person to join a major-party ticket in the modern era.
That’s a nasty little soundbite, even with the qualifier “appears to be” included. But just for chuckles, let’s have a look at the sources* they consulted to arrive at that indeterminate, but damning, conclusion:
- Joel Goldstein: former National Vice President and regional President of the American Jewish Congress
- Matthew Dallek: former speechwriter for Dick Gephart
- David Kennedy: “I’m a very active Democrat . . . I’ve been a delegate to the national convention. I’ve actively supported several presidential candidacies.”
- Doris Kearns Goodwin: Democrat, former LBJ aide. Married to Dick Goodwin, LBJ speechwriter
Of course, Politico didn’t bother to mention any of these affiliations. Just like they didn’t bother to get a contra viewpoint.
Nice work, gents.
*Stephen Hess of Brookings was also quoted, but didn’t say anything about Ms. Palin
UPDATE: Slublog points out that Goldstein and Kennedy are both Obama contributors