Transcript of his interview with Sarah Palin on her book tour:
Bill O'Reilly: Let me be very bold and fresh again, do you believe that you are smart enough, incisive enough, intellectual enough to handle the most powerful job in the world?
Sarah Palin: I believe that I am because I have common sense and I have I believe the values that I think are reflective of so many other American values, and I believe that what Americans are seeking is not the elitism, the uhm, the ah, a kind of spineless, spinelessness that perhaps is made up for that with some kind of elite, Ivy league education and, and a fat resume that is based on anything but hard work and private sector, free enterprise principles. Americans are could be seeking something like that in positive change in their leadership, I'm not saying that that has to be me.
So you don't need an education and you don't need much of a resume, just a belief you have common sense and values.
Some argue if you aren't a supporter of Palin, you are intimidated by her (and her presumed electability to the office of president). By her benchmark most house cats could be qualified. After all, most house cats don't do things that will get them hurt, they lie in the sun to warm themselves when they are cold and by the air conditioning vent when they are hot...common sense.
Cats value life, liberty and happiness. They have good food, water, and loving people to care for them...and anyone with a house cat knows they have liberty all over the house and are quite happy eating, sleeping, and lounging about...values.
There you have it: most house cats have just gone through (and passed) the vetting process Sarah Palin would put a vice-presidential nominee through.
Liberals aren't against Sarah Palin because they are afraid of her. They are against her because she isn't very bright yet believes she is qualified to be president of the United States. The even more frightening thing is that there are many out there who believe she is qualified and would vote for her if she were to run in 2012.
What is even more startling is that earlier in the interview, she claimed one of the reasons she resigned as governor of Alaska was that she was entering her lame duck session and "didn't want to put Alaskans through it". How considerate. Doesn't that seem to indicate she'd resign other offices (including the presidency) once she entered a lame duck phase of those as well?
Sounds like a quitter to me.
Good-bye and good riddance, Sarah.