Journalist Carl Bernstein joined the "Morning Joe" panel to discuss Sarah Palin formally relinquishing the governorship of Alaska yesterday.
And he did not mince words regarding her fitness for national office, calling Palin "ignorant" and a "demagogue."
Bernstein also argued that Palin is being taken seriously by the conservative wing of the Republican party, considering her qualifications, in a way that would not happen if she were a Democrat:
And I think there's a kind of obeisance that the conservative movement has paid to this person. If a liberal Democrat were to be in a similar position, conservatives would run her out of town, as would sensible Democrats . . . [McCain] committed an almost unpatriotic act in picking Sarah Palin because she's manifestly unqualified for high office.