Gov. Barbour Refuses To Call Palin "Qualified" To Be President

November 19, 2009 6:00 pm ET — Matt Finkelstein

Tonight on Hardball, Chris Matthews asked Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) whether Sarah Palin is qualified to be president.  Apparently flummoxed by the question, Barbour declined to give a direct answer, saying only that "constitutionally, she sure is" qualified.  When Matthews pushed Barbour to give a final answer, Barbour said, "I don't know of anything that disqualifies her."