Washington (CNN) - On the same day Sarah Palin rallied cheering Tea Party crowds in Boston, she was also causing a stir hundreds of miles away - in Kentucky.
At issue is a contentious Kentucky Senate primary battle that pits Secretary of State Trey Grayson against Rand Paul, a physician and the son of former GOP presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
Palin has already weighed in on the race, endorsing Paul and donating money to his campaign.
But Grayson apparently doesn't think the endorsement counts for much: On Wednesday, Grayson said the former Alaska governor is not qualified to be president.
Grayson was asked during an editorial board meeting with the Louisville Courier-Journal, "Is Sarah Palin qualified to be president of the United States?" His reply: "Not today."
He went on to point out that Palin was qualified to be vice president in 2008. "I think she had the position to be vice president, but she wasn't running for president," Grayson said. "I thought Sen. McCain was the best candidate to be president in the last election."
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday indicates that President Barack Obama would top the former Alaska governor by double digits in a possible 2012 general election showdown, and that Palin comes in third in a hypothetical horserace for the next GOP presidential nomination.