First of all, Dear Republicans, quit treating your candidate like she is a delicate flower. If she is, she ain’t qualified to be VP. Tonight should be a knock down drag out fight. Biden should not have to be careful to make sure he doesn’t bruise the delicate flower. All the women I debate with need no such special treatment. Neither does Palin. So Palin — BRING IT. Biden, take her down.
Palin's great moment
A friend sent me this. We’ve all seen that Palin clip by now. I think it is maybe the first time that SNL was able to use a quote word for word and have it be absolutely hilarious. Jack is mad and he should be.
I would forgive Palin for having one bad moment. We all say stupid things. Lord knows micadelic is going to paste some Obama clip to insure proper balance. But with Palin they are ALL bad moments. I haven’t heard her say an intelligent thing yet, outside of her speech at the convention. She’s not quick on her feet, she’s not well-informed, she’s not highly educated and she’s not articulate. She would be a horrible candidate for President. With McCain being 72 years old, she is running for President. And thus the MaCain-Palin ticket is excluded from being a serious choice for your vote.
I know, I’m some big elitist because I want our highest leaders to be highly intelligent.
Palin is a liability
Palin is a liability to McCain and the US of A. She is the intellectual equivalent of George W. Bush. She is not educated, not informed, not intellectually curious, not quick on her feet and completely inappropriate for the job of President. It has nothing to do with her being a woman. I’m glad that we are starting to get women in these races. I would love to vote for a woman for President if she shared my views and demonstrated the skills necessary to do the job.
Palin is doing the one thing that a VP candidate should never do — weakening the ticket. The Republican ticket consists of an old man who can’t seem to control his campaign and a woman who clearly doesn’t have a clue. The financial crisis on Wall St. is damning as hell to the incumbent party and I think we are at the beginning of a McCain tailspin to defeat.
It’s clearly not over yet, but the Palin love affair, with the exception of the most brain-washed pro-lifers, is completely over.
Sarah Palin's daughter
I wonder — didn’t Sarah Palin talk to her daughter about safe sex? Did she talk to her about birth control? Apparently the abstinence approach didn’t work? That’s odd.
Note: I’m not picking on her daughter. I did many stupid things at that age, too. I do wonder if Sarah Palin’s views on birth control put her daughter at risk of sexually transmitted disease. I also wonder whether her very public pro-life “family values” will force her daughter into a teen marriage for political reasons.
McCain's creationist running mate
The Minnesota Independent has a fairly damning summary of Sarah Palin. The worst part is she seems to favor teaching creationism along side evolution:
The volatile issue of teaching creation science in public schools popped up in the Alaska governor’s race this week when Republican Sarah Palin said she thinks creationism should be taught alongside evolution in the state’s public classrooms.
Palin was answering a question from the moderator near the conclusion of Wednesday night’s televised debate on KAKM Channel 7 when she said, ‘Teach both. You know, don’t be afraid of information. Healthy debate is so important, and it’s so valuable in our schools. I am a proponent of teaching both.’
She later clarified to say “…she would not push the state Board of Education to add such creation-based alternatives to the state’s required curriculum.”
She’s pro-life, pro-drilling-in-ANWR and she “invokes God in every decision she makes”.
I’m glad McCain chose a woman and I’m not going to condemn her myself until I learn more. But so far it does not look good.