On Talk Shows, Dems Slam Palin

As negative coverage of VP nom grows, Democrats go negative on Sunday shows
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2008 2:38 PM CDT
Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, reaches out to shake hands after arriving at a campaign rally in Carson City, Nev., Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008.    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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(Newser) – 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