Syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker said she liked Palin at the outset “because she was so different. But she embarrassed us.” Another panelist, Dee Dee Myers, the former White House press secretary in the Clinton administration, said Palin “has the skills you can’t teach.” But Myers said there’s no evidence that Palin is “willing to do the hard, substantive work.” Given her “lack of discipline and intellectual seriousness” Palin couldn’t be elected to national office, Myers said.

Wallace did praise Todd Palin, the former governor’s husband and the so-called “first dude.” Todd Palin was an “extraordinary spouse,” Wallace said, adding that he will be a “great model for what the first husband will look like.”