I don’t know who McCain was hoping to woo with his selection of Sarah Palin for the VP spot, but it certainly wasn’t me. So far I have learned:
- She has been governor for less than 2 years, and before that, she was mayor of a town whose population is a tenth of the size of O’fallon. So much for Obama not have the necessary experience to lead. What happens if McCain dies in office.
- She has a history of pandering to creationists. When virtually every scientist who looks at the evidence agrees that:
- The earth is more than 6000 years old
- Living things evolve over time
- The earth is not flat
- The earth is not the center of the universe
- The BIG BANG happened.
and I have read about or seen significant evidence, I think the debate is over. We don’t need to lie to our kids in the science classroom to hope they will believe a literal version of an ancient text that’s been translated and edited countless times.
- She is a global warming denialist. Maybe I should send her the graph I collected for pwjagwdyecn Cynthia Davis.
- She is anti-choice. I understand opposition to late term abortions. I somewhat understand oppositions to any abortions. What I don’t understand are the extreme anti-choicers who:
- support abstinence only education which has been shown not to be effective.
- are opposed to educating on birth control- which would reduce abortions (duh)
- want to classify any birth control as abortion
- want to stop Plan-B, which prevents pregnancy after the fact, thus preventing the need for abortions.
- She is opposed to alternative energy solutions (big surprise, coming from an oil rich state like Alaska)
At least the Republicans have locked up that ever important swing state of Alaska and its walloping 3 electoral votes. Because, ya know, there is a chance that at some point in the future, probably after I’m dead, that it may not be a firm Republican state.