Saturday, August 30, 2008

McCain's VP, a future Pres and Canadian ally

From Who is Sarah Palin? Here's some basic background:
* She was elected Alaska's governor a little over a year and a half ago. Her previous office was mayor of Wasilla, a small town of 9000 outside Anchorage. She has no foreign policy experience.
* Palin is strongly anti-choice, opposing abortion even in the case of rape or incest.
* She supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in 2000.
* Palin thinks creationism should be taught in public schools.
* She's doesn't think humans are the cause of climate change.
* She's solidly in line with John McCain's "Big Oil first" energy policy. She's pushed hard for more oil drilling and says renewables won't be ready for years. She also sued the Bush administration for listing polar bears as an endangered species—she was worried it would interfere with more oil drilling in Alaska.
* How closely did John McCain vet this choice? He met Sarah Palin once at a meeting. They spoke a second time, last Sunday, when he called her about being vice-president. Then he offered her the position.

1 comment:

Jerry Prager said...

I should add that I think creationism should be taught in schools, as theology.
And while I'm not crazy about abortion, and wasn't happy that Morgentaler was given the order of Canada, I'm politically libertarian enough, and theological individualistic in my relationship with the divine, nd thus I believe that women are adults in charge of their own souls even more than their own bodies, they live with their choices, because the choice is real and has emotional/spiritual consequences, and because life and death are involved, but it's more like suicide than murder to me, abortions are little deaths that never go away, unless by grace, sometimes despite the spirits of condemnation that govern the politics of the self-righteous.