Uh-oh! Sarah Palin's bid for President just received a pretty credible non-endorsement. According to New York's Daily News, former President George W. Bush "has told friends the ex-Alaska governor isn't qualified to be President and criticizes Arizona Sen. John McCain for putting Palin on the 2008 GOP ticket and handing her a national platform." And, if there's anyone who knows being unqualified to be President, it is George W. Bush.
What's Fox going to do now?
According to the Daily News, "'Naming Palin makes Bush think less of McCain as a man,' a Republican official familiar with Bush's thinking told the Daily News. 'He thinks McCain ran a lousy campaign with an unqualified running mate and destroyed any chance of winning by picking Palin.'"
We've detailed the simmering feud between Palin and Fox News contributor and former Bush advisor Karl Rove, which culminated in a half-hearted apology to Palin on last night's Hannity. Rove had reportedly claimed that her Discovery Channel show would harm Palin's potential presidential bid (that and her general lack of "gravitas") and on Hannity, Rove apologized...for his comments about her television show.
Anyone want to make any bets on who the Daily News' anonymous Republican source is? By the looks of it, it seems entirely possible that the Palin/Rove 2012 feud is not over--it's just been taken underground.