George Will: keep nukes away from Sarah Palin

Conservative commentator and former Reagan aide George Will has been a constant critic of former Vice-Presidential candidate and Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, and Sunday on ABC's "This Week," he was clear in his comments: we shouldn't trust Sarah Palin with nuclear weapons.

Although prior polls have shown that Sarah Palin was trailing other GOP candidates, and quite a few reports indicate that the GOP do not want her to run, there is still much excitement over her "bus tour." That said, she always commands a great deal of attention.

In the commentary (embedded below), there were many opinions, but absolutely no one had any solid idea whether or not Palin was running. When asked, George Will, who was a harsh and early critic of Sarah Palin's VP candidacy, said "Two things are infinite. One is the expanding universe, and the other is media attention to Sarah Palin, who is a genius at manipulating it. But she has several political problems. The first of which is there's no undecided vote in this country anymore about Sarah Palin. Sure, second, the threshold question, not usually asked, but it’s in everyone’s mind in a presidential election. ‘Should we give this person nuclear weapons?’ And the answer [in Palin's case], answers itself.”

ABC News' Senior Political Correspondent Jonathan Karl said, "I see absolutely no evidence that Sarah Palin is preparing to run for president. Doesn't mean that she can change her mind, but look, she doesn't even have a scheduler; she has no donor network built up, she doesn't have a press secretary, even decision we can tell is being made strictly by Sarah and Todd Palin."

Ed Gillespie, American Republican political strategist and former Counselor to the President in the George W. Bush White House, said, "The media have a love-hate relationship with Sarah Palin. They hate her, but they love to cover her. She'll have a pretty big impact in terms of other candidates responding to her policy proposals, her activities, but like everyone else here I have no idea whether or not she's going to run or not."

Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile said, "Sarah Palin is a phenomenon. She doesn't need to run by the rules established by the Republicans. I think she's running; she sees a big opportunity."

Still when pressed, the panel seemed to agree that Tim Pawlenty was the person to beat among the GOP. Watch the video.

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Comments

Submitted by william legge (not verified) on
I find it amazing, that George Will and other elites say, she is not fit, and so on because she left early as governor, yet they have no problem with Christie , quiting to run only after a short stint. He doesn't like her because she is a true conservative like Reagan. George was late to support Ronald Reagan, late to support the tea party, and is missing the boat with Sarah Palin . So what's new?

Submitted by Bernard Webb (not verified) on
Sarah Palin as president? Good God. Why don't they run Snookie? She's more popular than the Grifter.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” — Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962. "Sarah Palin as president? Good God. Why don't they run Snookie? She's more popular than the Grifter."--Democratic political analyst, Bernard Webb, May 30, 2011.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
"There's no undecided vote in this country anymore about Sarah Palin." --George Will “There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.” — Albert Einstein, 1932.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Oh please! Liberal news stations are so out of touch with the American electorate. I trust Obama far less with all our country's resources! Get out and talk to the people and stop with the propaganda. No one is buying it anymore!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Please, he hasn't been a conservative for twenty years, hasn't been in touch with the people for fifteen years, and hasn't ever been noticed except by the type of RINOs that read "Newsweek".

Submitted by Jack McHugh (not verified) on
You've got to be kidding! Posting a video with Christiane Amanpour on the cover? I find her repulsive.