Terrific: Caroline's qualified and experienced, says ... Palin

Not since my beloved boss dumped on atheists has there been heart-ache such as this.

Working moms have to look out for each other, I guess.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin expressed displeasure Friday with media reports of her recent comments about Caroline Kennedy.

“I was not commenting at all on Caroline Kennedy as a prospective U.S. senator, but rather on the seemingly arbitrary ways in which news organizations determine the level and kind of scrutiny given to those who aspire to public office,” Palin said. “In fact, I consider Ms. Kennedy qualified and experienced, and she could serve New York well.”

In an interview with conservative filmmaker John Ziegler for his coming move “How Obama Got Elected,” posted on YouTube on Wednesday, Palin said that Kennedy has gotten softer treatment in the press because of a “class issue.”

This may be the first thing she’s said for which she’ll get significant pushback from the base. Presumably she feels obliged to rubber-stamp Princess because her own VP resume was thin, but that concedes a point most conservatives refuse to concede — namely, that her two years as governor don’t count for much as a qualification for federal office, or at least for not much more than 51 years as an heiress to Camelot do. She has to tread lightly because of the gender politics involved, but if anything, Palin should be leading the charge in demanding that Caroline win an election somewhere before inheriting her senatorial birthright. Exit question for the ‘Cuda: How, exactly, is she qualified and experienced?