2008 Previewing Tonight’s VP Debate: Part 2
posted by October 2 at 14:25 PMon
Besides (see below), there’s absolutely no reason to criticize Palin for anything but her own statements and policies. A few examples:
She may think that making rape victims pay for evidence-gathering kits is “crazy,” but that’s exactly the policy she signed into law as mayor of Wasilla.
She slashed funding to a program benefiting impoverished teenage mothers.
She goes to a church that’s truly scary.
She thinks lengthening the amount of time for women to sue their employers for pay discrimination would be a “boon to trial lawyers.”
She mocks Joe Biden for being old—while running alongside a 72-year-old.
She won’t stop talking about how she has foreign policy experience because you can see Russia from Alaska—even though she’s never been to the one island in Alaska where this is true.
She is tremendously incurious about other nations, bragging that she didn’t even have a passport until 2006 because she wasn’t part of “that culture.”
She opposes unions but brags of having gotten a “good union job.”
She believes that being gay is a choice.
She thinks global warming is due to “cyclical” changes and that it “kinda doesn’t matter” whether it’s caused by human activity.
She doesn’t know her own running mate’s position on Pakistan.
She opposes abortion even in cases of rape or incest.
She can’t name a single newspaper or magazine that she’s ever read.
Et cetera. See? No need for sexist attacks whatsoever.