"I think she has pretty thoroughly — and probably irretrievably — proven that she is not up to the job of being president of the United States," David Frum, a former speechwriter for President Bush who is now a conservative columnist, tells the New York Times today. "If she doesn’t perform well, then people see it."
Frum compares Palin to former Vice President Dan Quayle, also mocked as an intellectual lightweight, perhaps unfairly.
"The story of Dan Quayle is he did probably 1,000 smart things as vice president, but his image was locked in and it was very difficult to turn around. And Dan Quayle never in his life has performed as badly as Sarah Palin in the last month," Frum said.