Apparently, the selfsame self-righteous people who worked themselves all atwitter that Bill Clinton got a blowjob once (and investigated said act for, what, two years, and then impeached him for it) and basically ran poor John Edwards out of town are summoning every ounce of their moral outrage and righteous indignation now, because how dare anyone talk about Sarah Palin’s family. Most seem to miss the point that the speculation about who Trig Palin’s mother is was never about Bristol Palin but rather about Sarah; it was never so much speculation that the kid belonged to Bristol as it was that he might not belong to Sarah.
Oh, cesspool, they say! Outrageous rumormongering!
These, of course, are the same people that frothed at the mouth that Bill Clinton might have done pot, but never batted an eye that Bush had DUIs out the wazoo.
We should be looking at policy, they say.
Let’s. Straight from the horse’s mouth.
Palin on healthcare: “Take personal responsibility for personal health and all areas.”
Palin on the environment: opposed protection for salmon, wants to sue US government to stop listing the polar bear as endangered, encourages timber, mining, and drilling.
Palin on energy: global warming not manmade. Supports off-shore drilling.
Palin on education: teach creationism alongside evolution in schools. Let parents opt out of school books they find offensive. Teach abstinence, not sexuality/reproduction. Inspired a librarian to resign after the librarian refused to help Palin ban books, including works by Heller, Huxley, King, Rowling, and Shakespeare. That’s right: Sarah Palin wanted to ban Shakespeare.
Palin on civil rights: supports preservation of definition of “marriage” as between man and women. Okay to deny benefits to homosexual couples. Oh, and let’s not forget: anti-women’s rights. “Pro-life,” except, of course, when it comes to the death penalty.
Palin on Budget: entered Wasilla with balanced budget, left the town with more than $20 million in longterm debt.
Palin on Foreign Policy and Immigration: oh, wait. No real policies recorded for that yet. Her son’s in Iraq, though, and everyone knows McCain wants bomb-bomb-bomb, bomb-bomb Iran.
(source: On The Issues)
Forget the kids: does Sarah Palin really sound to you like the type of candidate America needs? I swear it’s like McCain chose a female mini-Me who couldn’t possibly be any more ignorant concerning any other issue around. There is not a single policy for which either Palin or McCain stand that could possibly justify anyone calling either a “maverick.”
And you know, just once, I’d like Barack Obama to show up to a speech in a kilt, because it seems all the damned PUMA people want is a candidate in a skirt.
September 4, 2008 at 11:03 pm
Obama does sound kinda scotish. O’Bama. O’Brian. O’Connor. O’Entrekin. Wait, that last one dosn’t work, yet, you can work a kilt. Odd.
I will point out that just about all politians have double standards. They point the finger at each other all day. Obama seems to be a little differen’t and if he does it he’s respectful enough to hide it alot.
She may not see polar bears as endangered because more are being spotted in towns but that’s only because they’re wilderness (the god damn ice) is disapearing.
I wish some one would ask the canidate if they would have solar panels installed for the white house. Enviroment aside, it would make things cheaper and in the event a black out happend for like a month the white house would not be affected. Watch what happends when a person with a lot of power is stuck in a place with no AC in the Virginia heat. They would go insane and declare war on Canada.
September 7, 2008 at 5:49 pm
I admit to sometimes missing the point entirely because I tend to over analyze everything. That was just an admonition because it’s not intentional that I stray away from in keeping with what you are addressing, although it made my head spin in a million different directions and sparked more, at least in my mind, about the poor judgements of Sarah Palin and all the surrounding circumstances. I became agitated about a conflicting viewpoint in one of previous posts, wrote up an unnecessary, excessive response, and then held it all back (and kept it, liking what clicked in the noggin) for the simple fact that it was not in keeping with the discussion at hand.
Thank you for that.
Synapses were like fireworks in my brain instead of the usual feeling of being so beat at the end of the day that all I can possibly think is my noodle has a cat running around bouncing a super ball off the inner walls of my cranium. “Boing-boing”
I know where I’m headed come November, and the fact that a vagina (sorry for the lack of sensitivity–it appears we are riding the Hilary wave since she is out of the race–the irony though, not a damn thing in common except both being women) will be on the ticket does not sway me. Palin’s ground on political issues and women’s rights is in staunch opposition to where I stand with my own views.
McCain is a poor choice for President– and Palin, oh my lord, Palin, because she’s a woman, may even be worse than McCain, given her beliefs she tries, and with slight success has pushed
Imagine the woman wielding more power. That’s a horrifying thought.
Obama is the fit for me, and say hypothetically for some reason he is unable to carry out his duties should he be elected Commander and Chief, I would prefer Joe Biden in spades over Sarah Palin being that I think he is just as qualified for the presidency as Obama is.
I agree. Maverick my ass.
September 7, 2008 at 8:13 pm
It takes more than a vagina to impress me.
September 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm
@Gotham: good point, re: polar bears. And I never thought of solar panels on the White House.
@Rachel: I didn’t think that lacked sensitivity. Then again, I say ‘twat’ all the time, so.
@Trista: ZOMG hi! Miss you, too.
And really? Vaginas always impress me. But then again, I’m a dude, so.