Okay, now we're really starting to understand why Todd Palin got so furious at Alaska Senate candidate (and Sarah Palin endorsee) Joe Miller. Because Fox News asked him again today about Sarah Palin's presidential qualifications, and he still answered vaguely.
In the nasty, two-week-old email that leaked yesterday, Todd Palin chastised Miller for giving a hesitant, meandering answer to a Fox News question about whether Sarah Palin was qualified to be president. After all, Sarah Palin's endorsement of Miller catapulted him to his surprising Senate primary victory, and the Palins expect a little love (/undying loyalty forever) in return.
Now that the "Palin-Miller FEUD" narrative has been quickly established in the past 24 hours, you'd think all parties would just want to end it right? Maybe, if Joe Miller got a second chance, he could just say "yes, she is qualified to be president," if that's what he so believes?
Or he could just awkwardly hedge some more, and only respond affirmatively in a constitutionally technical sense:
MEGYN KELLY: Let me just put it out there then: are you willing to say now whether you think Sarah Palin is qualified to be President?
JOE MILLER: You know, I'll tell you the exact same thing that I just said this last week while I was in D.C., and that is — she, if she puts her name in the hat and that's totally up to her, there are a number of others that are there, as well, any of which would be a far better Presidential candidate than what we've got right now in the Oval Office — but her decision to run is hers and hers alone.
It's not our decision as to whether or not she runs. It certainly is a sideline to what's going on in Alaska, and we aren't going to fall into the trap again that the media's trying to plant and create this as being some sort of a struggle between the Murkowskis and Palins, because that's not what this race...
KELLY: [interrupting].... I hear you, I hear you. I'm not trying to lay any trap. I'm just wondering, you know, she endorsed you, and Todd Palin was clearly upset that you wouldn't say whether she was qualified, and I wanted to give you the chance to, you know, say "yes" or "no", and it sounds like you're not really going to say "yes" or "no."
MILLER: No, let me make this unequivocal. She's done phenomenal things for this country, there's no question about that. She's elevated the debate critical to our race, and let me tell you also: we know what qualified means, don't we?
We know that we have a constitutional requirement for somebody that's gonna run for President. Of course, she's qualified.
The Yale-trained lawyer Joe Miller may just not understand the question, in the way that a human would. Fox News isn't looking for an objective, technical response. It's a matter of personal opinion. Obviously any native-born jackass over 35 can throw his or her name into the "hat," but do you think that person is capable of doing the job? It's not hard. We know that Sarah Palin wasn't secretly born in Kenya. Don't we? Hmm. Maybe this isn't so clear after all.