Karl Rove says Sarah Palin lacks gravitas needed to be president | Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota | WTSP.com 10 News
In the words of one of our most famous posters: Be afraid my left wing friends. Be very afraid.(CNN) - If Sarah Palin is looking for a top political strategist to help navigate the waters of her political future, Karl Rove may not be the guy.
The former top Bush aide says the former Alaska governor has not proven to have the "gravitas" to sit in the Oval Office - and, says Rove, her upcoming reality television show is only going to make things worse.
"With all due candor, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office,'" Rove told London's The Daily Telegraph in an interview published Wednesday night.
The senior GOP strategist, who, like Palin, is a contributor to Fox News, added that one of Palin's comments in the preview of her new show is particularly harmful to future political ambitions.
"I would rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office!" Palin is seen proclaiming in between scenes of kayaking and dog-sled excursions.