Friday, August 29, 2008

Yes, it's true

I'm sure you have all been reading everything you can about Gov. Palin.

I've seen lots of comments from all sides. Knee jerk comments. People in disbelief. People laughing. People crying. Who is this person? Why did John pick her?

Do not underestimate Ms. Palin. She may very well be a formidable opponent. In her short two years as governor, she has already established a reputation of reform and fighting corruption, especially in the Alaskan republican hierarchy. She has left quite a trail of bruised and bleeding people in her wake. She is the most popular governor in America if you can go by approval ratings.

Republicans see her as a refreshing change. I see her as still more of the same. Even with her short record of reform. There are still many reasons that she is completely ineligible for the office of Vice President of the United States and represents the same republican dogma that we have seen forever.

She is vehemently anti-choice.
She has a very spotty record on the environment.
She is married (literally and figuratively) to the oil industry. Good or bad?
She is unabashedly anti-gay marriage rights, though she has stood up for same sex benefits.
She believes creationism should be taught in public schools.
She wants to gut social security.
She has no stance on foreign policy.
She has no stance on free trade.
She has no stance on immigration.

Aside from that, as late as last month she had no idea what a VP does on a daily basis.

Second in line to the highest office in the land? That scares me.

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