Palin's not ready

Everyone seems to have a Sarah Palin story of ignored calls, mishandled invitations or unanswered e-mail. Disorganized is how one might charitably describe the Palin operation.

“Basically, it’s just rude,” says one political operative who is a Palin fan. “They’ve been running the great snub machine. That’s the reason the boys in the Republican Party are unhappy with her.”…

There’s more — and stories vary — but a common theme emerges: Seven months after the election, Palin still can’t shoot straight. Unless something changes dramatically and soon, “Missed Opportunity” should be the title of her memoir…

Of course, it’s not that Palin has nothing else to do. But her problem is the same as it was a year ago. She isn’t ready. For whatever reason — skittishness, distrust or, quite possibly, executive weakness — Palin has been unable to make the transition from Alaska politics to the Big Game Hunt of the national arena.