More Sarah Palin Info – From HollyCornblog!

HollyCornblog sent me an e-mail from MoveOn with some feedback from Alaska residents.  Granted, MoveOn members are not likely to take kindly to a gun-toting, creationist, anti-choice ex-beauty queen (although the point guard part might be palatable).  Anyway – I was particularly taken with the comment from Sherry – who polled her office and found no pro-Palinites!

We also asked Alaska MoveOn members what the rest of us should know about their governor. The response was striking. Here’s a sample:

She is really just a mayor from a small town outside Anchorage who has been a governor for only 1.5 years, and has ZERO national and international experience. I shudder to think that she could be the person taking that 3AM call on the White House hotline, and the one who could potentially be charged with leading the US in the volatile international scene that exists today. -Rose M., Fairbanks, AK

She is VERY, VERY conservative, and far from perfect. She’s a hunter and fisherwoman, but votes against the environment again and again. She ran on ethics reform, but is currently under investigation for several charges involving hiring and firing of state officials. She has NO experience beyond Alaska. -Christine B., Denali Park, AK

As an Alaskan and a feminist, I am beyond words at this announcement. Palin is not a feminist, and she is not the reformer she claims to be. -Karen L., Anchorage, AK

Alaskans, collectively, are just as stunned as the rest of the nation. She is doing well running our State, but is totally inexperienced on the national level, and very much unequipped to run the nation, if it came to that. She is as far right as one can get, which has already been communicated on the news. In our office of thirty employees (dems, republicans, and nonpartisans), not one person feels she is ready for the V.P. position.-Sherry C., Anchorage, AK

She’s vehemently anti-choice and doesn’t care about protecting our natural resources, even though she has worked as a fisherman. McCain chose her to pick up the Hillary voters, but Palin is no Hillary. -Marina L., Juneau, AK

I think she’s far too inexperienced to be in this position. I’m all for a woman in the White House, but not one who hasn’t done anything to deserve it. There are far many other women who have worked their way up and have much more experience that would have been better choices. This is a patronizing decision on John McCain’s part- and insulting to females everywhere that he would assume he’ll get our vote by putting “A Woman” in that position.-Jennifer M., Anchorage, AK

So Governor Palin is a staunch anti-choice religious conservative. She’s a global warming denier who shares John McCain’s commitment to Big Oil. And she’s dramatically inexperienced.

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7 Responses to More Sarah Palin Info – From HollyCornblog!

  1. No – no showing up anywhere. I’ll send you some info off-line!

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  2. Stephen says:

    Actually, I wouldn’t mind, I love to write and I do have opinions occasionally! Are there rules? More importantly, do I have to show up to work every day??

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  3. Hopefully, the biggest stage she’ll hit is the one at the Republican convention.

    Thanks for the link, Stephen … I may borrow it for this morning’s post.

    Hey – any interest in being a guest blogger? πŸ™‚ (I do realize you may be a bit too busy at the moment … just thought I’d ask!) πŸ˜‰

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  4. Stephen says:

    Two things from today’s Boston Globe article (http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/08/31/longstanding_family_feud_in_alaska_embroils_palin/) really stand out for me:

    First, after allegedly observing her sister and sister’s ex-husband arguing heatedly, she was so concerned that he was “gonna blow it” that she “left for a meeting without calling police.” Wow.

    Secondly, this whole thing smacks of Jerry Springer’s America… and I can’t help wondering what this “small town hick” is going to do when she gets on the big stage?

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  5. Thanks for the comments. On the one hand … this all makes me fearful because seeing through the ploy depends on our countrymen and women voting with intelligence (something that I keep expecting to no avail … although the 2006 election may have marked an awakening). So I hear you on the worrisome sound bites, Paula.

    On the other hand, the ethics investigation piece definitely seems important. Why the hell would you pick someone who is involved in that kind of an investigation when there have to be lots of other choices? (There are also all sorts of rumors flying around about other things related to Palin … which I will be posting about shortly)

    Overall, I continue to hold the hope/expectation that as the country gets to know her better, and events unfold, this will all blow up in McCain’s face. It’s going to be a very interesting couple of months …

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  6. Stephen says:

    What’s most interesting to me, at the moment, is that McCain selected her despite the abuse of power/ethics investigation. An investigation, I might add, that cannot be summarily dismissed as partisan politics (see Clinton, William J.) because a bi-partisan committee voted UNANIMOUSLY to investigate. That means 1) there was enough evidence of some kind to warrant a full investigation (they don’t do these things on a whim) and b) the Republicans on the committee voted in line with the Dems, instead of staunchly backing their compatriot. This just one month ahead of the VP announcement when you have to believe they knew she was in contention.

    Like Paula said: America CAN’T be that stupid, all over again, can they???

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  7. Paula Rockwell says:

    ughhhhh! I just can’t stand it..At first I thought “good, McCain shot himself in the foot!” And I thought how insulting it was to think that women would go from Hilary to McCain and now think it even more insulting to think they think that women will go for Palin who is sooooo far to the right of Hilary! Argggggggh, it just boils my blood. Now, I am fearful of all the pretty sound bites that some voters get swayed by..The folks that don’t weigh the pros and cons, look at supreme court nominations, health insurance issues, economic issues etc. I am fearful they will turn a blind eye and vote for the STUPID ticket of McCain/Palin…
    I will be in a state of angst until late nite Nov. 4th…
    This is such an important election year….
    can people be so led by the nose as Karl Rove thinks??
    maybe time will tell and she will bury herself and take herself off the ticket..wouldn’t that be an interesting turn of events.
    ughhhh
    Paula

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