"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 [pause] 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."
OUCH! With friends like that who needs enemies? McCain frequently cites Eagleburger as one of his top supporters and immediately threw out his name to counterpunch Colin Powell's endorsement of Obama. You've got to admire Eagleburger's honesty since he had the guts to say what everyone else in the Republican Party surely thinks but doesn't say out loud. Eagleburger, who served as Secretary of State under George Bush, Sr., has made it clear he doesn't think Palin is smart enough to get us through whatever period of time might be needed in a crisis. Brilliant!
Anyone thinking of voting for McCain needs to take one thought in the voting booth with them: Do you want to put Palin in the Oval Office? This woman shouldn't even have the keys to the Governor's house in Alaska much less the code to the U.S. nuclear arsenal. McCain tried to trick Americans into thinking Palin was a qualified candidate for VP - let's treat her to a one-way ticket back to Alaska.