Saturday, November 6, 2010

Did Bush Diss Palin?

Did former President George W. Bush state that Sarah Palin was unqualified to be President?

The New York Daily News cites an anonymous GOP source who claims Bush didn't like John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate. The source said, "Naming Palin makes Bush think less of McCain as a man."

Well, Bush and McCain weren't exactly golf buddies. If those are an accurate reflection of his views then it would seem they are directed more at McCain than at Palin.

Still, I wonder if Bush will publicly deny the claim.

Bush has done an interview with Oprah which will air later this week when his book comes out. Oprah asked Bush about Palin's presidential prospects and he declined to comment.

I'm interested to see if Bill O'Reilly will ask Tonya Reiman will comment on Bush's body language in response to Oprah's Palin question.

Now for all anyone knows the anonymous GOP source has an axe to grind against Palin and using the former President to justify his or her animus.

If on the other hand Bush isn't fond of Palin that actually might help her. There are a lot of Tea Party activists who are less than enamored with Bush's economic and fiscal policies. There are also a lot of people outside the Tea Party movement who don't think much of Bush's presidency. If they perceive that Bush doesn't like Palin then they might be inclined to give Palin a second look.

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