I guess I left for a few days again and didn’t tell anyone.
I don’t have a whole lot to report, except to say that I don’t understand McCain’s choice of running-mate, Sarah Palin. I don’t get it. Are women supposed to flock to her because she’s some kind of replacement Hillary Clinton? Do they think we’re that stupid? Never mind, don’t answer that.I’m going to do my civic duty and give you the facts about Governorn Palin. I’m not going to discuss the unsubstantiated rumors about her son really being her grandson. (You can read about it here though.)
- 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 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.
Um, OK. I don’t get it.