Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin

This post from MoveOn.org sums up nicely how insane and against absolutely EVERYTHING I believe Sarah Palin is. She is such a loon that it is terrifying for me to realize that there are people in the world who think like her and live in the non-reality that she lives in. Whew! I'm not sure what dimension she lives in, but it isn't the one I live in.
Read on!!!!
Love. Justin

Yesterday was John McCain's 72nd birthday. If elected, he'd be the oldest president ever inaugurated. And after months of slamming Barack Obama for "inexperience," here's who John McCain has chosen to be one heartbeat away from the presidency: a right-wing religious conservative with no
foreign policy experience, who until recently was mayor of a town of 9,000 people.
Huh?
Who is Sarah Palin?
Here's some basic background:


* She was elected Alaska's governor a little over a year and a half ago.
Her previous office was mayor of Wasilla, a small town outside Anchorage.
She has no foreign policy experience.1

* Palin is strongly anti-choice, opposing abortion even in the case of
rape or incest.2

* She supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in 2000. 3

* Palin thinks creationism should be taught in public schools.4

* She's doesn't think humans are the cause of climate change.5

* She's solidly in line with John McCain's "Big Oil first" energy policy.
She's pushed hard for more oil drilling and says renewables won't be ready
for years. She also sued the Bush administration for listing polar bears as an endangered species�she was worried it would interfere with more oil drilling in Alaska.6

* How closely did John McCain vet this choice? He met Sarah Palin once at a meeting. They spoke a second time, last Sunday, when he called her about being vice-president. Then he offered her the position.7


This is information the American people need to see. Please take a moment to forward this email to your friends and family.
We also asked Alaska MoveOn members what the rest of us should know about their governor. The response was striking. Here's a sample:
She is really just a mayor from a small town outside Anchorage who has been a governor for only 1.5 years, and has ZERO national and international experience. I shudder to think that she could be the person taking that 3AM call on the White House hotline, and the one who could potentially be charged with leading the US in the volatile international
scene that exists today.
�Rose M., Fairbanks, AK

She is VERY, VERY conservative, and far from perfect. She's a hunter and fisherwoman, but votes against the environment again and again. She ran on ethics reform, but is currently under investigation for several charges involving hiring and firing of state officials. She has NO
experience beyond Alaska.
�Christine B., Denali Park, AK

As an Alaskan and a feminist, I am beyond words at this announcement.Palin is not a feminist, and she is not the reformer she claims to be.
�Karen L., Anchorage, AK

Alaskans, collectively, are just as stunned as the rest of the nation. She is doing well running our State, but is totally inexperienced on the national level, and very much unequipped to run the nation, if it came to
that. She is as far right as one can get, which has already been
communicated on the news. In our office of thirty employees (dems,
republicans, and nonpartisans), not one person feels she is ready for the V.P. position.
�Sherry C., Anchorage, AK

She's vehemently anti-choice and doesn't care about protecting our
natural resources, even though she has worked as a fisherman. McCain chose her to pick up the Hillary voters, but Palin is no Hillary.
�Marina L., Juneau, AK

I think she's far too inexperienced to be in this position. I'm all for a woman in the White House, but not one who hasn't done anything to deserve
it. There are far many other women who have worked their way up and have much more experience that would have been better choices. This is a patronizing decision on John McCain's part- and insulting to females everywhere that he would assume he'll get our vote by putting "A Woman" in that position.
�Jennifer M., Anchorage, AK

So Governor Palin is a staunch anti-choice religious conservative. She's a global warming denier who shares John McCain's commitment to Big Oil.
And she's dramatically inexperienced.In picking Sarah Palin, John McCain has made the religious right very happy.

www.MoveOn.org

8 comments:

Tash said...

This is actually outrageous!

I think the state the US is in already is unfortunate, made only by those in charge, and those facts about Palin just show to reason of why a reform needs to be done, equality needs to be brought forward and creationism should NOT be taught in Public Schools. By electing her as a Vice if John is put into Power, we will have a 72 year old, and a woman with very little experience and very little knowledge for how people run.

Every human is different, every human follows a different way of life a different religion and belief, creationism is already putting a mark on everyone to be the same, and as young children, your brain won't think the way that we do, you won't think it's bad to be in a group with everyone else.

They're targeting the youth, which is incorrect, make sure John doesn't get elected.

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colourlesshero said...

Well, i gotta say, as a Christian i hate that my faith is so often brought under the spotlight when people use the Bible as their justification for ignorance.
I want everyone reading this blog to know that Sarah Palin is in the minority of christians, and her views do not truly reflect the ones of the majority of christians in the world. The main thing taught from the bible is LOVE. Love for your neighbour, for every person on this planet. I take this to be gay, straight, black, white, christian and not.
-Anyway, aside from that, you'd have to be stupid to believe in creationism in this day & age, not least with all the evidence towards evolution.
And as for her stance on abortion, in my opinion it's just disgusting.
I sincerley hope for every American out there that Mccain doesn't get elected, because even from over here in the UK, i can see that he'd do FAR more bad than good, especially judging by the people he surrounds himself with.

cwatts said...

at first, i was excited to see a woman vice presidential candidate, even though i'm not republican and would DIE before i voted for mccain. the more i know about her, though, the less excited i am. i will go so far to say that she's a disgrace to america. she goes against many things we stand for, and yet republicans say she is. and the crap about her suing the bush administration for placing polar bears on the endangered species list? as a hunter/fisher, she should KNOW that if polar bears go extinct, that throws off the ecosystem and her hunting plans will ALWAYS get screwed over.

and creationism? WHEN WILL PEOPLE LEARN THE CREATION STORIES IN THE BIBLE WERE SYMBOLIC? why can't a god exist and evolution happen because that god wanted it to happen? hell, the big bang theory was developed by a JESUIT PRIEST. why couldn't the big bang have happened through her god as well?

kendra said...

she's ridiculous.
mccain's ridiculous.
i hate her and mccain.
i'd rather have to spend 20 minutes with bush then vote for them. haha thats saying alottt :P
but seriously.. mccains gonna die while in office. and palin knows shit. "what exactly does the vp do?" what the fuck? ah!
oh.. and mccains commericials.
did he not learn anything from school? you're suppose to make YOURSELF look good. not ur opponent look bad. its like high school on tv, damnit. he and palin get me so mad >:0

Elizabeth said...

Sarah Palin brings three words to mind America is SCREWED! we are screwed period if Senator Mccain becomes president of the US. How can this woman who is a hunter not believe that the polar bears are becoming extinct-and then try to sue the Bush administration for putting them on the endangered species list? and Creationism? You have got to be kidding? Like a previous comment that I read-we should be teaching children of the new generation to give self respect to others, not teach them that there is only one mold to fit into. That is so ridiculous.
I was born and raised in AZ and have developed a strong dislike for Mccain since I became interested in what was going on in the world at about age 12;he just looked like a liar to me in my eyes. And I strongly believe that Mccain is not right to run this country nor is this Palin woman. He is too much with the GWB standards to my liking, my parents can't keep surviving with agenda that he is putting out to the public, and I don't stand for what he believes is right-that we have to remain so dependent on foreign oil and that we will stay in Iraq/Afghanistan for another 100years+ if we have to . He has no plans on removing our troops to bring them back home and that sickens me.
If I could vote in this election I would vote for Barak Obama. I think in this election people are basing their votes on age and not what good a person will bring to this country. The US needs a change and I believe Barak can bring this change.

godisasock said...

Wow, sounds like a real psycho.

At least she's pretty?

Nah, that doesn't work.

I dunno, I got nothing.

Boy, Republicans. You sure do know how to choos 'em.

Sarcastically,
Kevin

Donna O'Neill said...

wow, as if someone who is openly anti-choice could be chosen for vp? Surely this doesn't reflect some kind of general concensus, i'm hopeful that there is not any sufficient level of community acceptance for this sort of thing in the U.S. I do my best to understand U.S. politics being from the uk but this just seems a tad surreal. I get that campaigns are run with money, favours, contacts etc....but surely there is some kind of public outrage at this. protests??
if indeed McCain died in office(forbid he ever gets elected) the U.S. would be controlled by a backward anti-feminist who has no experience with foreign policy etc.
Im well confused, how did this happen??
Donna
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Kellie said...

What offends me most about the Republicans chooing Sarah Palin is that I get the distinct impression I shouldn't worry my pretty little head about her politics. Do they assume I'd vote for her because she's a female? Or that anyone would? (sadly, there are people who will)

The feeling I get from my republican friends is that they find her to be relatable; they like her soccer mom looks and the "energy" she brings to the campaign. They seem to not care at ALL what she stands for politically; I don't even think they want to know. And they seem perfectly willing to close their eyes and hope John McCain doesn't die.

That kind of apathy and denial during such an important election is terribly frightening.

My blog about her:
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=4819221&blogID=428619391