"I think he's quite complacent," the former Republican vice presidential hopeful said. "And I think he's in over his head. And I think he has poor advisers around him. And I think he's really in flux kind of when it comes to what his governing philosophy actually is. Some of this though is a result of he not having much experience and then a complicit media and maybe some voters who chose to not to allow him to be vetted very closely."
The Democratic National Committee's response:
"While former half-term governor Palin is certainly an expert in not being vetted, we put our trust in the judgment of the American people who rejected not only the broken policies she and Republicans continue to call for, but also this very kind of childish politics she continues to engage in," DNC national press secretary Hari Sevugan said. "What's been fully vetted and thoroughly rejected by the American people is the failed approach in tone and substance offered by Sarah Palin and her ilk."Palin's comments are quite interesting because they lack specifics - who are his poor advisors? What has changed about his governing philosophy? How has the media been complicit, especially when considering the 24/7 bombardment against the administration by groups like Fox or their online friend Andrew Breitbart, who have spread countless lies in order to control the flow of information?
The DNC had made some excellent points. While she argues that the president was not vetted thouroughly by the media or the public, what about Palin? She hid from the cameras during her run for VP and when she gave poor interviews or debates, she attacked the interviewee or debater (or moderator), she refused to release information the other candidates had, like complete medical records, and she failed to accept responsibility for her actions as governor, including numerous ethics violations and a complete disregard for transparency. On top of all that, she has now transformed herself into a celebrity entertainer who claims expertise in every field, from energy production to Islamic studies.
The DNC was correct in its assessment of the former half-term governor. The only problem is that unlike the GOP, which has an ally in Fox News (Fox's parent corporation recently made a million dollar donation to the Republicans), the DNC has no real national stage to make such announcements, placing Palin and the GOP at an unfair advantage.