BREEZEWOOD, Pa. — Has the list of former secretaries of state supporting the Republican ticket been whittled down to four?
In an interview on National Public Radio on Thursday, Lawrence Eagleburger, who served during the second term of President George H.W. Bush, was asked if Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska is prepared to be president.
“It is a very good question,” Mr. Eagleburger replied. After pausing, he said, “I’m being facetious here. Look, I don’t think — of course not.”
Mr. Eagleburger then added: “Give her some time in the office and I think the answer would be, she will be adequate. I can’t say that she would be a genius in the job. But I think she would be enough to get us through a four-year — well, I hope not — get us through whatever period.”