Smelling blood, Democrats
—with help from a surprise Republican
—continued to rail on Sarah Palin on the Sunday talk shows, accusing the Republican VP pick of stretching the truth about her experience, Politico reports. The highlights:
- “She doesn’t know anything, and she is not ready to be vice president,” says Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) on CBS’ Face The Nation. “The interview that Americans saw on Thursday and Friday was similar to when I didn’t read a book in high school and had to read the Cliff’s Notes and phone in my report.”
- “Women have been voting on our side of the ticket because they pay attention to the policies that matter,” says Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Face the Nation
- “Here’s the issue with Gov. Palin. She’s a governor. … That’s good executive experience. She’s telegenic. She’s smart. But there are just a lot of distortions about her record that are coming out," Gov. Bill Richardson told CNN's Late Edition.
- John McCain has "gone one step too far, and [is] sort of attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond the 100% truth test,” says former GOP operative Karl Rove on Fox News Sunday