POLITICS
08/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Olbermann Tackles Palin's Strange Resignation And Her 'Paling' Political Future (VIDEO)

In a segment MSNBC labeled "Palin's Paling Prospects," Keith Olbermann and Richard Wolffe tackle the strange phenomenon of the Palin resignation saga, from her initial resignation press conference to the follow-up interviews she gave this morning while dressed in a fisherman's waders.

Wolffe summed up why he believes Palin's political future is in danger:

Her skill set was supposed to be public presentation, and she flubbed it enormously. All of these interviews we've just been seeing, including Andrea Mitchell's wonderful scene at the fish lake there, it was all designed as a catch up, as a recovery job, for that botched attempt just before July 4th weekend. So if she can't do the public presentation, if she can't explain herself right, if she loses her authentic voice and comes up with all these platitudes about the troops or about doing it all for Alaska, then what does she represent? And the message to Bill Kristol is it's not that people are scared of her, it's that they're shocked at how, frankly, incompetent she is at the thing she's supposed to be strong at.