Conservative GOP people such as Sen. Chuck Hagel, David Brooks and George Will are putting their country first by speaking out on the real dangers of Sarah Palin's unreadiness and John McCain's impetuous, reckless judgment and temperament. While Palin is accomplished in her own way and has, for many, an appealing personality, her records reveal that she is also a deceptive, sly politician who lacks national and international know-how. What a dangerous combination.

Don't we need the best and most competent leaders to lead our country through the complexities and dangers of our changing world? To McCain and Palin: Thanks, but no thanks!

Janita Andersen