Wednesday, September 8, 2010

TPM-Fmr. McCain Adviser: GOP Hooked On The "Cocaine" of Sarah Palin

Former adviser to Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, Doug Holtz-Eakin: MSNBC/Talking Point
(Story reported by Brian Beutler for Talking Points

On MSNBC yesterday, former McCain campaign economic adviser Doug Holtz-Eakin faced a tough question from Dylan Ratigan. For all the Democrats flaws, Ratigan mused, isn't being ruled by alcoholics better than being ruled by alcoholic coke-heads?

No joke.

"Are we setting ourselves up to quit drinking by beginning to snort cocaine in November in addition to drinking?" Ratigan asked Holtz-Eakin.

In a telling answer, Holtz-Eakin confessed that the Republican party has been too obsessed with Sarah Palin, and Palin-like personalities, and has thus not had enough time to prepare its leaders to govern.

"Let's get away from the politics of personalities," Holtz-Eakin admonished. "Let's not talk about a Sarah Palin all the time, and let's have, again, a debate about ideas..... Unfortunately, what interrupted that is the 

Democrats ruled so poorly that the Republicans are now back in play quickly and they're now trying to do that faster than may be possible."

(Click here to read the full story on the Talking Points website)

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