Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Trying Not To Take Palin Seriously?

Alright, I didn’t want to have to do this. I didn’t want to have to take her seriously. But, It seems that Sarah Palin is not going to withdraw. Here is what you need to know about the Republican spin on issues they are claiming make her a Maverick.

First- Sarah Palin vetoed a bill that would have banned “gay rights”. The following is a link to a “gay” website, but it turns out if you are going to research gay issues, you will find the most perspective relative views from the gay community. Palin's reluctant pro-gay veto, Part 1. If you don’t want to go the main quote is this.

The Associated Press reports that the governor said she rejected the bill
despite her disagreement with a state Supreme Court order directing the state to
offer benefits to same-sex partners of state employees.

Palin said in a media statement that she vetoed the bill on the advice of
her new attorney general who said it is unconstitutional." Signing this bill
would be in direct violation of my oath of office," Palin said.

She claims fiscal conservatives. Yet she has shown the fiscal conservatism of George Bush. It seems . Palin, who portrays herself as a fiscal conservative, racked up nearly $20 million in long-term debt as mayor of the tiny town of Wasilla — that amounts to $3,000 per resident. She argues that the debt was needed to fund improvements.
She was urged by city counsel to delegate many of the “executive duties” to her subordinates because she was failing them.

They will claim she fought corruption in her own state by opposing the “bridge to nowhere.” This link takes you the a news story that dispels that Myth. “Got rid of the bridge but kept the money.” The highlight text from the story is, “Former state House Speaker Gail Phillips, a Republican who represented the Kenai Peninsula city of Homer, is also critical about Palin's reversal on the bridge issue.

"You don't tell a group of Alaskans you support something and then go to someplace else and say you oppose it," said Phillips, who supported Palin's opponent, Democrat Tony Knowles”
Her platform also includes “abstinence only”, “no sex-ed in school”, and “creationism in the classrooms”. Since her 17 year old daughter is pregnant, the first two seem at odds with reality. Then again if creationism is your reality in place of science, anything is possible.

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