Kathleen Parker is a reliable conservative columnist, but really if judgment is an issue, can we expect McCain to be man enough to admit he used poor judgment in selecting Palin? I don't think so. He'd probably blame Clinton Palin Problem by Kathleen Parker on National Review Online As weâ€™ve seen and heard more from John McCainâ€™s running mate, it is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem. Quick study or not, she doesnâ€™t know enough about economics and foreign policy to make Americans comfortable with a President Palin should conditions warrant her promotion. ... Palinâ€™s recent interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and now Katie Couric have all revealed an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League.