Apparently there are some dissenting voices amongst the Republican, conservatives, women who Palin was going to help bring to McCain. David Frum, conservative author for the National Post, writes “Ms. Palin is a bold pick, and probably a shrewd one. It’s not nearly so clear that she is a responsible pick, or a wise one.”
The Anchorage Daily News, which is the most well regarded of Alaska’s newspapers, in an article on various Alaskan politicians reactions to Palin for VP quotes State Senate President Lyda Green, a Republican from Palin’s hometown of Wasilla, as saying “She’s not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president? Look at what she’s done to this state. What would she do to the nation?” Obviously there is some kind of feud going on, but still interesting. To read why Green thinks these things and what other Republicans think click here.
Lastly the NY Times has an article based on interviewing numerous women around the US about Palin. Opinions varied, most who said they were Republicans viewed the choice positively, most Democrats viewed it negatively, and independents opinions were mixed (all big suprises), however the one fact that spread across party lines, “Not a single woman interviewed had heard of her before Friday.”