Alaska Republican Senate hopeful Joe Miller already got into a heap of trouble this week for not going to bat for Sarah Palin. And now Palin’s other protégé, Christine O’Donnell, has also refused to answer, when asked, whether Palin is qualified to be president.
The fateful moment came deep in an interview with CNN yesterday.
“Is Sarah Palin qualified to be president?”
“”Is she running for president?” O’Donnell asked back. “Again, hypothetical.”
When Miller slipped up this week, he got an angry email from would-be first dude Todd Palin, and reluctantly got back on point. It’s still unclear whether the Palins noticed O’Donnell’s heresy, or how they’ll respond.
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