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Thursday, September 4, 2008

«Issues With Sarah Palin»

Sarah Palin, a Missed Heartbeat Away.I'm a resident of Alaska, and I approve of This Message on Total Drek.

I was going to talk about what I think of Sarah Palin as Vice President after the shock wore off, but Drek beat me to it. Let me just do a quick rundown of the issues Drek outlined, rearranged according to my views of Pro and Con:

CONS:

  1. Sarah Palin opposes same-sex marriage and would deny benefits to same-sex couples.
  2. Sarah Palin supports creationism in the classroom.
  3. Sarah Palin is anti-choice in virtually all cases, supporting abortion only when necessary for the health of the mother. She believes even rape victims must carry the child.
  4. Sarah Palin opposes sex education other than "abstinence only."
  5. Sarah Palin isn't sure she thinks Alaska should be part of the United States.
  6. And, might I add one to the list: Sarah Palin's complete lack of experience if McCain should die.

PROS:
  1. Sarah Palin believes that global warming has nothing to do with human causes. Let me just say I somewhat agree with her on this one. We may be accelerating the warming process, but I think it's a natural cycle. So this is actually a "Pro" for me. This was a "Con" of Drek's.
  2. Sarah Palin supports drilling in ANWR. And so do I, so this is a "Pro" for me as well. This was a "Con" of Drek's.
  3. She is, by all accounts, female. We haven't had a female Vice President before.
  4. Would prove that even pageant runner-ups can be Vice President.
  5. Makes it apparent just how old John McCain really is

Overall, I agree with Drek and really don't want to see the McCain/Palin team in the White House. So I will be voting for Obama, and here's why:

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.

- Franklin P. Adams


That's right, mine will be more of a vote against McCain than for Obama. That quote can be found along with many others in my Quotes section.

4 comments:

  1. I am torn.

    I actually did a stupid little quiz when I passed by one that gave the result 50/49.

    But my ex thinks she's hot, there's his logic.

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  2. Well, I have to come clean and admit I did vote for her for Governor. My vote was almost entirely based on the idea of "Wouldn't it be cool to have a female in charge for a change?".

    Yeah... I feel so ashamed.

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  3. Hmmm. That 'experience' thing cuts many different ways. In Bill Clinton's case, it was about interns. Hillary certainly has plenty of experience too, but it is primarily of the sort that makes her enemies not sleep well at night. Obama's experience is mainly dealing with the Chicago political machine. Biden certainly is one of the most experienced people in the Senate, which is ranked lower in America's view than the president. Then there is McCain, whose primary experience is having been a POW, which is certainly not the same as the kind of experience that was advertised by Washington, Jackson, Grant, Teddy Roosevelt and Eisenhower.

    I too have my doubts about how well she can handle the world's psychos, but perhaps the moose hunting experience is no less relevant in dealing with Mugabe than Biden's ability to sink bills and political rivals in the US Senate?

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  4. She was the mayor of Wasilla... A town that's smaller than the one I live in.

    Then, just because people were so pissed off at that thing with Murkowski's jet, he didn't even win his own party. People would rather vote for an unknown than him; and so they did.

    Then, after less than 2 years she's chosen for this?

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