Several GOP senators offered searing criticism of the blithering dodo when asked in recent interviews whether she could pose a credible challenge to President Obama in 2012.
“She has to hunker down and govern and show she’s not a joke,” said a GOP lawmaker, rolling his eyes.
Palin has shown herself to be a magnet for political drama since McCain tapped her as his running mate in August. This penchant for melodrama has left a bad taste among some members of the stately GOP Senate conference.
One GOP senator questioned whether Palin has enough gravitas for voters to trust her in tough economic times.