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Friday, August 29, 2008

so we got a female vp pick from the republicans?

i really hope all the upset hillary clinton voters don't take this bait. this is shameless political pandering.

i'm all for women running for veep, and president. i just hope that the approach to politics that mccain's team is showing - courting former hillary supporters that want a woman in the white house - are smart enough to realize that palin is *not* hillary. not even a little bit. really, the only thing they have in common is gender. a vote for this woman on the issue of gender is a vote against women's hard-earned rights.

Here are some interesting quotes from MSNBC...

"[Palin] is three years Obama's junior, as well, and McCain has made much in recent weeks of Obama's relative lack of experience in foreign policy and defense matters."

and this one...

"On Aug. 1, Palin scored a major victory when the Alaska Legislature passed a bill that authorizes her administration to award a license to TransCanada Alaska to build a 1,715-mile natural gas pipeline from Prudhoe Bay on Alaska’s North Slope to a hub in Canada.

The pipeline would be the largest construction project in the history of North America. If completed as hoped within 10 years, it would ship 4.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. The United States imported about 10 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in 2007."

and here's some more...

"But conservatives praised her anti-abortion credentials.

'Sarah Palin is a pleasant surprise for those of us who had hoped that Senator McCain would pick a principled and authentic conservative pro-life leader,' former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said.

Huckabee also used the Palin pick to reach out to women.

'Governor Palin ... will remind women that if they are not welcome on the Democrat's ticket, they have a place with Republicans,' he said."

Let's review...

Palin will endanger and damage a fragile ecosystemt already under major assault with a pipeline that is a very temporary fix to the larger issues of the oil crisis. She has no international diplomacy experience outside of Canada. She wants to remove a woman's right to choose.

What can she bring to the larger issues of our day and age? Global warming? The healthcare crisis? The endless war upon a concept that drains are nation's single most precious resource: young people?

I hope women are smart enough to realize that falling for this bait will damage the environment, damage the rights of women, and damage the future of our children.

Be smarter than the GOP, Clinton-supporters. Don't let them manipulate you, dammit! Don't you understand how little they must think of all of your minds to pull something like this? Prove that you're smarter than they think you are!

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