Sunday, August 31, 2008

MoveOn's talking points on the disturbing Palin selection

On August 30, 2008 MoveOn sent an alert outlining some key disturbing features of Governor Sarah Palin (quotes are direct form their email alert; colored text links to the references):

*1: 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 of Anchorage. She has no foreign policy experience.

*2: Palin is strongly anti-choice, opposing abortion even in the case of rape or incest.

*3: She supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in 2000.

*4: Palin thinks creationism should be taught in public schools.

*5: She's doesn't think humans are the cause of climate change.

*6: 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..

*7: 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.


Lee Diamond said...

I think you are off-message. Leave the woman alone and focus on her boss. He's the one who proposes to place an unqualified individual next in line for the Presidency simply because he thinks it will help him win an election.

Anonymous said...

I think that the information presented is very important for the public to know about. We need to know what Sarah Palin believes in and her background before we can decide if she is qualified for the position of vice-president.