Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic
When Kathleen Parker began her latest column, she assumed it would be received like any other. She was wrong. When many of her conservative fans read her argument that Sarah Palin is not ready to be Vice President, and should step aside for the good of her party, they openly rebelled. She's under siege, she says, and feels like she hit a raw nerve; putting voice to an opinion many have, but won't dare say out loud. Weeks ago, Parker was among Palin's biggest fans:
When Palin first emerged as John McCain's running mate, I confess I was delighted. She was the antithesis and nemesis of the hirsute, Birkenstock-wearing sisterhood - a refreshing feminist of a different order who personified the modern successful working mother.
"It was fun while it lasted," she wrote:
Palin's recent interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and now Katie Couric have all revealed an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League.
If you are or were a fan of Sarah Palin's pick to be VP, what do you think now?